February 01, 2007

That Second America Comes with Gated Access

Recently Democratic Presidential candidate and North Carolina's non-favorite son drew quite a bit of grumbling for his $6 million, 29,000 sq/ft estate outside of Chapel Hill.

As noted at National Review Online: "There Are Two Americas; John Edwards' New House Takes Up Almost All of One Of Them" (h/t Instapundit).

But where is Edward's Other America?

According to the N&0 article cited above, it's here:


Welcome to Figure Eight Island.

According to

Cross the private bridge to Figure Eight Island and you'll find a peaceful, seaside haven with sparkling blue waters and miles of sandy white beach. Nature lovers will delight in the endless occasions for bird watching, shell seeking and quiet strolls along the shore. And sports enthusiasts will discover ideal conditions for everything from kayaking and windsurfing to biking and tennis.

But the real beauty of this tranquil island lies in what you won't hotels, shopping centers, traffic and tourists! With only 441 homes (and no condos!), this five-mile, 1,300-acre island offers the best of both worlds...a serene private oceanfront community just minutes from all the exceptional amenities of Wilmington, NC and Wrightsville Beach, NC.

You've got to love that private bridge. It helps keep those "Two Americas" separate... but equal, I'm sure.

We don't have picture identifying Edwards private island luxury beach estate, but we do know that it is quite cramped at only 2,778 sq/ft, and very economical, with a tax value of just $1.03 million.

Here's picture of the neighborhood.


Nice Ferrari.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 1, 2007 10:38 AM

I wonder if they've got the National Flood Insurance Plan - looks like an excellent place for a hurricane.

Posted by: Jeff Shultz at February 1, 2007 11:57 AM

Funny you should mention that.

Hurricanes Floyd and Dennis both came very close.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at February 1, 2007 12:00 PM

I too am irritated at Edwards having two faces, also Kerry having millions and paying less tax than me. But consider the source of Edwards money. He worked at contigency fees taking at least 55% of the reward his client received. Add to that the fact that he was working at bogus malpractice claims that were imagined and had nothing to do with actual physician incompetence. This is the reason you have to pay so much for your health care.

Posted by: David Caskey at February 1, 2007 01:08 PM

Let's not forget how Edwards obtained the funds to display this obnoxious insult to the American people. He is able to show this arrogance because he is the classic ambulance chaser that makes the average American citizen pay higher prices for medical insurance.

Posted by: Mescalero at February 2, 2007 12:03 AM