Ahhhhh, waterfront living. There’s nothing like it, right? But while the mind may immediately go to Malibu when thinking of the idyllic environment in which to live surrounded by a wide swath of blue, this celebrated coastal spot does not stand alone.
Waterfront living covers quite a bit of ground, literally, from ocean oases to riverfront trophies to hillside homes whose elevated position affords some of the most outstanding views imaginable. While you may have thought you’d have to add another zero to be able to afford one of these prime coastal homes, turns out you can still see the sea, and live right next to it, for $2 million. We’ve got five great options in our look at the $2 million price range, coastal edition, including one that may have you renewing your passport.
79 W Plaza Granada Blvd.
5 Baths with 1 ½ partials
7,037 Square Feet
It’s your haven in the Keys, with brand-new construction in the luxury community of Port Antigua, Islamorada. This property boasts both white sand beaches and a serene canal-side setting. Take a dip in the jetted saltwater pool or relax on one of the many patios overlooking the water and 50-foot dock. Yes, this is the life.
Inside, top-quality materials are showcased throughout, starting in the main living area. A huge Calacatta Quartz island, two-tone custom cabinetry, and professional appliances dress the gourmet European kitchen. The space flows directly into the eating area and living room with wet bar, all of which enjoy views out to the canal. This home also includes an elevator and glass stairwell, as well as protective features such as a hurricane-rated metal roof and impact-resistant windows and doors.
Listed by Lizzie Padro
Coldwell Banker Pinecrest
Provence Alps French Riviera, France
5 Baths with 2 partials
2,368 Square Feet
Indulge in indoor-outdoor living with incredible international flair, and water views that just may inspire a move overseas. This French Riviera modern is located high up in the hills of Nice, with views that drink in the sea and sunsets dipping into the horizon, and interiors that are nearly as mesmerizing. The modern kitchen, dining room, and living room move seamlessly outdoors to the view terrace and saltwater pool. Upstairs, you can surrender to slumber while gazing out over the hills to the water in front of the massive picture window in the master bedroom, or even soak in the tub with serene mountain vistas as your companion.
Listed by Federica Bacci
Coldwell Banker Mondatta
0 Cut in Two East Island
1,301 Square Feet
Why buy a simple sea-view home when you can own an island that’s completely surrounded by water? Cut-in-Two East is an island paradise located 19 miles from the Hamptons in the Thimble Islands, an archipelago in Long Island Sound. The property comprises two islands connected by a bridge and set upon granite rock croppings, creating unbelievable 360-degree views of the Sound. The larger of the two islands houses a classic three-bedroom, two-bath cottage and a detached studio/office, with an abundance of charming features including wood floors and a covered wrap-around porch. There is also a deep-water dock with float, a Stony Creek granite pier, and a boathouse.
Listed by Joseph Piscitelli
Coldwell Banker Milford
4372 Pine Point Road
7 Baths and 2 partials
8,980 Square Feet
Don’t leave the Midwest out in your search for a waterfront wonder. This Sartell, Minnesota manse offers some truly eye-popping water access and stunning views, with a full 200 feet of frontage on the Mississippi River. Entertain indoors and out in this estate home that is grand in space, with more than 9,200 square feet and filled with high-end features and finishes including wood beams, pine flooring, and exotic stone and professional appliances in the gourmet kitchen, but still manages to be warm, comfortable, and inviting. Features include a game room, a large bar and theater, and a pool, deck, and private riverfront dock outside.
Listed by Sue Pladson, Coldwell Banker St. Cloud/Sartell
and Sharon O’Flannigan, Coldwell Banker Stillwater
6587 Barbera Ln
3,843 Square Feet
There’s nothing like a Florida sunset, and you don’t have to be in Miami to get a daily show. The kaleidoscope of hues creates an extrasensory experience reflecting off the pool of this Naples gem, located in the upscale, gated, golf community of Lakoya in Lely Resort. The expansive, covered lanai area also includes a summer kitchen, large living space, and electric shutters. Head out through the sliding pockets doors from either the family room or living room to take it all in, or enjoy the view of the water from the immense modern kitchen. Details abound in this glamorous home, from the rich architecture to the sparkling chandeliers, to the coffered ceilings, plus a three-zone Sonos system and central vacuum.
Listed by Chip Harris and Michele Peppe
Coldwell Banker Naples 5th Avenue