If there’s one impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on luxury real estate, it’s to help buyers hone in on what they truly want. Not surprisingly, waterfront properties are high on the list.
In our monthly review of five cities, we found four waterfront properties, each one unique in its own right, priced in the $7 million range. There’s the Boston Harbor luxury condo, the nautical-themed Michigan estate set on two bodies of water, a Lake Minnetonka gem with incredible water frontage and astounding views, and a Dubai villa right on the Palm Jumeirah.
Then, for a little something different, we have a citrus grove estate in Somis, Calif., 45 minutes down the coast from Santa Barbara. The lifestyle may be a little different, but the luxury quotient is definitely not.
22 Liberty Drive, Unit 11F
3 Baths and 1 Partial
2,674 Square Feet
Enjoy the rare air high above Boston Harbor. This 11th-floor luxury condominium offers picture-perfect views from every room and a private balcony overlooking the waterfront and bustling Seaport District of downtown Boston. Entertain with an open floorplan extending from the gourmet island kitchen to the dining room and expansive living room, all with direct water views. Walls of windows from the primary suite invite in harbor vistas as does the primary spa bath, with its marbled soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanities.
Two additional bedroom suites give you ample room for family and guests, and you also have a spacious library with a floor-to-ceiling window to use as a home office or reading room. Amenities of this luxury building also features a 24/7 concierge; resident lounge; fitness center, separate storage room; rare on-property parking in a subterranean garage; and a prime location close to Fortune 500 company headquarters, museums, and upscale restaurants.
This property is listed for sale for $7,200,000 by David Mackie of Coldwell Banker Realty Boston-Back Bay.
3574 Saugatuck Beach Road
5 Baths and 2 Partials
8,365 Square Feet
Set on not one, but two, bodies of water, this Saugatuck property is a true standout. Located at the confluence of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River, the estate features 447 feet of serene Lake Michigan beachfront and views that go on forever. On the edge of the property are 658 feet of frontage on the river, creating a one-of-a-kind waterfront experience.
This storied estate was designed by Chicago architect John Tilton to resemble a boat and built by the original owners of mega yacht builder Broward Yachts. Sit in the center of the home, with a curved wall of curved before you and the water beyond, and you may just forget you’re on land. Immaculate views spanning miles of coastline and deep blue water abound throughout the residence and surrounding seven-plus acres.
From the soaring ceilings to the unique architectural touches to the huge dining room and chef’s kitchen, every inch of this residence impresses. You’ll relish the
numerous spots that invite moments of reflection indoors and out, with ample windowfront seating and open and covered outdoor space just waiting for serene sunset viewing.
This property is listed for sale for $7,500,000 by Andrea Crossman of Coldwell Banker Woodland-Schmidt.
Frond A, Palm Jumeriah Dubai, Dubai, AE
6,860 Square Feet
When you think of luxury real estate in Dubai, towering high-rises may come to mind. But the city also offers exceptional opportunities to live right at water level, like this Frond A, Palm Jumeriah estate.
Featuring an open floorplan with light and bright interiors and great entertaining potential, the home offers expansive, direct water views and vistas expanding to the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis from the gracious living areas. That view is especially dramatic from the large primary suite, with a wall of retractable glass providing a gleaming view out to the sea.
The Scavolini-designed kitchen features Miele appliances and a huge terrace creates ample opportunities to enjoy the sunshine, with an outdoor kitchen, private garden, and infinity pool.
This property is listed for sale for $7,078,297 by Mohamed Magdy of Coldwell Banker UAE – Swap.
8 Baths and 3 Partials
12,800 Square Feet
A stark contrast to the four other properties featured this month, this remarkable estate offers a taste of the French Countryside in southern California. Sprawling over 12 acres of citrus grove land, this property is an entertainer’s dream, with expansive formals, a billiards wing with wet bar and ice cream parlor, and gaming/hobby rooms.
Indulge in the incredible owner’s suite, with an elegant fireplace, private sitting room, and French doors leading out to a terrace, all overlooking the parklike yard. Here, you’ll find a large, flat swath of land featuring a saltwater pool, spa, and waterfall; cabana house with a second spa; covered entertaining space and dining areas; grassy fields; gardens; and tennis court. The surrounding citrus orchards consist of 1,600 Valencia orange, 180 grapefruit, and additional fruit trees. This property also includes a three-bedroom casita, an RV barn, and an eight-car garage.
This property is listed for sale for $7,700,000 by Michael Delgado of Coldwell Banker Realty in Oxnard.
2303 Huntington Point Road E
Minnetonka Beach, MN
3 Baths and 2 Partials
7,894 Square Feet
Minnesota may be known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but there may be no finer lake lifestyle than the one offered by this Lake Minnetonka estate. This beautifully designed Minnetonka Beach residence is set on 200 feet of lakeshore, with jaw-dropping water views throughout.
Enjoy world-class architectural details at every turn and a main-level owner’s suite that is pure paradise, with walls of glass overlooking the water and direct access to a large waterfront patio for a closer look. Designed to maximize opportunities for indoor-outdoor enjoyment, the .92-acre property offers three outdoor fireplaces, a porch with phantom screens and a pool.
The estate also includes a walk-in pantry with office space, a den with fireplace and access out to the front porch, a home gym with sauna, and an expansive bonus room with built-ins and shoreline views.
This property is listed for sale for $7,999,000 by Jeffrey Dewing of Coldwell Banker Realty in Wayzata.