Beachfront Sanctuary in the Bahamas

Combining island chic and luxury beachfront living in San Salvador, Bahamas, this ultra-private, 35,000-square-foot property boasts 400 feet of private white-sand beach. 

“This home, feels like a private get away,” says listing agent Margaret Glynatsis of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty.

“From the keyless entree pads, remote-controlled air conditioner and lighting system and the positioning of the home — with slight elevations allowing for most rooms to look out into the horizon — no thought or detailed was overlooked.” 

With 3,200 square feet of living space, this home features an open-concept floor plan with 12-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, two beds, two baths and a master bedroom with a floating bathtub, shower, double vanity, walk-in closet, office space and balcony looking out into the turquoise ocean. 

“My favorite room of the home is the master bedroom as it includes 1,500 square feet dedicated to pure luxury and comfort,” says Glynatsis. “The really unique and stunning feature here is the stand alone tub in the center of the room with views of the never-ending ocean.” The home, listed for $1.499 million, is complete with a wrap around deck just steps away from the beach. “This beachfront oasis is perfect for someone looking to live off the grid, but still have access to every day modern amenities,” says Glynatsis. “San Salvador itself is a hidden gem that most people have yet to discover — the land is full of undulating hills, beautiful beaches, numerous salt water lakes, and amazing reefs that surround the greater part of the island.”

BOASTING A STRONG SENSE OF LUXURY, THIS WATERFRONT HOME ON 7.24 ACRES WILL BE LISTED FOR AUCTION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH AT 10 AM.

Located just five miles off Route 50, an hour from Washington D.C. and only 30 minutes from Annapolis, this custom-built luxury waterfront home is situated with deep-water access to the Chesapeake Bay. The breathtaking views from the pier, offering a boat lift, are just of the fantastic exterior features. Others include a two-car garage, 24-foot by 40-foot building for equipment and up to three cars, a brick courtyard and a rip-rap bulkhead. 

There is an apartment on the second floor of this home, as well as a deck off the master bedroom. Close to Easton, this home is sure to satisfy any buyer looking for a waterfront escape.

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While man grapples with the fear of the unknown such as stronger hurricanes and solution to rising seas that they worry will eventually turn inland cities such as Orlando and Philadelphia into beachfront property, a Florida company has found a solution for the very wealthy: the houseboat of the future. Equipped to run on shore power or the sun, Arkup’s “first electrical livable yacht” combines a luxury yacht, waterfront villa and self-sustainability into a glamorous floating-motoring home. Able to run completely off grid via 2,300 square feet of rooftop solar panels, the boat has four spuds that can lift it above the water on its automated hydraulic pilings. It can withstand a Category Four hurricane and provide a grand lifestyle off the grid almost anywhere there is water. With no yard work or property taxes.

Measuring 75 feet in length with a 32-foot beam, the Arkup has 4,350 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space divided between the main and upper decks. It can cruise to new locations, tie up at a dock or hydraulically rise and stand above the water. Cutting-edge contemporary design with open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling glass walls bring in unobstructed ocean, bay, lake or river views and extend out to five terraces with glass railings. The main deck contains the main living area and fully equipped Miele kitchen. There is also a two-berth crew cabin that can be used as an office, a bathroom, laundry room with washer and dryer, trash room with compactor, outdoor kitchen and helm station. The upper deck has four ensuite, king-size bedrooms. The master suite has a walk-in closet, balcony and free-standing Jacuzzi.

Whether one’s intent is to contribute to a light footprint on the planet or to assuage fear of getting their foundation wet from the melting ice cap, Arkup offers several options. Charter before making the decision to buy at $6,000 a night for eight guests or purchase starting at $5.5 million up to $12 million. The existing floating villa on offer is priced at $5.9 million completely furnished and decorated. Arkup is co-brokered by Marius Koller of MK Miami Real Estate and Antonio Maldonado, Advantaged Yacht Charters, both located in Miami.

Source: TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

Photo courtesy of Craig Denis.

Susurros del Corazón, the latest addition to the Auberge Resorts Collection portfolio, has broken ground as Punta de Mita’s newest luxury boutique resort, and has commenced sales for a limited number of the 30 beachfront residences.

Located on 33 lush, rolling acres overlooking the Bay of Banderas on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, the community will celebrate the boho-chic culture of Mexico’s quaint coastal surf towns while having an attractive contemporary design and providing the highest comforts and upscale services.

Translated as ‘whispers of the heart,’ Susurros del Corazón is perched on a bluff surrounded by tropical jungle and extends down to the pristine white sand beach below, offering Punta de Mita buyers a rare opportunity to own a beachfront residence with direct access to the water. Each of the 30 homes — ranging from three-bedroom Beach Casitas with 5,580 square feet of interior and exterior living space to a six-bedroom Presidential Villa with over 19,000 total interior and exterior square feet — will be perfectly poised at the water’s edge with floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize the epic views. Offering a clean, contemporary design, the residences will also give a nod to Mexican heritage through handcrafted finishes, artisanal wall coverings, and local artwork.

Open, airy living spaces will seamlessly extend from the indoors out, creating an environment that exists in perfect harmony with its natural, untouched surroundings. Featuring custom finishes and the finest fixtures, residences will have Wolf® and Sub-Zero® appliances, beautiful bathrooms with freestanding tubs and double shower heads, and expansive outdoor living spaces with bars, private pools and Jacuzzi® hot tubs.

“Punta de Mita is such a special place. We wanted to bring something totally unique to this area and the new Auberge Resort hotel suites and stunning oceanfront villas deliver on our vision,” says Mark Cooley a partner at SV Capital Partners, developers of the resort and residences. “It is very important for us to preserve the natural beauty of the land, and we are being conscious in the development to create a community that is in harmony with its surroundings. The entire ethos of this property is to combine a rustic simplicity that feels very authentic with the world-class amenities you’d expect from an Auberge resort.”

Upon opening in late 2020, Susurros del Corazón will comprise 59 hotel guest suites, four distinct culinary concepts, a 3,000-square-foot fitness center and yoga studio, kids’ club with daily activities and 4,600-square-feet of event space, including an outdoor patio and a spacious event lawn, offering an idyllic setting for picturesque gatherings. Tucked among lush gardens, an Auberge Spa will feature 11 treatment rooms and a variety of treatments inspired by the rich heritage and healing properties of the surrounding Riviera Nayarit region.

Dining at Susurros will further establish Auberge Resorts Collection’s reputation for award-winning culinary offerings. The resort’s signature restaurant will connect interior and exterior spaces and capitalize on the breathtaking ocean views, while guests enjoy locally-sourced meals utilizing traditional, seasonal ingredients and sip expertly crafted artisan cocktails. Outdoors, a casual open-air venue will invite guests and owners, day and night, to gather under large shade trees and a sun-punched trellis for a jungle-inspired dining experience.

The resort is centered around three scallop-shaped pools that will cascade down to the beach, where clear blue waters invite surfing, snorkeling and fishing against the backdrop of the volcanic Marietas Islands, a protected wildlife refuge. The resort’s private beach spans 1,850 linear feet of pristine sand, perfect for swimming and paddle boarding.

“Susurros del Corazón will be an entirely new experience in Punta de Mita; one that embraces a laid-back beach spirit and perfectly balances luxury and approachability,” says Craig Reid, chief executive officer of Auberge Resorts Collection. “We could not be happier to partner with SV Capital on another exceptional resort and residence project. The groundbreaking is an exciting milestone moment in the journey of bringing this vision to life.”

Photos courtesy of Susurros del Corazón.

A 1,400-acre, gated resort and residential community on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica recently announced the second phase of its more than $100 million transformation. As part of a vision to connect its 11 miles of coastline from end to end for the first time, Peninsula Papagayo is introducing new adventures, lifestyle amenities and resort enhancements for residents and guests of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica and Andaz Costa Rica Resort.

Gencom — an international luxury hospitality and residential real estate investment and development firm and developer of Peninsula Papagayo — has made it a goal to honor the local culture and foster a true sense of community. “With our newly introduced amenities, only-here experiences and eco-luxurious real estate offerings, we are nurturing a strong and cohesive community rooted in wellness and sustainability,” says Donald McGregor, Gencom’s senior vice president of development and managing director for the Latin America region.

The re-imagination project will include a Papagayo Explorers Club, a bike-share program, and Four Seasons Private Residences Prieta Bay, the newest real estate enclave. Stirring up excitement, Camp Jaguar will offer adventures in the forest, ocean sports, and survival training, all meant to encourage confidence and self-discovery. “We are excited to see the combined effort of all the momentous enhancements give discerning travelers and homeowners compelling new reasons to discover Costa Rica,” says McGregor.

Photos courtesy of Peninsula Papagayo.

Replay Destinations, a fully integrated destination development company, has appointed Studio Piet Boon, an internationally renowned design studio, as lead designer for Half Moon Bay Antigua, the first new resort and real estate development of its kind in the Caribbean.

Acclaimed for award-winning luxury hotel and residential projects in Europe and the United States, the Amsterdam-based firm will lead the overall architectural and interior vision for the new Rosewood Half Moon Bay, set to take shape on 132 pristine acres surrounding one of the world’s most celebrated beaches. In collaboration with preeminent Caribbean architecture firm, OBMI which is handling architecture for the Rosewood Half Moon Bay, Studio Piet Boon will introduce a new understated contemporary design by layering the sensibilities of traditional Caribbean architecture with a modern and distinctly environmental aesthetic.

Established in 1983 by Dutch designer Piet Boon, the company’s distinctive design sensibility has also extended into custom furnishings, fixtures and many other interior related products.

Conceived and orchestrated by a masterful team of designers and rooted in Caribbean history, Half Moon Bay Antigua will redefine the Caribbean paradigm by introducing a new level of ultra-luxury that will resonate with our discerning international clientele.

William Anderson

CEO, Half Moon Bay Antigua

Set to open in 2021, Rosewood Half Moon Bay will feature 47 pavilion-style suites, including a three-bedroom presidential suite, and will be flanked by a collection of Rosewood Residences, each thoughtfully designed and architecturally stunning showcasing captivating views.

Amenities will cater to the desires of today’s global explorer, with unobstructed ocean views, private infinity plunge pools, hammocks, open-air baths and shower gardens with live orchid walls that blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Studio Piet Boon will employ a natural design palate that will flow seamlessly from the resort to the residences connecting each experience to one another and to nature.

Half Moon Bay presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create something enduring, and I am honored to help shape the future of this magnificent place.  It is an inspiring landscape that truly embodies all that is beautiful in the West Indies, from the crescent-shaped white sand beach and lush tropical plant life to the rocky bluffs and panoramic views. All of these natural elements allow us to provide experiences at Half Moon Bay Antigua that capture the island’s redefined effortless luxury as well as evoke a sense of timeless elegance.

Piet Boon

Founder, Studio Piet Boon

Half Moon Bay Antigua is currently comprised of 10 of the rarest and most exclusive land parcels available for sale in the Caribbean. With prices ranging from $10 million to $25 million, the 10 premier estate lots will afford a limited number of buyers the opportunity to customize a showcase home set just steps from the beach or perched on a seaside cliff.

The crown jewel of the estate lots is the Mellon Estate, a three-acre parcel situated on a dramatic bluff overlooking the turquoise water below, formerly owned by philanthropist Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon.  Owners and resort guests will have exclusive access to the finest services and amenities, such as an on-site biodynamic farm, an iconic cliffside cocktail lounge and a Rosewood Spa, all just steps from one of the world’s most exquisite beaches.

The site of the new Half Moon Bay Antigua development was previously home to Half Moon Bay Resort, one of the finest hotels ever built on Antigua back in the 1950s. The resort was frequented by notable names like Audrey Hepburn and Elton John, helping to establish Half Moon Bay as a global celebrity hot spot. With 3,200 feet of coral sand, Half Moon Bay Antigua is internationally lauded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, offering an unparalleled setting for what will be the most sought-after resort and residential community in the Caribbean.

Photos courtesy of Half Moon Bay Antigua.

California’s Northern California Delta region can soon expect a new residential community – Delta Coves, a “wildly water-centric” real estate development in Contra Costa County, is currently under construction.

Aimed at celebrating the laid-back boating lifestyle the Delta is famous for, the project will feature approximately 560 waterfront residences with private boat docks, a 230-slip marina and a private club, the Island Camp, a 4,500-square-foot activity hub, complete with a clubhouse, fitness facilities, pool area, event lawn and a picnic pavilion upon completion. Real estate offerings will comprise four product lines, with 1,800-4,000-square-foot single-family homes ranging from $700,000 to $1.2 million. In conjunction with the completion of the first six model homes, sales will launch in spring 2019.

Delta Coves is situated in a prime location, just four minutes from “fast water” at the gateway to 1,000-plus miles of waterways for unlimited boating, fishing and water sports pursuits. The development is an hour east of San Francisco, an hour northeast of San Jose and Silicon Valley, an hour southeast of Napa and 45 minutes east of Oakland by car. Additionally, BART’s new Antioch Station, which is only eight miles away, will offer easy commutes to future homeowners.

The California Delta is formed at the western edge of the Central Valley at the crossroads of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. The American, Mokelumne, Cosumnes and Calaveras Rivers feed into the two major rivers. The Delta flows west through a maze of 57 islands and channels, then on to San Francisco Bay, finally joining the vast Pacific Ocean.

In all, the Delta boasts 57,000 acres of navigable waterways. As the largest freshwater estuary on the West Coast of the Americas, this vital resource supplies fresh water to more than 23 million Californians, provides habitat to hundreds of distinct species of wildlife and sustains hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland that produce about 45 percent of the nation’s fruits and vegetables.

Photos courtesy of Claire Marshall.

A stunning penthouse at Quay Tower — the new luxury high rise designed by LA-based Marmol Radziner on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront — just sold for more than $20 million, setting a new record for the most expensive home sale in Brooklyn history.

This is the first time Marmol Radziner has brought its California modernist aesthetic to New York City — the firm is best known for renovating iconic mid-century modern homes out west, including the famous Kaufmann House in Palm Springs.

With Quay Tower — and this penthouse in particular — Marmol Radziner creates a similar modernist experience of living in a home surrounded by nature. With tranquil views of the East River and New York Harbor, it’s easy to forget you’re in a 30-story structure in New York City.

Despite its elegant, modern design built with high-quality and natural materials, the ultra-luxe penthouse is meant to be lived in and loved. In the living room, a fireplace creates an intimate and inviting gathering space with stunning views of Manhattan.

The record-setting home combines two penthouses at the top of the building to create one incredible mansion with five-plus bedrooms and 7,433 square feet of living space, as well as a private 1,179-square-foot terrace.

A balance of intimacy and openness, indoor and outdoor and modernist meets warmth is tough to strike in a high-rise, and that is the real triumph of Marmol Radziner’s vision for Quay Tower.

Photos courtesy of Allison Walker.

Whether it’s due to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, views of the sun setting on the open water or the scent of the fresh, crisp waterfront air, homes along the water never seem to go out of style. From coast to coast, high-end buyers are in the market for luxury waterfront properties — from teardown properties with coveted views of the California coastline to luxurious estates overlooking Lake Burton.

By Alyssa Gautieri

Northern New Jersey

From lakefront to beachfront, New Jersey has a selection of luxury, waterfront properties on the market. Focused on the properties along the northern lakes, Lynn Brescia of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage finds that high-end buyers now want more than just great waterfront views and a luxurious standard of living.

 

Often year-round homeowners, “buyers are looking for areas that allow for outside water activities and local communities that promote social activity,” she says.

764 Pines Lake Drive West

Wayne, New Jersey

Photo courtesy Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage / NJ

While average prices range between $1 million and $2 million, there are also indulgences such as a $14 million-dollar property in Greenwood Lake, New York. Brescia notes that “homes between $1 million and $1.6 million seem to be in the highest demand.” She adds, “The demographics are often locals between the 40-50 age range with children still at home.”

 

While northern New Jersey often attracts local buyers, “there are some out-of-state buyers, more from New York City, who are considering a move to a waterfront home,” Brescia notes.

Lake Burton, Georgia

Popular among second-home buyers, Julie Barnett of Harry Norman, REALTORS asserts that the beauty of Lake Burton makes it the perfect destination for a vacation home. “Lake Burton is the prettiest lake in the Southeast and only an hour and half from Atlanta, Greenville and Ashville,” she notes.

 

Many buyers come from Atlanta, however Barnett has also noticed a trend of young people investing in lakefront property.

 

While the most expensive waterfront listing in Lake Burton is currently $5.9 million, waterfront homes around $1 million are attracting many potential buyers. Most often a small fishing cabin, teardown properties under $1 million are often purchased due to prime location. For a home priced between $1 million and $2 million, buyers may find a space that needs many upgrades. According to Barnett, a move-in ready home is more likely available in the $3 million-plus price range.

 

While waterfront inventory has gotten lower in recent years, the new year has brought more activity to the Lake Burton area. Barnett notes, “in the first quarter of 2018, we had three times the number of sales that we had the first quarter of 2017.”

Tampa Bay, Florida

Due to recent growth and the new construction of luxury hotels on Clearwater Beach, high-end buyers are being drawn to the Tampa Bay area, according to Martha Thorn of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

 

Both local and out-of-state buyers are in search of new-construction, waterfront properties — particularly focused on homes built above the floodplain. “If we are talking about trends in the luxury market — any property over $1 million, it is very slow unless it is a gulf-front property,” says Thorn, who has noticed waterfront properties selling faster this year.

 

“There are plenty of luxury homes in our area to sustain the market,” she adds. “As far as up-and-coming areas, anything in South Tampa and near downtown St. Petersburg is selling like hotcakes.”

 

Recently selling for $7.2 million, a gulf-front home on Redington Beach in Pinellas County is among the highest waterfront sales in the area. Belleair Shore, a beachfront community, is also one of the highest priced areas with prices ranging from $3.5 million to $6.7 million.

943 Bayshore Blvd.

Tampa Bay, FL

Photos by Cary John Photography, Courtesy Martha Thorn

Savannah, Georgia

From homes bordering tidal creeks and deep-water creeks to beachfront homes on the Atlantic Ocean, Savannah embodies a unique waterfront market.

 

Richard Mopper of Engel & Völkers Savannah notes that “the Savannah market has seen a sharp price correction and values are on an upward swing.” He adds, “waterfront properties, due to scarcity, are rising quicker than the rest of the market,” with waterfront properties ranging anywhere from $800,000 to $14 million in Savannah.

 

Savannah has a limited number of luxury waterfront homes, which makes it difficult to sustain buyers’ needs. With competition tough in Savannah, the market is making room for new up-and-coming areas. “There are exceptional opportunities for waterfront properties south of Savannah in the quaint areas of Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh Counties — where currently there is an exceptional selection of quality waterfront homes and lots,” Mopper says.

 

According to Mopper, the buyers include locals in an upward spiral as well as people from all over the globe. “The mystique of Savannah has made the community internationally known with people interested in second and third homes,” he says.

Palos Verdes, California

We have a saying in California, ‘you’re either waterfront or you’re not,” says Megan M. Neel of RE/MAX Estate Properties, who mentions that desirability for waterfront properties is growing in California and hence, so are the prices.

 

Located in Palos Verdes Estates, Neel has a waterfront property currently listed at $23.888 million — a price that is significantly above other waterfront properties in the area, with the most recent highest-priced waterfront property selling for $16 million.

“This property is on the higher end of the spectrum,” notes Neel, who finds that most waterfront homes are teardown properties starting in the $6 million to $7 million range. “There are so many people that would love to live on the ocean, but affordability is often a factor,” she adds.

 

With many properties being purchased for the land and location, water views become an important factor for buyers. “In this area, the most coveted views are ones that include the coastline not just the horizon,” Neel says.

5 White Water Lane

Dana Point, California

Photos courtesy Tim Smith, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

King County and the Greater Puget Sound, Washington

Attracting a diverse audience — with about 50 percent being locals and 50 percent coming from out of state and other countries — the waterfront market is booming in Washington. According to Kelli Langford of Keller Williams Realty, “prime waterfront properties with acreage and views are going quick. They are not sitting on the market long.”

 

With King County’s Lake Samamish, and Pierce County’s Lake Tapps on the map as up-and-coming areas, Langford believes there are enough luxury, waterfront homes on the market to sustain buyers’ needs. “Washington offers many wonderful lake and waterfront homes in King County and the Puget Sound,” she says. “With patience, perseverance and the right Realtor, buyers should be able to find the waterfront home of their dreams.”

 

Currently, the most expensive waterfront property is located in Bellevue with a listing price of $45 million. Another prominent listing is in Lake Tapps, which is priced at $4.3 million.

By Camilla McLaughlin

 

Seldom is a residence as spectacular as the setting, which makes the architectural showpiece featured on our cover a rarity. An address on Linda Isle is prized in Newport Beach, where only a select few homes sit directly on the bayfront and an even smaller number on an island. “Only a handful of these islands are guard gated, which makes Linda Isle especially desirable,” explains developer Zachary Eglit, president of BDR, Inc.

 

Expectations regarding architecture and design have never been higher than today. This custom residence is an ideal interpretation of Contemporary’s new aesthetic, which is warm, approachable and eminently comfortable. There is an integral sense of elegance and function that only derives from excellent design.

 

On the main floor, distinct spaces, including a designer kitchen augmented by a fully equipped butler’s pantry, and a great room, merge into an impressive open floor plan punctuated by a dramatic suspended glass staircase. The upper level incorporates a second great room. One of the four en suite bedrooms is also oriented to be a potential private office with fabulous views. White oak flooring enhances the sense of continuity between the two levels.

 

Expanses of glass bring in daylight and starlight. Blues of the water and dynamic panoramas are part of the experience. Disappearing doors make a seamless transition to outdoor amenities, including an outdoor kitchen, al fresco dining and a dockside patio. Aligned with current preferences toward slightly smaller but exquisite homes, this residence is spacious enough for a growing family but also manageable for a couple.

 

The Linda Isle community offers amenities including a private beach, but for this home the ultimate is onsite — dockside. With several slips, it can sit a vessel of up to 90 feet, ensuring ample room for a yachtsman’s toys. The experience is priceless.

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