You must know about John Edwards, the “poverty fighter."
Yes, he's the one with the 28,000 sq. ft. house and his campaign headquarters in the most affluent part of affluent Chapel Hill, NC.
But do you know about Edwards’ beach house on Figure Eight Island, NC?
Most folks don’t because to even reach Figure Eight you have to leave the mainland and cross a bridge.
The bridge was built and is maintained at public expense, but as soon as you cross it, you’re on private property and face a guard house.
You’re not allowed past the guard house unless Edwards or another Figure Eight property owner such as Nobel laureate Albert Gore has “cleared” you.
So what’s Figure Eight Island like, anyway?
Well, click here and you’ll read:
This private, peaceful ocean side haven offers bright blue waters and long stretches of beach, and is home to notables like Al Gore, John Edwards, and others who relish seclusion and natural surroundings.Edwards must think nothing’s too good for a “poverty fighter,” especially one who’s “committed to the environment” and recently built an “eco-friendly” 28,000 sq. ft. house.
This 1,300 acre 5 mile island does not offer hotels, shopping centers, and tourism. However if bird watching, quiet walks and sunbathing is your strong suit you may find life here appealing. There are only 441 homes, no condos, but it does offer proximity to activity rich Wilmington, NC.
Enjoy the myriad architectural styles of neatly cared for properties if you can get onto the island.