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The connection these beachside houses have to the natural world can't be denied. Explore some of our favorite waterfront homes that define seaside living. Modern living on a beach is the way to live! Lakes, oceans, ponds and rivers are all great places to experience modern beach living and architecture.

A Hamptons Beach Retreat Gets a Scandinavian-Style Makeover
Taking cues from their style-conscious clients, Portland-based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design transforms an Amagansett home...
This Beachside Pad in San Francisco Is the Stuff of Surfers' Dreams
Honing in on the meditative surfing vibes of the ocean, what was once an old horse barn is transformed into a seaside haven,...
Living Screens Conceal a North Bondi Beach House and a Semi-Indoor Pool
LED-lit, living wall screens provide privacy while allowing the home's owners to enjoy an indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
A Semi-Modular Beach House in Tasmania Floats Over a Site That Survived a Bushfire
After a bushfire, a partially prefabricated beach house rises on a rugged Tasmanian peninsula.
9 Modern Beach Bungalows
Humble in size but big on seaside views and low-key vibes, the beach bungalow is a classic staple of beachside culture across the...
A Bondi Beach Penthouse Designed For Barefoot Luxury
The design brief of this Sydney project was to evoke the "relaxed sophistication" of the popular Australian beach locale.
A Modular Beach Home in Australia Allows One Family to Keep an Eye on the Surf
An L-shaped prefab in New South Wales draws in light from the north and captures views of the surf.
A Renowned Florida Architect's Geometric Family Home Hits the Market For the First Time
Architect William Morgan designed this distinctive, triangular house in Atlantic Beach, Florida, which is now selling for $1.75...
This Expansive Beachside Home on Mexico's Pacific Coast Puts a Modern Spin on Tradition
Made up of several pavilions and consisting of a palm tree-thatched roof, large wood walls, and exposed concrete, Casa en el...
Resembling the Inverted Hull of a Ship, an English Guest House Pays Homage to the Harbor
Designed by Cambridge-based Mole Architects for an architect and developer, the Houseboat is a curved, split-level structure...
A Modern Finnish Villa That Grows Out of a Seaside Cliff
Helsinki-based architecture studio Mer Arkkitehdit nestles a monochromatic villa among the trees in the 19th-century seaside town...
Stay at a Stone-and-Glass Retreat in a Remote New Zealand Bay
Relax and soak up the scenery at this stunning architectural gem close to the sea.
Two Grad-School Friends Apply Their Know-How to a Manhattan Beach Bungalow
When Jason Ro and Zac Rockett of Ro | Rockett Design began plotting an addition to a 1950s bungalow in Manhattan Beach,...
On the Market For $4.5M, This Venice Beach Compound Captures the Essence of Indoor-Outdoor Living
Situated on a sprawling 10,998 square-foot lot—only a mile from the beach and within walking distance to the stores and...
10 Modernist Beach Home Rentals to Escape to This Summer
Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...
Escape to a Thai Beach House That Showcases the Work of Multiple Contemporary Designers
On Natai Beach in southern Thailand's Phang Nga, is a beach house that showcases interiors by some of the world's best...
Here’s How Hollywood Builds a Malibu Dream Home—on a Vancouver Soundstage
Tasked with designing a celeb-worthy Malibu abode in six weeks for a new television series on E!, production designer Daniel...
Indoek’s New Book Shares a Glimpse Into the Homes of Creative Surfers
After visiting the dwellings of countless surfers from all over the world for four years, Indoek is getting ready to launch its...
An Australian Beach Home with Stunning Ocean Views
Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.
Spotted: 10 Modern Homes in the Hamptons
Known for being the ultimate summer escape for New Yorkers, the Hamptons is sometimes believed to be made up of just traditional...

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