In three compact floors, this cute beach house in Surfside, Calif., packs in everything you need for a posh getaway: three bedrooms, three bathrooms, patios directly on the beach and amazing ocean views.
With a style the designers coined "Balinese contemporary," this California beach house fits right in with its beautiful surroundings. Palm trees stand tall in front of the home, completing the quintessential beach look.
This charming beach house is situated on the edge of the harbor in scenic Balboa Island. The family wanted to make smart use of the 2500 square foot-lot, maximizing views and the home's entertaining potential.
This stunning 5400 sq. ft. Craftsman style beach house offers spectacular views of Lake Washington, five bedrooms and four baths, a detached garage, off-street parking, and cedar shake roof -- plus, it's steps from the water's edge.
White walls, soaring ceilings and ample windows give this sunny beach house bedroom a cheerful vibe. Custom draperies draw for privacy and block light for a restful night's sleep. Blue fabrics and sunny yellow accents bring the colors of the beach indoors.
Located just outside of Charleston, S.C., this beautiful beach house features a front lawn defined by native sweetgrass and dwarf papyrus. These plants not only soften the home's exterior, but also evoke the texture and movement of the marsh in the distance.
There might be other beach houses more primely located than this oceanfront property in Laguna Beach, California...but it's doubtful. The four-bedroom, 6,000 square-foot home sits right on the beach's edge of Lagunitas and is a hop, skip and jump away from the luxe Montage Resort.
The homeowners wanted a unique design for their Bolinas beach house, so designers aimed to create a clean, airy, modern space. They started with bright, white paint throughout the home and then brought in bold, black accents to contrast the neutral color palette. They continued the design with durable fabrics and furniture to withstand the salty, ocean air and the myriad guests and young children that often occupy the space. Finally, they added a few touches of Scandinavian design to finish off the home.
This adorable beach cottage in Montecito, California was built in 1929. It includes one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, and a sweet guesthouse. In the terraced backyard, rolling lawns stretch down to the ocean and there's also a petite swimming pool.