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​Luxury Living: Homes with panoramic water views​

​From the Costa Smeralda to the California coast, 5 exclusive homes with seductive vistas of oceans and lakes — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

Located in the heart of Brant Point, this five-bedroom modernist residence (pictured centre) commands nearly three-quarters of an acre with 120 feet of waterfront and a private deepwater dock on Nantucket’s inner harbour. The entrance porch opens to a contemporary, open-plan living space featuring vast picture windows with views across the water. The views are equally dramatic from the dining room, master suite, and rear deck, which spans the entire length of the house.

Sited on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, this Mediterranean-style mansion boasts one of the best ocean views in Santa Barbara. The elegant 6,700-square-foot, five-bedroom residence has been fully renovated to enhance its connection to the coast. Classical architectural elements — sweeping arches, soaring ceilings, and handcrafted wood and stone finishes — blend with grand appointments, including a library, gourmet kitchen, wine room, formal gardens, and entertaining terrace facing the sea.

This penthouse has an unrivalled setting in Lugano’s most coveted location, surrounded by stately villas and overlooking Lake Lugano. The warm, neutral palette, sumptuous finishes, luxe fabrics and lavish amenities of the interiors are complemented by a lakefront pool terrace. Wraparound sliding glass doors let the outdoors in, flooding the space with light and framing the breathtaking panorama of lush mountainsides and teal-green waters.

This modern home has a prime hillside location with 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain. In addition to an infinity pool with extensive exterior decking, the four-bedroom residence also features a Namibian granite fireplace, magnificent floating staircase, and solid-wood pivot doors that open to the beach. The master suite has its own private terrace and an outdoor shower.

Situated in one of the most coveted spots in Porto Cervo, Villa Carla Felice offers luxury and privacy in an enviable natural setting. The property comprises a four-bedroom villa, a two-bedroom guest house and a covered outdoor dining area, as well as a pool and jacuzzi. There are sensational sea views from every room, while direct beach access is granted via a path that winds its way through verdant gardens.