Wake up and feel the sand between your toes any day of the week with one of these
spectacular waterfront homes, from a Barbados mansion to a modern montauk estate.
Address: 42 Old Montauk Hwy
Square feet: 7,000
Price: $48 million
Laid-Back Beachfront Living
Celebrities and those in the know are moving to “The End,” choosing Montauk for its more relaxed, quiet lifestyle over the tonier precincts of the Hamptons.
“Montauk as a summer destination is becoming more popular as the East Coast’s answer to Malibu,” says Kathleen Coumou, real estate agent at Christie’s International Real Estate. “Celebrities are gravitating there in droves.” This modern beach house designed by architect Frank Hollenbeck was inspired by a Chinese tea house. The blue tiled pagoda roof and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors are not only beautiful but also practical, set on a steel super structure and able to withstand winds up to 100 miles per hour.
The wide, sandy beach offers the best surf casting as well as incredible privacy. There are only 11 oceanfront homes on two miles of beach in the exclusive enclave of Montauk Point.
Address: The Garden, St. James
Square feet: 17,000
Price: $40 million
Elegant Caribbean Cove
There is a reason Prince Harry, Mark Wahlberg, Rihanna, Bruce Willis, Sting and Hugh Grant, among others, have all retreated to Cove Spring House at one time or another. Sitting on a coral cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the mansion was designed using coral stone, a hallmark of Caribbean aristocracy.
“Its Palladian/Georgian open-architecture brilliantly captures the inherent beauty of the island, maximizes natural light and allows trade winds to cool the home,” says Rae Stollmeyer of Barbados Sotheby’s International Realty.
Set on a small, secluded beach only accessible from the mansion, the residence is minutes from shopping at luxurious Lime Grove Centre and a short distance from the Royal Westmoreland, Apes Hill and Sandy Lane golf courses.
Rae “Muffin” Stollmeyer
Vero Beach, FL
Address: 1840 South A1A
Baths: 7 full, 2 half
Square feet: 8,400
Price: $7.9 million
Located in the Estate section of A1A where gated, oversize lots stretch all the way to the Atlantic, this recently-constructed oceanfront home is the neighborhood’s newest addition and stands out among its peers for its fresh, transitional style as opposed to the more common British West Indies look of other homes in the area.
“Called the ‘Treasure Coast’ for the riches that washed up on its beaches centuries ago from shipwrecks, there’s still plenty of ‘treasure’ turning up in Vero Beach,” says Cindy O’Dare, broker associate at Premier Estate Properties. “Our coastal town on Florida’s Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean has been called the Hamptons of Florida.” The area was recently ranked by CNN as one of the best places to invest in real estate, adds O’Dare. Amenities abound here: two private clubs, shopping, dining, art galleries, museums and equestrian and boating opportunities provide endless entertainment.