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On the Market: Beach Houses

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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.

Montauk, NY

Address: 42 Old Montauk Hwy
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 5
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.

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A wide wrap-around deck surrounds the second floor of this beach house in Montauk, NY.

“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.

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Honduran mahogany quartz and marble materials add to the sleek design of the master bedroom.

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.

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The circular stairs designed by Hollenbeck are a work of art.

Kathleen Coumou; 212-468-7140


Address: The Garden, St. James
Bedrooms: 10
Baths: 10
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.

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Cove Spring House is set on 1.3 secluded acres but minutes from shopping, dining and golf.

“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.

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Two first-floor bedrooms have direct access to the covered patio.
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The home’s secluded beach is protected by the reef.

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.

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Guests are welcomed into a formal entry designed in coral stone.

Rae “Muffin” Stollmeyer; 246-253-5857

Vero Beach, FL

Address: 1840 South A1A
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 7 full, 2 half
Square feet: 8,400
Price: $7.9 million

Florida Treasure

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.

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The travertine tiled pool deck provides exceptional ocean views, as the first floor was constructed nearly 20 feet above sea level.
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The house is lushly landscaped on more than two private acres with a dune crossover to protect native vegetation.

“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.

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The 40-foot vanishing edge pool with flush spa and sun shelf has a gem coat finish and travertine coping.

Cindy O’Dare; 772-713-5899

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