The rush of cruising across a lake or sea amid cool misty breezes—few things can compare to time spent on the water. Maritime pleasures are mere minutes away at these homes, all with private docks on waters from the majestic Atlantic to a relaxing Southern California lake.
Light-Filled Life on the Water
Nearly every room of this delightful seven-bedroom gambrel-style home has a dazzling water view. The wonderful floor plan is filled with open, sunny spaces ideal for both entertaining and relaxing. In addition to a heated pool, a pool house, beautiful landscaping, lawns, perennial gardens, mature trees, and paths leading to the water, the approximately one-acre property includes roughly 275 feet of bulkheaded waterfront with a floating dock perfect for a power boat and jet skis.
Perched on the water in the coveted gated waterfront community of Harbor Isles in Palm Beach Gardens, this single-level Mediterranean-inspired getaway is a rare find. Recently thoughtfully renovated, it features four bedrooms, four and one-half baths, a handsome den or office, custom-appointed closets, wood floors, a water purification system, a whole house generator, and refined fixtures and finishes. Just beyond the alluring pool and spa is a 90-foot deepwater dock with a new 30,000-pound boat lift.
Traditional Charm in Galveston
Exemplifying traditional coastal style and charm, this lovely five-bedroom home enjoys an idyllic cul-de-sac spot on a canal in Galveston’s exclusive gated Sunset Cove community. Among its many highlights are a gourmet kitchen, a generous living room, and an enviable covered outdoor entertaining area. Boaters and water sports enthusiasts will revel in the dock and two thoughtfully appointed boathouses—one configured for jet skis and a 17-foot boat, the other designed for a 12-foot bay boat.
Classicism on Nantucket Sound
In a delightful village on Nantucket Sound, this timeless estate features a spacious kitchen, elegant living and entertaining spaces, five bedrooms, a wine cellar, a sauna, a study, a handsome billiards room, and porches and balconies overlooking the refreshing swimming pool and spa. The manicured 1.6-acre grounds give way via a tree-lined path to a private dock that affords easy seagoing access to the North Bay and the sound.
Lavish Lakefront Living
Sweeping water views and striking Mediterranean style are hallmarks of this one-of-a-kind five-bedroom manor just minutes from Westlake Village on Lake Sherwood. Impeccable attention to every detail is apparent throughout, from a great room with sliding Fleetwood doors and a bar with two wine chillers to the impressive three-car garage. Two decks gaze out across the water, where a private dock enjoys direct access to the lake’s deepest waters.
Nestled within the ultra-exclusive residential precinct of Sentosa Cove is premium waterfront living reserved for the privileged few. These gorgeous villas lining the waterway have an expansive living space overlooking the pool and a private berth for a yacht that can go up to 12 metres (40 feet) in length.
Further reporting by List SIR. Article originally appeared in the Extraordinary Living Blog, Sotheby's International Realty.