This Charleston, S.C., home isn't so much a waterfront home as an on-the-water home. The $17.5 million five-bedroom, seven-bathroom property sits in Charleston Harbor, adjacent to the Carolina Yacht Club. It boasts three stories, with the top one acting as an indoor and outdoor entertaining space. You can also park your yacht on the covered boat lift, located right off your own private pier. And if you need a break from the water to hang out on land, there's a nearby three-car garage, complete with a second-floor guest house.
This eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom house isn't located on just any beach -- it's on the Pacific ocean in Hawaii. It features an extensive two-level indoor/outdoor lounge that overlooks indoor pools, a spa and green landscaping, and offers views of the distant island as well as the water. The 11,000-square-foot Maui home has an open floor plan and plenty of room for guests, who will enjoy their own bathrooms and lots of communal living space. The price tag? Only $23.8 million.
At $849,000, this Cape Cod home offers views of the bay and low-lying ponds, while remaining relatively affordable. The home is hidden by trees and is a short walk to the recreational Paine's Creek Beach. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers a dining room, adjoining screened porch, wrap-around deck and living room with wood-burning fireplace.
This Dana Point, Calif., home, located south of Los Angeles, offers ultra-modern design meant to maximize the sweeping ocean views. The home has wall-to-wall windows and extensive glass features. You enter the home over a glass bridge above a mosaic-tiled fountain, walk through a large, stainless steel door to find a glass elevator and a floating glass staircase. The home has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a library, office, wine room, gym, spa, pool and theater and is made with limestone smooth-textured walls, marble and quartz slab countertops (that glow) and radiant floor heating. You can get this one-of-a-kind home for a measly $22.5 million.
This $13 million home overlooks Wychmere Harbor and Nantucket Sound from its nearly four-acre perch in Massachusetts. The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home has a sweeping bridal staircase, cathedral ceilings, gated access, a gazebo, heated pool with cabana, boathouse and deep-water dock with float. Almost every room in the house has water views; and if you buy it, you get it fully furnished.
This $9 million, 15,000-square-foot home was featured on HGTV's "Amazing Waterfront Homes" in 2008. Located in Michigan's woodsy Upper Peninsula, it has more than 200 feet of private beach along Lake Michigan, as well as a private pier. The home was originally built as a family getaway and has all the amenities to match: lighted tennis court, home gym, screened gazebo, heated 20-person spa, putting green, wine room, carriage house and even an old-fashioned tire swing.
Outside downtown Minneapolis, this 13-acre estate boasts almost 360-degree water views. The palatial, 32,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, nine fireplaces, a 12-car garage, tennis court, indoor spa with exercise room and heated outdoor pool. The $24 million mansion sits on a peninsula called Brackett's Point, commanding views of multiple bays in Lake Minnetonka.
This $4.9 million home located on Chicago's North Shore offers unobstructed views of Lake Michigan from one of its outdoor spaces, as well as from every room in the house. The four-story home has tiered balconies and a massive backyard porch. The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home has a chef's kitchen and indoor pool with jacuzzi and spa, plus 109 feet of sandy, private beach.
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