In the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright

Joe Massaro owned an island and a handful of unfinished sketches by the architect. His course was clear: Honor the man and build the house

As the boat pulls up to the dock on Petre Island, N.Y., it falls into the shadow of a solid cement cantilever suspended over the water. Moving toward the island, the 78-foot cantilever meets an inclined rock embankment, the foundation of a house seamlessly fitting into the irregular formation of the ground. From the water it looks like a ship, its bow jutting out over the lake.

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