9 Marvelous Waterfront Homes

By Annie Fleming
Whether it's the sound of waves crashing on the shore, or its entrancing blue color, there is something so relaxing about being close to a body of water. Now, actually living, or vacationing, in a modern waterfront home takes that relaxation to the next level. Who doesn't love to relax? We sure do. Browse through 10 incredible lake and beach homes that we adore.

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1. Casa Clara by Choeff Levy Fischman

Casa Clara is an 11,000 square foot residence located on the Venetian Islands in Miami Beach, Florida. The site sits on Biscayne Bay and has direct optimum views to Downtown Miami and its cruise ship port. Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design designed a tropical modern residence that took advantage of the views, while creating an indoor-outdoor living experience.

Casa Clara is an 11,000 square foot residence located on the Venetian Islands in Miami Beach, Florida. The site sits on Biscayne Bay and has direct optimum views to Downtown Miami and its cruise ship port. Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design designed a tropical modern residence that took advantage of the views, while creating an indoor-outdoor living experience.

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The Quonochontaug House in coastal Rhode Island is located three hours from New York City and is built as a retreat for a family from Brooklyn. The design is organized around an open-plan ground floor punctuated by a series of double-height sky-lit spaces that progress from entry to bay view.

The Quonochontaug House in coastal Rhode Island is located three hours from New York City and is built as a retreat for a family from Brooklyn. The design is organized around an open-plan ground floor punctuated by a series of double-height sky-lit spaces that progress from entry to bay view.

A translucent glass bridge connects this 1,820 square foot Corten steel and glass pavilion to a mid-century modern house designed by Bay Area architect Ernest Born. Gently placed among existing trees, the addition, though physically simple, is phenomenally complex. A private cypress grove in the rear and the Pacific Ocean in front are experientially connected through a strategic layering of space, view, reflection, acoustics, and nature.

A translucent glass bridge connects this 1,820 square foot Corten steel and glass pavilion to a mid-century modern house designed by Bay Area architect Ernest Born. Gently placed among existing trees, the addition, though physically simple, is phenomenally complex. A private cypress grove in the rear and the Pacific Ocean in front are experientially connected through a strategic layering of space, view, reflection, acoustics, and nature.

The super luxurious 11,270 two-story waterfront home is a great example of timeless design that incorporates complex details while still maintaining a clean, elegant essence.  The layout includes open plan living while maximizing all water views and creating an environment that blurs the lines between what is considered indoors and what is considered outdoors.

The super luxurious 11,270 two-story waterfront home is a great example of timeless design that incorporates complex details while still maintaining a clean, elegant essence. The layout includes open plan living while maximizing all water views and creating an environment that blurs the lines between what is considered indoors and what is considered outdoors.