Luxury Living Homes on world-famous beaches

Luxury Living: Homes on world-famous beaches

From Malibu to Ipanema, 5 exclusive homes on or near the world’s most celebrated seashores — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

Directly opposite Ala Moana Beach Park and minutes from world-famous Waikiki Beach, this spectacular duplex penthouse atop Honolulu’s most exclusive waterfront condominium offers a rare lifestyle opportunity. This four-bedroom residence comprises 5,576 square feet of interior space with wraparound windows and a 2,800-square-foot entertainment deck from which to enjoy the 180-degree panorama of Diamond Head and the Honolulu skyline, as well as the Waianae Mountains and, of course, the Pacific Ocean. 

This architectural triumph promises sophisticated coastal living on Malibu’s Broad Beach, the exclusive coastal hideaway and mecca for moguls and movie stars. The contemporary beachfront home presents living spaces with extensive window walls facing the Malibu coastline, and spacious decks that allow outdoor living on every level. The amenities include a two-storey master suite, ocean-view office, guest house, sauna, oceanside infinity pool and a glass elevator that ascends to street level. 

Unfettered views of legendary Ipanema Beach are among the highlights of this apartment in Rio de Janeiro. The residence encompasses nearly 2,600 square feet of contemporary interior space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and staff quarters. Wall-to-ceiling windows in the living room and an outdoor terrace with a Jacuzzi provide stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cagarras Islands and the palm-lined avenues of Rio’s most exclusive area.

Located at the water’s edge overlooking the Maddalena Archipelago, this villa was designed by renowned architect Peter Thornton Schneck to blend into its secluded setting in one of the most beautiful and sought-after areas of the Costa Smeralda. The residence has access to a semi-private beach and is close to all the attractions of Porto Cervo, the luxury resort created in the 1960s by Prince Karim Aga Khan.

The Caroline Penthouse boasts 70 feet of private frontage on Grace Bay — one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. This 4,000-square-foot retreat was designed by noted Miami architect Robert Swedroe to take advantage of the unobstructed views of sea and sky. Highlights include four bedrooms, a media room, library and entertainment terrace. The property is located in The Mansions, a luxury residential enclave with tropical gardens and resort amenities.