With their enviable locations on ocean, bay, and lake waters across the country, these five homes with docks are the perfect buoys for modern-day living.
This distinctively designed eight-bedroom estate—on a rare homesite stretching from ocean to lake—is perfect for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. Spaces are accented by handsome, richly hued wood and intriguing glasswork, and nearly every room opens to a terrace, covered patio, or deck with a view of the sky and water. For ultimate alfresco enjoyment, the property also includes a tennis court, a swimming pool, a beachside deck, and a private dock that encourages water sports.
Offered at: $25,995,000
Location: Manalapan, FL 33462
Coastal New England Classic
In a peaceful 5.2-acre spot on Long Island Sound, this charming 6,282-square-foot estate dates to 1910 and boasts generous, classically detailed spaces, including six restful bedrooms. Nearly every room has a view of the water and the harbor. The idyllic setting includes expanses of rolling lawn, a tennis court, a two-bedroom guest cottage, a waterside terrace, a boathouse, and roughly 100 feet of private beach with a deepwater dock.
Offered at: $12,500,000
Location: 91 Indian Head Road, Riverside, CT 06878
On the banks of Sag Harbor Bay, this six-bedroom Arts and Crafts–style home features unobstructed views, a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a living room with a copper fireplace wall and floor-to-ceiling glass doors to a veranda, a family room opening to a bluestone terrace, and a lower level with game and exercise rooms, a wet bar, and a wine cellar. Beyond an emerald lawn, a saltwater pool and spa, and an outdoor kitchen cabana is the estate’s private shoreline, which includes a 140-foot dock.
Offered at: $16,995,000
Location: 5 Bay View Drive, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Thoughtfully restored and renovated, this delightful Greenwich carriage house enjoys an enviable location in a private enclave on Long Island Sound. It features living and dining rooms, a library, a family room, a gourmet kitchen, a sun-filled breakfast room, a spacious master suite, three guest bedrooms, a gym, and a four-car garage. Handsome bluestone terraces, glorious gardens, a manicured lawn with a fountain, and specimen trees create an idyllic backdrop for entertaining—augmented by the property’s shared deepwater dock and picnic area.
Offered at: $4,595,000
Location: 147 Byram Shore Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
Cape Cod Charmer
This charming Cape Cod home is filled with exceptional elements and breathtaking views of the Eel River and Vineyard Sound. Highlights include an open kitchen, dining, and living room accessing a wraparound deck; five bedrooms, one of which could easily serve as a media room; a large walk-out lower level for storage; and a heated three-car garage. The landscaped grounds include a patio, an outdoor shower, and a path leading to the 75-foot deepwater dock.
Offered at: $2,595,000
Location: 72 Eel River Road, East Falmouth, MA 02536