If you want to live in peace, away from all the stress and busyness of the modern world, then you might just want to pack your things and buy 1 Willow Island on Putnam Lake, 60 miles away from New York City. And all for the reasonable price of $850K.
The small island is two thirds of an acre and hosts the main house plus a separate 600 square foot studio. The house is made from the same stone quarry that supposedly supplied the Holland Tunnel, so it's got some staying power.
It's also been updated to feature an open floor plan, modern kitchen and 35 windows that let in plenty of natural light.
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