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What are the 3 white towers on Figure Eight Island as seen from the inland waterway?

Ken Little
Figure Eight Island

An aerial view of Figure Eight Island. (StarNews file photo)

The towers are actually chimneys attached to a house designed by a nationally renowned architect, a Realtor familiar with the property said.

Jo El Skipper, a Realtor with Figure Eight Realty, said the white chimneys are part of a house on the North End of the island designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen.

“You can’t really see the house because there’s live oaks all around the house,” Skipper said. “It’s kind of enveloped by live oaks and they kind of shoot out of the trees.”

The expansive residential property is displayed as “The McKinney Residence” on Jacobsen’s website.

Jacobsen is architect of two museums at the Smithsonian in Washington and Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, among other buildings. Jacobsen won the 1995 Inform Award for Excellence in Architecture from the American Institute of Architecture, Washington chapter, for the Figure Eight Island house, according to his website.

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