Drawing its energy from the sun and wind, this newly built off-the-grid cottage combines the charm of old Nantucket with state-of-the-art sustainable design.
Photographer Annie Schlecter
Every room of their shingled house overlooks water and sand, and every night, the family falls asleep to lapping waves. Best of all for Alan―CEO of Scout Real Estate Capital, a sustainable resort development and operating company―the house sits lightly on the land, demanding little from its setting. “I love the idea of using Yankee thrift and ingenuity to avoid waste,” he says.