Living on a lake, river or ocean represents a dream for many. Simply being able to wake up to breathtaking scenes of water or the smell of fresh air each day has a certain cachet, not to mention it’s good for our souls and state of well-being.
Whether you’re looking for a vacation retreat or a place to live year-round, these inspiring new(ish) listings from the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program make the most of their beguiling waterfront settings.
“Hale Palau’ea,” as this singular Makena beachfront estate has been named, offers 120 feet of direct frontage right on the renowned white sands of Maui’s Palau’ea Beach. Located just South of the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, the 4,802-square-foot architectural masterpiece on Makena Road was custom-built to take full advantage of its .47 prime beachfront acres. “Hale Palau’ea is one of the best available beachfront estates in the entire State of Hawaii,” proclaims listing agent Dano Sayles who has co-listed the awe-inspiring property with Anthony Sayles, both of Coldwell Banker Island Properties in Wailea. From rooms that gracefully connect to the stunning outdoors to unique spaces that capitalize on the 180-degree panoramic ocean views sweeping from the coast to the outer island while managing to embrace the brilliant ever-changing year-round Maui sunsets.
Harbour Island Beachfront House
Narrows, Harbour Island, BS
Another ocean away, this newly constructed beachfront mansion on Harbour Island, recognized by Forbes as “the Crown Jewel of the Caribbean,” capitalizes on the tropical magic of the West Indies. Dubbed “Tickled Pink,” the fantasy home in question is perched high above the sea, and “resplendently dressed in hues that reflect the natural light and colors of The Bahamas,” says listing agent Robert Arthur of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty. Among its enchantments are: direct access to Harbour Island’s famous Pink Sand Beach, incredible views enjoyed from virtually every room in the house, and main living and dining rooms that lead out to an expansive covered terrace with breathtaking views of the backyard and sparkling turquoise waters of The Bahamas.
1115 Hillsboro Mile
Hillsboro Beach, FL.
If you want to wake up to inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean each morning, you’ll want to give this modern oceanfront stunner from Mark Timothy Luxury Homes and Affiniti Architects a tour. Offering six bedrooms and over 12,500 square feet, this property is adjoined by a private boat dock for up to a 100-foot yacht and two smaller boats on the Intracoastal waterway. Among its most inspiring coastal design elements, per listing agent Jonathan Postma of Coldwell Banker Realty in Boca Raton: a floor-to-ceiling glass Nanawall seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces revealing breathtaking ocean vistas, a resort-style pool surrounded by a shell-stone terrace and a glass-bead-finish spa.
161 Cape Florida Dr
Key Biscayne, FL.
Further south along the Florida coast, this serene and private oasis in Key Biscayne listed by Jill Hertzberg of The Jills Zeder Group and Coldwell Banker Realty in Miami Beach continues the contemporary waterfront dream. Featuring over 6,600 square feet of renovated living space, the design seamlessly connects indoor/outdoor living and breathtaking views of the canal. Staying true to the coastal lifestyle, natural light streams through the high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors as a cabana, boat lift, new outdoor deck and pool entice you into the fresh air. The home recently underwent a meticulous renovation with brand new bedrooms, bathrooms, flooring, plumbing, electrical, outdoor deck, kitchen and appliances, with no expense spared by the owner.
903 East Pugh Point Ct.
Not all waterfront fantasies take place on the sea. Serenity can also be found on calm lake waters. Case in point: this fully-furnished waterfront estate on Idaho’s ever-magical Coeur d’Alene Lake captures the tranquility of lakefront living. Sited on over five acres with 1,651 feet of prime frontage, the custom residence listed by Greg Rowley and Matt Baine of Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty presents over 6,000 square feet of impeccably designed interiors featuring European oak floors, a stunning chef’s kitchen and a walkout lower level ideal for extended-stay guests with a separate entry, kitchenette, junior suite, rec room and home gym. Meanwhile, the pristine natural surroundings are celebrated with a masterfully designed 1,700 square-foot covered deck, summer kitchen with sunset bar, lakeside lawn, patio with firepit, plus a private dock and ample shoreline to enjoy.
362 Thompson Heights Drive
Another lake house, done to perfection. This Denison, Texas-based mansion is elegantly poised on a deep water cove on the southeastern shores of Lake Texoma. In its over 11,500 square feet, the promise awaits of being able to “enjoy lake views from nearly every room and lounging by the multi-level, award-winning infinity edge pool design and full outdoor kitchen,” according to listing agent Kamry Nordyke of Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors. Gracious architecturally distinct interiors, effortless flow to the outdoor terraces and a long private driveway make hosting large-scale gatherings an effortless feat. Accessing the prized estate from other locations is easy too, thanks to a helipad.