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Accessible only by boat and located just 30-minutes from Manhattan, NYC (East 34th Street heliport) the completely private Columbia Island is perfect for the zombie apocalypse, or just a summer getaway. Featuring a 5,620-square-foot main residence that offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a luxurious kitchen with polished concrete floors, and a spacious living area in an open floor plan that overlooks Long Island Sound.
Adding to its self-sustainability are solar panels, diesel generator back-ups, and most importantly, a reverse osmosis water filtration desalination system for clean water suitable for drinking. Plus, the concrete floors boast radiant heat for the cold winters, while boilers, a hot water-heat exchanger and a sewage system keep everything sanitary.
The master bedroom was designed with coziness in mind and offers large windows for panoramic views of the water. Step into the bathroom, and you’ll find a rain shower large enough for two people. Oh, did we mention that the $13-million price tag includes the neighboring Pea Island located 2 nautical miles from the main residence? That’s right, just hop in the boat from your private dock, and you have another small island to work with. If money is no object, it’s even possible to build a bridge directly connecting the two islands.