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Modern Oceanfront Mansions - Dream a Little Dream

It’s summer, it’s hot and it’s the perfect time to dream of an oceanfront getaway of our very own. Now, for most of us, this getaway might involve a small cottage or condominium but there are some who take oceanfront living a step further, OK several strides further. Oceanfront mansions have been the ultimate status symbol for centuries; just think of majestic homes like The Breakers, Rosecliff or Marble House in Newport, all jewels set into the stunning countryside like a pearl in an oyster. In recent years however, there has been a new trend in architecture and design that not only reflects the owner’s social status but does so with respect to its surroundings, maximizing every view, opening to the outdoors wherever possible, thereby allowing the building to present its surroundings. The modernist mansion.

We hope you will enjoy our tour of some of the world’s finest oceanfront homes.
Castilo Caribe
Castilo Caribe
Owned by software mogul Jerry Beck, Castilo Caribe is located on the South Sound of the Cayman Islands. The 48,000 square foot mega-mansion boasts a massive 3-story central courtyard/great room, a huge formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen, a wine room, home theater, lavish billiards room with custom made bar, gym, steam room, spa, staff quarters, huge swimming pool with grotto, tennis court, helipad, spectacular views of the water, and so much more. It sold for somewhere around $50,000,000!

New York’s Largest Waterfront Home

New York’s Largest Waterfront Home
A home that should have a name, but doesn’t, sits in New York’s Jamaica Bay and was recently listed by Corcoran Group at $30,000,000, practically a bargain compared to our Castilo above. An exercise in almost brutalist architecture the property boasts a total of 60,000 square feet and over 250 feet of waterfrontage. And there’s plenty of room to bring the family with seven master bedroom suites with full water views, 14 full baths, four kitchens, five staff rooms, elevators to all levels, media rooms, gatehouse and indoor parking for seven cars. If that’s not quite enough, there is, thankfully, a guest house, with its mid-century modern aesthetic reminiscent of Malibu cliff houses with wide open rooms, walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and cool stone floors.

Daniels Lane Residence


Daniels Lane Residence


Daniels Lane Residence
The team at Blaze Makoid Architecture was inspired by the iconic architect Norman Jaffe’s Perlbinder House (1970) and by Tod Williams’ Tarlo House (1979) and melded mid-century architecture with modern day materials and conveniences for on the of the most stunning examples of modern waterfront architecture today. The home, located in Sagaponak, features public spaces for living, dining and cooking on the ground level and children’s bedrooms and master on the upper floor, the home’s structure is simple and uncluttered, allowing views and setting to take center stage.

Hampton’s Oceanfront Contemporary

Hampton’s Oceanfront Contemporary

Sited in one of the most expensive residential enclaves in the country, this modern new construction—currently priced at $29.95 million—lies on a crest by the beach along Flying Point Road in Southampton, New York. Designed to provide maximum water views with glass walls that magically disappear into the floors at the touch of a button, the 3,592-square-foot, single-floor estate sits on one-and-a-half acres and features four bedrooms, four baths, and a pool house that showcases a lounge area and entertainment space. It was listed at just under $30,000,000.

Dunehouse


Dunehouse


Dunehouse
East Quogue, a town located on the far end of Long Island, is littered with beach houses thanks to its picturesque oceanfront location. It’s the perfect escape for New York City families to leave behind the hustle and bustle of Big Apple living and swap their tiny apartments for sprawling vacation homes. Because of its location on a barrier island, that doesn’t hold true for this dune retreat, which meant the team at Resolution: 4 Architecture has to be as efficient with space as possible. The 2,200-square-foot home had to fit in everything the owners wanted. The modern beach getaway boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large chef’s kitchen and the best part? Since it’s situated on a long, thin strip, every room has breathtaking views of the water — to the south, the building faces the ocean and to the north, it faces the bay. Best of all worlds in a sensible footprint. By the way, this place is for rent on occasion so your dream might become reality.

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