Island homes aren’t rare in the Thousand Islands region of New York– the region itself consists of more than 1,800 islands.  Those islands can be huge (at forty square miles) or tiny (the region defines an island as anything containing at least one tree).  The place is a wonderful summer playground, and the historic homes are luxurious and beautiful.  During the 19th and 20th centuries, distinguished families made the Islands their retreat, building the astounding estates and hotels that remain there to this day.  The region, still popular as a vacation destination, is undergoing restoration to restore the homes to their former glory.  TopTenRealEstateDeals.com recently featured the region and its wonderful homes.  Each home is historic, with a mystical back story as alluring as the antique finishes.  To see the full feature, click here.