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What money can’t buy: a break from nature’s fury

Scouring seas were closing in on a Chappaquiddick manse. The owner is now moving it all — but to what end?

CHAPPAQUIDDICK — The house was denounced even before it was built: an 8,300-square-foot mansion with seven bathrooms and a bowling alley in the basement, rising on a fragile cliff above the ocean. To many island residents it was a violation, eternally defiling their beloved rural landscape.

Or maybe not so eternally.

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