Veritable buoys for modern-day living, these five homes enjoy enviable views and soothing sounds of harbor and ocean waters from West Coast to East.
Lavish Waterfront Compound in Greenwich
Greenwich, Connecticut | Joseph Barbieri, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
One of the most significant waterfront estates in Greenwich, this commanding 5.8-acre compound includes a main residence, a guesthouse, waterside terraces, lush landscaping, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a putting green, and 1,570 feet of shoreline with a deepwater dock—all benefiting from views that stretch to Long Island Sound. The heart of the estate is a regal eight-bedroom home with lavish formal living and entertaining spaces, an indoor pool, and a home theater.
Carmel, California | Nicholas Canning, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
Perched high above the thrilling waters of the Pacific, this spectacular home designed by renowned architect Barry Berkus is a dramatic setting for seaside living and entertaining, both indoors and out. Each of the four bedroom suites enjoys a view of the ocean—thanks to plentiful windows and private decks—as do all public spaces, the home’s two lofts, and an array of perfectly positioned stone terraces, one of which includes an enviable hot tub. The village of Carmel-by-the-Sea is minutes away.
Chic Southampton Getaway
Southampton, New York | Harald Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
Distinctive design and coveted views are hallmarks of this 5,100-square-foot contemporary home on Shinnecock Bay in Southampton. A smart eat-in kitchen, airy living and dining spaces, five stylishly appointed bedrooms, and breezy decks on both levels afford postcard views of the water and dramatic sunsets. Ocean beaches beckon from just across the street, while steps from the home are 140 feet of private water frontage with a dock.
On the Beach in Malibu
Airy and full of light, this distinctive, sophisticated three-bedroom home on the beach in Malibu enjoys expansive, envy-inspiring ocean views. It offers an exceptionally appointed gourmet kitchen with teak cabinetry and top-tier appliances and comfortable spaces for living and lounging—including an ocean-view living room with a wall of glass opening to a spacious terrace. A beach-level veranda with a hot tub, a built-in grilling area, and a wine room are among the amenities making this the consummate coastal oasis.
Secluded Waterfront Gem
Falmouth, Massachusetts | Kerrie Marzot, Sotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage
Modern style meets classic coastal charm in this delightful home on Rands Canal. Among the many highlights are a living room warmed by a Rumford fireplace, a dining room with a cathedral ceiling, a well-outfitted kitchen, a water-view deck with a built-in grill and a fireplace, and four restful bedrooms facing the water—among them a master suite with a wood burning fireplace, cherrywood flooring, a soaking tub, and a steamshower. The property shares a deepwater dock and includes deeded rights to a sandy beach.