On Water’s Edge: A Spotlight on Waterfront Living

May 201714

On Water’s Edge: A Spotlight on Waterfront Living

Our love of water views is hardwired into our very being. Tens of thousands of years ago, early human migration essentially began as “a long walk on the beach,” populating the world by wandering its coastlines. No wonder the echoes of humankind’s first great adventure linger in our souls. These exclusive homes have been designed for ultimate comfort, framing spectacular views of the water.

The waterfront lifestyle delivers a feeling of incomparable escapism. Whether ocean, sea or lake, few locations offer more opportunities for recreation and relaxation as those set against the backdrop of the world’s most beautiful bodies of water.

Shoreline estates always seem to have a certain nautical flair; with spectacular views and refreshing sea breezes, and of course, private docks for sailboats and yachts, their appeal is undeniable. These properties embody the luxury, adventure and timeless glamour of living on the water.

From dazzling  beach and oceanfront compounds to showstopping views of the water and wildlife along the shore from lakeside or beachfront villas, waterfront homes  capture the splendor and priceless beauty of water. Coastal properties are meticulously designed for the affluent buyer who cherishes the sun and sky.

Below are a few properties with water views available through Long & Foster | Christie’s.

This Sharps Point Estate sprawls over nearly nine acres with a beach cottage, waterside pool and spa, private pier, covered slip and magnificent views from Whitehall Creek to the Chesapeake Bay.

1441 Sharps Point Road, Annapolis, MD is offered at $5,999,999 by Charlie Buckley of the Annapolis Sales Office

1441 Sharps Point Road, Annapolis, MD is offered at $5,999,999 by Charlie Buckley of the Annapolis Sales Office

 

“Sunninghorse” soars above the ocean on a cloistered cul-de-sac. This breathtaking European-style oceanfront retreat has four bedrooms, four full and two half bathrooms, and it is masterfully designed for privacy and comfort.

Deck of 2 Bassett Ave.

2 Bassett Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE is offered at $4,750,000 by Chiqui Gavilan of the Rehoboth Office

 

This stunning waterfront location includes panoramic views, exemplary millwork, spacious rooms, incredible décor, a cherry paneled office and a raised veranda overlooking the lake.

2993 River Reach, James City County, Virginia

2993 River Reach, James City County, VA is offered at $899,000 by Marley E. Numbers of the Williamsburg Office

 

Custom built, this expansive “upside down” style home offers six bedrooms, five full and one half baths on three pristine levels. The second-level kitchen, dining and living areas open to a covered deck with ocean views, perfect for family dining.

62 West 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ is offered at $2,850,000 by R.J. Soens of the Avalon Office

62 West 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ is offered at $2,850,000 by R.J. Soens of the Avalon Office

 

With magnificent views of the Rappahannock River, this rare river home lets you enjoy all that river life has to offer. Situated on 2.73 manicured acres, the home includes a pier, three-car garage, guest suite and pool.

187 Catchpenny Lane, Tappahannock, VA is offered at $1,450,000 by Skipper Garrett of the Bay/River Sales Office

187 Catchpenny Lane, Tappahannock, VA is offered at $1,450,000 by Skipper Garrett of the Bay/River Office