From coast to coast, these four waterfront homes are buoys for modern-day living, affording a life lived amid scenic surroundings and the soothing sounds of water.
Chic Lakefront Contemporary
This dramatic contemporary oasis on Lake Sherwood was designed to maximize its cinematic views. In the great room and primary suite—one of four bedrooms in the home—disappearing walls of glass open to balconies where the dazzling vistas unfold. Other highlights include a 650-bottle wine cellar, an expertly equipped kitchen with views of its own, a butler’s pantry, a media room, a gym, and a den or office. A private dock and an inviting deck encourage boating, swimming, fishing, paddleboarding, and other water sports.
Effortless Indoor-Outdoor Living
On the banks of Indian Harbor, this lofty, airy, light-filled contemporary home—composed of steel, cedar, stone, and glass—offers an impressive 8,111 square feet and an array of balconies, rooftop terraces, and patios that extend living and entertaining spaces to the outdoors. The interiors have an open, effortless flow and enviable views, and the heated pool looks out over impossibly lush lawn toward the water. Nearby is a private five-acre park with a 160-foot deepwater dock for the exclusive use of neighborhood residents.
Westlake Island Oasis
In the exclusive environs of Westlake Island, this stylish home offers a wealth of bright, inviting spaces. The generous interiors feature an open-plan living and dining area, a chef’s kitchen, a study, three bedrooms, and a versatile room whimsically hidden behind a bookcase. Covered and open-air patios—including a built-in grilling area—an upper-level balcony, a hot tub with a waterfall, and an area of lush lawn create a picturesque waterfront oasis with a dock and sunset views.
Welcoming Beachfront Haven
Filled with coastal charm, this 4,902-square-foot home sits steps from a sugar-sand beach and the waves of the Gulf of Mexico. An elevator connects all three levels: on the first, parking and storage; on the second, an open kitchen, living room, and dining room with a spacious covered deck; and on the third, the primary suite, a study, four guest suites, a media and game room, and a second covered deck. A social membership in the Galveston Country Club included in the purchase price.