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Location: Nantucket, Mass.
The Skinny: Built by environmentally-minded hotel investor Alan Worden, this modern structure was built to resemble a collection of classic shingled cottages while incorporating green technologies like solar power and wastewater treatment. Located just off Nantucket proper, on the much smaller Esther's Island, the three-bedroom, three-bath home enjoys 13 private acres of dunes and sea grass and has been designed in an ideal, beachy style. So perfect, in fact, that the house was featured in Coastal Living magazine. The LEED Gold certified cottage is listed for $3.695M. According to Worden's investment group, Scout Capital, purchased the Esther's Island site "in October 2007 in order to learn about environmentally sensitive building practices," but it sure seems like they stand to make a hefty profit as well.
· 1 Esthers Island [Windwalker Real Estate]
· The Power of Nature [Coastal Living]
· Esther's Island Retreat [Scout Capital]