Finding dry land
Named Shipwreck House for “evok(ing) images of a ship grounded along the shore,” this three-bedroom, four-bathroom, eco-friendly $2.9 million home nestled on a mountainside in Newcastle, California, attracts those who embrace green technology. An undulating roof collects rainwater in tanks that hold up to 12,000 gallons, and the home’s solar panels are connected to the grid and sell power back to PG&E on sunny days.
A bargain mansion
The extravagant Mill Basin mansion in Brooklyn — famous for its association with the mob — is back on the market. Located at 2458 National Drive, the 14,000-square-foot home has a listing price of $13 million, a sizable drop from its 2013 price of $30 million. Its features include a six-car garage, a meditation room, a pool and an outdoor pavilion with seating for 40.