Welcome to our annual Top Homes 2016, a unique collection of the 20 most exclusive and spectacular oceanfront properties on the market in the United States. With glorious settings from Hawaii to The Hamptons, these beautiful private residences are the essence of luxury coastal living.
And they’re yours for the asking.



438 Schooner Head Road, Bar Harbor, Maine

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Photos courtesy of The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty 


This may not be the most expensive or luxurious waterfront home in America, but what a setting. 
Perched on rugged coastline, with jaw-dropping 270-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Acadia National Park, islands, a lighthouse and Champlain Mountain, the aptly named Seaduced is a one-of-a-kind statement home. The property features a stately main house with a large wraparound deck, cultivated grounds and an oversized pool, as well as a guest cottage with car storage and staff quarters. Set on five acres with 900 feet of ocean frontage, this dramatic home borders lots with conservation easements, ensuring total peace and privacy.

Bedrooms 7 • Bathrooms 5 + 1 half • Price $5,300,000

Listed by Kimberly Swan, The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

kim@swanagency.com, www.swanagency.com



Aura, Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii

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Photos by Benjamin Benschneider and Simon Watson/courtesy of Moffett Properties


Designed by Olson Kundig, one of Ocean Home’s OH50 Top Coastal Architects of 2016, this unique oceanfront home is the ultimate Maui retreat. Located on a private bluff, with expansive views of Honolua and Mokuleia Bays, the 6.5-acre estate is set in landscaped grounds with native flora. The home comprises three connected contemporary structures with striated walls of rammed earth and large decks in rich ipe. Eighty feet of steel-framed glass doors, controlled by hydraulics, open to completely transform and expand the main living space, which overlooks a heated saltwater pool. The home is being offered fully furnished with several artworks by its owner, renowned photographer Peter Lik.

Bedrooms 3 • Bathrooms 4 • Price $15,200,000

Co-listed by Van Fischer and Wm Buz Moffett, Moffett Properties

van@surfingrealty.com, buz@surfingrealty.com, www.surfingrealty.com



41800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California

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Photos by Everett Fenton Gidley/courtesy of theagencyre.com


It’s a Malibu home like no other. The vision of Ed Niles, one of Ocean Home’s OH50 Top Coastal Architects of 2016, this striking beachfront residence is a masterwork of contemporary design and engineering. Inspired by Japan’s shoji concept of translucency and designed to showcase the owner’s extensive Asian art collection, the home has 29-foot ceilings, walls of fiberglass and tall glass windows that maximize the ocean views and ever-changing light. The main house features four bedroom suites, including a master with a distinctive curved window, a gourmet kitchen, indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, a separate guest house, a music room embedded in the hillside and a soundproof home theater.

Bedrooms 4 • Bathrooms 6 • Price $53,000,000

Co-listed by Aitan Segal and Ari Afshar

aitansegal@gmail.com, ariafshar@theagencyre.com, www.theagencyre.com



Sagaponack, The Hamptons, New York

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Photos by Michael Moran/Otto/courtesy of the corcoran group


A modern masterpiece, with more than 300 feet of direct beach and ocean frontage, this stunning private residence is one of the most exclusive contemporary homes in The Hamptons. Custom designed by renowned Bates Masi + Architects, and set on three acres of land with views over the ocean and a freshwater pond, the home offers nine bedrooms and 11 baths, including a master suite with an outdoor shower. The living spaces run the full width of the residence with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors on both sides creating seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining areas. The roof deck features a Jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen and fireplace; there’s also an ocean-side pool and pool house plus a tennis court.

Bedrooms 9 • Bathrooms 11 • Price $50,000,000

Listed by Susan Breitenbach, The Corcoran Group

smb@corcoran.com, www.susanbreitenbach.com



387 Ocean Blvd, Golden Beach, Florida

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Photos by Felipe Ariano/courtesy of The Jills


There’s something magical about this exquisite home, set on a 62,750-square-foot lot with 225 feet of direct beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean. A vision of all-white stucco and honey-hued wood detailing, the main residence is designed around an alluring oval pool, sun-filled courtyard and barbecue cabana with an archway leading to the beach and ocean. A separate two-story guesthouse has its own full kitchen, pool and deeded beach; the residence also includes a gym and movie theater. Nestled in tropical gardens and shaded by palm trees, this Mediterranean-inspired retreat is the stuff of real estate dreams on one of Florida’s best beaches.

Bedrooms 11 • Bathrooms 10 + 3 half • Price $42,500,000

Listed by Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber, The Jills

info@thejills.com, www.thejills.com



35400 Hwy 101, Gold Beach, Oregon

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Photos courtesy of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty


We went in search of a home with a majestic ocean setting and found it at Elk Point Lodge, perched on a bluff overlooking Gold Beach on Oregon’s breathtaking Pacific Coast. A masterpiece of design crafted from Rogue River rock and a blend of massive old growth logs, this impressive sanctuary is nestled on 28 acres of park-like land, with 800 feet of beachfront and a helipad for when its owners want to make a quick entry or exit. The wood-and- stone mansion features a massive great room with a dramatic floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, spacious master suites, a home theater and a separate caretaker’s house.

Bedrooms 4 • Bathrooms 5 • Price $10,500,000

Listed by Ted Wood, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

ted.wood@cascadesir.com, www.sothebysrealty.com



Villa Dei Tramonti, 2431 Riviera Drive, Laguna Beach, California

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Photos courtesy of Hom Sotheby’s International Realty


There’s no shortage of fabulous ocean homes on the market on California’s Pacific Coast, but this one is a standout. One of only five private and beachfront residences in the elite gated community of Irvine Cove, this magnificent six-bedroom home takes the concept of luxury coastal living to a whole new level. The Mediterranean Revival-style property has an airy open floor plan and high ceilings offering almost 10,000 square feet of living, dining and entertaining spaces, all with views of dramatic sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. With the ambience of a private resort, the home also features a tennis court, outdoor pool and beautiful landscaped grounds.

Bedrooms 6 • Bathrooms 7 + 2 half • Price $51,000,000

Listed by Rob Giem, HOM Sotheby’s International Realty

rgiem@homgroup.com, www.homgroup.com



3100 Gordon Drive, Naples, Florida

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Photos courtesy of billearls.com


This palatial home is one of the most significant oceanfront residences ever created on the Gulf of Mexico and could be a backdrop for The Great Gatsby. Set on four acres of manicured gardens and 277 feet of direct beachfront, the 15,995-square-foot mansion offers exquisite detailing throughout – coral stone from the Dominican Republic, Venetian plaster walls, wide plank flooring, elaborate ceiling details and wainscoting. The five-bedroom and sixbath villa has a great room with five sets of French doors opening to an expansive terrace, indoor and outdoor loggias, gourmet kitchen, a pool with a spa and sun shelf and a seven-car collector’s garage. The home also comes with associate membership at the iconic Port Royal Club, just three doors away.

Bedrooms 5 • Bathrooms 6 + 2 half • Price $59,990,000

Co-listed by Bill Earls and Larry Lappin, John R. Wood Properties

bill@billearls.com, larry@larrylappin.com, www.billearls.com



90 Pocomo Road, Pocomo, Nantucket

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Photos courtesy of Maury People/Sotheby’s International Realty


If any island captures the spirit of luxury coastal living, surely it’s Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts. This imposing elevated residence in Pocomo, set on the island’s northern coastline, offers more than 1,000 feet of private beach and over four acres of land with views in every direction – enjoy the sun rising over Pocomo and setting over Coatue and Tuckernut. The home is built to the highest standards of quality construction and craftsmanship, with expansive rooms that are ideal for entertaining and harbor views from every vantage point. A private staircase leads to a white sand beach and easy access to boating, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and clamming.

Bedrooms 7 • Bathrooms 7 + 2 half • Price $12,500,000

Listed by Kathy Gallaher, Maury People, Sotheby’s International Realty

kathy@maurypeople.com, www.maurypeople.com



2620-A Kauapea Rd, Kauai, Hawaii

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Photos courtesy of Hawaii Life


Looking for a slice of Hawaiian heaven with sublime views of ocean, beach and bristling coconut trees? This gorgeous estate – set on a bluff overlooking Secret Beach on Kauai’s North Shore and nestled in almost one and a half acres of tropical gardens – possesses all the attributes of a classic island retreat. Gated and with a deeded trail to the beach, the four-bedroom residence offers generous living, dining and entertaining spaces, each designed to capture the dramatic views. A separate guesthouse, free-form pool and spa create a resortlike feel for its owners, who are offering the home fully furnished. Sit on the deck and watch migrating whales and dolphins swimming in the surf.

Bedrooms 4 • Bathrooms 4 + 1 half • Price $30,000,000

Listed by Roni Marley, Hawaii Life

roni@hawaiilife.com, www.hawaiilife.com



60 Harbor Road, Harwich, Mass.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF robert paul properties


Everything you want from a luxurious oceanfront lifestyle is right here at Wychmere Breezes, a rare and significant waterfront estate on beautiful Cape Cod. Set on Wychmere Harbor, with panoramic views that extend to Nantucket Sound, this magnificent residence offers seven bedrooms and baths and water vistas from almost every vantage point. The home is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, featuring an in-ground pool overlooking the bay, a pool house, boathouse, and an 80-foot dock to berth a substantial boat. The gated landmark is close to all Harwich Port has to offer yet private enough to relax in secluded privacy.

Bedrooms 7 • Bathrooms 6 + 1 half • Price $9,950,000

Listed by Cindy Houlihan, Robert Paul Properties

choulihan@robertpaul.com, robertpaul.com



86 Linda Isle, Newport Beach, California

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Photos by Aaron Leitz/courtesy of coldwell banker homes


This contemporary masterpiece is the essence of breezy California living. Located in the gated community of Linda Isle in Newport Beach, the family residence was designed by leading architect Carlton Graham and constructed by Gallo Builders Incorporated with exceptional levels of craftsmanship. Offering more than 7,000 square feet of living space and 113 feet of water frontage, the home is designed to maximize the expansive views of harbor and city lights. A highly functional floor plan seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living spaces, including a private courtyard at the front, making it an ideal home for entertaining family and friends.

Bedrooms 4 • Bathrooms 4 + 1 half • Price $24,995,000

Co-listed by Tim Smith and Brian Sperry, Coldwell Banker Homes

tim@timsmithgroup.com, brian.sperry@camoves.com, smithgrouprealestate.com



Le Palais Royal, Hillsboro Beach, Florida

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Photos courtesy of Joseph Leone and One Sotheby’s


If ever there was a coastal residence fit for royalty, this is surely it. Le Palais Royal is a majestic private estate, perched on five acres fronting Hillsboro Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway. The 60,000-square-foot residence offers an array of unique features including a custom marble and gold leaf staircase, a master suite with a private plunge pool on the balcony, the world’s first 18-seat IMAX home theater, a wine cellar with room for more than 3,000 bottles, a vast infinity pool with a double-loop waterslide, and a subterranean garage accommodating up to 30 cars. The new home, which will be completed in November, also comes with two deep-water docks.

Bedrooms 11 • Bathrooms 17 • Price $159,000,000

Listed by Joseph Leone, Designer/Developer, and Mayi De La Vega, One Sotheby’s




1320 Flying Point Road, Water Mill, New York

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Photos by Jake Rajs/courtesy of the corcoran group


Take an award-winning architect, a top interior designer, a stunning oceanfront location, and you have the makings of the perfect home in The Hamptons. With panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Mecox Bay, this contemporary family home is the vision of architect Fred Stelle and designer Jacques Grange, a three-story residence delivering all the attributes of the luxury coastal lifestyle. Offering over 7,500 square feet of interior and exterior living space, the home features lower and upper terraces with fireplaces, a beachfront infinity pool, granite and radiant heated flooring, wine room and media room, and a Boffi gourmet kitchen.

Bedrooms 5 • Bathrooms 4 + 1 half • Price $15,900,000

Listed by Tim Davis, The Corcoran Group

tgdavis@corcoran.com, timdavishamptons.com



212 West Dilido Drive, Miami Beach, Florida

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Photos by Paul Stoppi/courtesy of calibre international realty


How’s this for a Tropical Modern waterfront home of the highest caliber? Casa Clara offers a stunning setting on Biscayne Bay with panoramic views of the bay and Miami skyline, especially dramatic at night. Designed by leading Miami architects Choeff Levy Fischman and set on a double lot of 21,000 square feet, with 120 feet of direct water frontage, this 11,500 square foot home is the essence of South Beach living. Features include seven bedrooms, including a master suite, nine full baths, family and chef’s kitchens, home theater, resort quality pool and cabana, and a garage suite for four vehicles.

Bedrooms 7 • Bathrooms 9 + 2 half • Price $32,000,000

Listed by Julian Johnston, Calibre International Realty

Julian@MIAwaterfront.com, www.MIAwaterfront.com



67 Roulac Lane, Friday Harbor, Washington

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Photos courtesy of sotheby’s international realty


Country meets the coast at this expansive estate in Washington. Nestled in more than 38 fenced acres on the shores of idyllic Friday Harbor, this wonderful family home offers an unparalleled land portfolio in a sheltered bay with a 360-foot deep-water dock for berthing a large yacht. The main residence delivers 11,686 square feet of interior and exterior living space, designed in a contemporary style with extensive use of timber. The open-plan living and dining room features a central stone fireplace. Outdoor entertaining spaces include a patio with a hot tub and wooded gardens leading to the dock and bay.

Bedrooms 2 • Bathrooms 4 + 1 half • Price $16,800,000

Listed by Michael Ford, Sotheby’s International Realty

206-448-5752, www.sothebysrealty.com



2585 Riveria Drive, Laguna Beach, California

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF coldwell banker previews international


This exquisite Italian Palazzo-style villa is one of the finest oceanfront homes in California. Set in exclusive Irvine Cove, with direct access to a beautiful private beach, tennis courts and spectacular oceanfront park, the home is a triumph of architecture and construction. Designed by The Warner Group Architects of Santa Barbara, the home is graced with gorgeous galleries and ocean-view loggias, terrazzo floors inspired by the Getty Villa and an ocean-side pool and spa. Rose gardens, 100-year-old olive trees, private patios for entertaining, fountains imported from Europe, and a separate guesthouse combine to create a unique and impressive coastal estate.

Bedrooms 4 • Bathrooms 9 + 2 half • Price $59,900,000

Listed by Rod Daley, Coldwell Banker Previews International

rod@roddaley.com, www.rivieradriveirvinecove.com



1920/1940 S. Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, Florida

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Looking for a home with a celebrity edge? Superstar Billy Joel is parting company with his mansion in Manalapan, one of the most exclusive and spectacular tracts of oceanfront real estate in Florida. Two neighboring lots totaling 3.8 acres of prime land are on the market, both extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway and offering 300 feet of beachfront and 300 feet of waterway with a boat dock. The chic Mediterranean-style mansion has been fully renovated to the highest standards, with a two-story living room, spacious chef’s kitchen, pool terrace with cabana, fireplace and pathway to the beach, and a two-bedroom guesthouse above a four-car garage. The two lots can be purchased together for $27 million, or separately with the mansion lot priced at $19.5 million and the adjoining vacant lot offered for $9.5 million.

Bedrooms 9 • Bathrooms 8 • Price $27,000,000

Listed by Jack Elkins, The Fite Group

jack@jackelkins.com, www.jackelkins.com



Darien, Connecticut

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF halstead properties


This magnificent 17-room waterfront estate is one of the finest private residences in Darien. Nestled on 3.7 acres of landscaped gardens and sweeping lawns leading to Long Island Sound, the home offers 380 feet of shoreline and expansive views of Noroton Bay and the Manhattan skyline. The gracious stone home features 14,250 square feet of living space with exquisite detailing and craftsmanship throughout. A soaring entrance hall with dual elliptical limestone staircases lead to an elegant living room with floor-to-ceiling French doors opening to an expansive granite terrace. An indoor pool, hot tub and spa are complemented by an outdoor infinity pool, grotto and pool house overlooking the sound and a floating boat dock.

Bedrooms 8 • Bathrooms 9 + 1 half • Price $22,000,000

Listed by Janet Olmstead, Halstead Property

jolmstead@halstead.com, www.halstead.com



72-2941 Hainoa Street, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Photos by Ethan Tweedie/courtesy of luxury big island


Luxury resort-style living at its best awaits the new owners of this beautiful custom home at Hualalai Resort. With breathtaking ocean, coastline, golf course and sunset views from almost every room, this 10,200-square-foot home is close to all of Hualalai’s resort amenities, including the Keolu Club House, Four Seasons Hotel, spa, beach, pool, restaurants, two championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, a Canoe Club and Beach House. Mahogany interior and exterior woodwork, stone floors, designer furnishings, infinity-edge pool and expansive lanai combine to create an elegant estate that captures the essence of the indoor-outdoor Hawaiian lifestyle.

Bedrooms 4 • Bathrooms 5 • Price $15,500,000

Listed by Harold Clarke, Luxury Big Island

harold@LuxuryBigIsland.com, www.luxurybigisland.com


Image Credits: Photo by Michael Moran/Otto.