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Earth-Bermed Home in Bourne Can't Find a Buyer


Back in 1986, someone built themselves their version of an eco paradise on .49 acres in Bourne. Alas, Kermit the Frog was right, it's not easy being green.

The 2BD, 2BA custom-designed earth-bermed 1,520-square-footer is described in the listing as "solar engineered and energy efficient." Here's how the brokerbabble sums it all up:

Enter through a brick terrace where a glass door opens into a 30x20 ft solarium with a magnificent 20x10 ft solar collector pool. The interior features an open living concept. Step outside to the peaceful surroundings where you will find your very own private retreat. Town says there is room to expand over the existing footprint no more than 30' from the ground which could provide ocean view. Seller financing considered with sizeable down payment.The Westerly Drive property first hit the market in July asking $324,900, but a September meeting with the pricechopper has brought the ask down to $299,000. Will that be enough to get a buyer to dig (sorry) this place?
· Listing: 24 Westerly Drive, Bourne [Zillow]