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Private island 60 miles from NYC asks $850K

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The listing comes with a solar powered boat and a guest studio

A stone house sits on a private island on Putnam Lake. Houlihan Lawrence

There’s something captivating about living on an island, whether it’s a tropical destination or something more seasonal. It’s the ultimate private retreat—a place to get away from it all and contemplate the waters around you.

And while an island may seem fantastically expensive, that’s not always the case. Take this four bedroom, one-and-half-bath home. It’s located on Willow Island, a small island on Putnam Lake 60 miles north of Manhattan. The island is only accessible by boat, and the listing comes with a solar powered boat for use on the non-motorized lake.

The stone house on the island was built in 1932 with stone from the same quarry as the Holland Tunnel, the tunnel that goes under the Hudson River to connect Manhattan and Jersey City. Inside, the house features 35 windows for plenty of light, a dramatic cut stone fireplace, hardwood ceilings, and a newly renovated kitchen.

Other perks on the property include a 600-square-foot studio for guests or yoga, multiple docks for recreation, and a separately deeded private driveway and garage on the mainland.

The best part? This getaway is priced under a million, with 1 Willow Island asking $850,000.

A stone house from 1932 sits on a grassy area.
The historic stone house was constructed in 1932.
The living room features an exposed beam, hardwood floors, and plenty of windows.
The living room features an exposed beam, hardwood floors, and plenty of windows.
The dining room opens up to the kitchen on one side and the living room on the other.
The dining room opens up to the kitchen on one side and the living room on the other.
One of four bedrooms on the property features large windows and clean white walls.
One of four bedrooms on the property.
An airy sun room with lots of windows.
An airy sun room with lots of windows.
A solar powered boat sits next to the dock,
A solar powered boat sits next to the dock,