As the summer winds down, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has a look at America’s coolest beach homes. These are the coolest of the cool–the homes have it all, from top-of-the-line design, technology and upscale amenities to breathtaking views and crashing waves.
A wide variety of movies and television shows, such as Charlie’s Angels, Hannah Montana, and Two and a Half Men have been filmed in Malibu Beach, and past and current celebrity residents range from Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston to Halle Berry and Charlie Sheen.
Located on one of Malibu’s best beaches and with the Santa Monica Mountains rising in the background, the 8,989-square-foot residence is designed by renowned architect Ed Niles. Niles, who is also responsible for designing Johnny Carson’s Malibu home, which eventually sold for $40 million, designed this home like a village of forms, with each form having its own particular use. Included are four bedroom suites in the main house, one of which is a luxury master bedroom with curved window walls. There is an elevator, both a soundproof home theater and music room, an enclosed triangular casual dining area, and a gourmet kitchen with a barbecue, ocean views, and a buffet line. There is a separate one-bedroom, one-bath guest house, 11-unit zoned air conditioning units and, with the home’s cutting edge technology, a 19-server Internet hosting capability. Construction materials include walls of steel beams, concrete, translucent fiberglass, and glass walls with 29-foot ceilings that provide for the art collection, while allowing prisms of sunlight and breezes to sweep through the house and expansive ocean views. Priced at $53 million, this Malibu beach house is now for sale.
Located on over an acre of prime beachfront on Siesta Key Beach––voted the “#1 Beach in America” by Dr. Beach in 2011––”Casa del Cielo,” a three-building compound consisting of the main house, gatehouse, and guest house. The main house and gatehouse were designed by Carl Abbott. The 1930s beach cottage once belonged to a neighbor but was purchased and moved to the compound. The 4,520 square feet of living space features five bedrooms and five baths. On the sands of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, this compound features commanding gulf views. This contemporary compound on Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida, is priced at $5.999 million.
Lanikai is a hidden, elite residential enclave with only one entrance and is accessed over a rise above the easternmost end of Kailua Beach. It is surrounded by mountains, guaranteeing privacy and quiet. Now for sale is a two-story residence above the rest, at the end of an enclave, and built into the side of a mountain rising from the end of the beach. Views over the Pacific and the two Mokulua islands are arguably the best on the island. A cutting edge contemporary of 7,473 square feet on 2.63 gated acres, the home has five bedrooms, seven baths, a poolside pavilion, gym with sauna, guest-entertainment suite, office, media room, infinity pool, sun deck lounge with hot tub, and three-car garage with additional parking for six. Built in 2014 with luxury materials and fixtures imported from Italy and Germany, the open concept and vanishing threshold between indoors and outdoors is perfect for entertaining. This property is priced at $18.5 million.
Just south of Dana Point is a contemporary beachfront house with architecturally pronounced angled roof lines and large walls of glass overlooking the beach and the coveted waves. Designed by Robert Quigley, the 3,500-square-foot house has two-story glass ceilings and walls allowing for sunlight, moonlight, and the ocean view to fill the living space. Located on Beach Road, it is one of the few beach house access roads that is gated with 24/7 security patrol. The 68-foot, double lot extends to the high tide mark, and the house includes three bedrooms, five baths, a gourmet kitchen, and a private walk-in wine cellar with tasting area. The open-floor plan and outdoor living areas are perfect for entertaining family and friends. This beach house in the iconic surfer’s paradise, Dana Point, is priced at $8.75 million.
Directly on the beach of Balboa Peninsula Point, which has served as a backdrop for shows like Arrested Development, is a contemporary two-story beach house, designed by Ed Lorbach. At 5,314 square feet, beach and ocean views are enjoyed through two floors of glass walls. Guests can be entertained via the outdoor dining option, the terrace, and the 2,000-square-foot roof deck with lounge and custom spa. Designed for beach fun, the party can flow from the water to the open concept interior. Included are three guest bedrooms and a master with solarium sitting room, six baths, media room, office, gym, and walk-in wine cellar with adjoining bar. Modern, beach-style materials are used throughout with English sycamore, French limestone, and white lacquer in the dressing room. Directly on the sands of Newport Beach in Southern California, this sunny and bright beach house, geared for outdoor enjoyment, is priced at $13.499 million.
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