There’s no better time to own a beautiful waterfront home than during the summer! Relax with your toes in the sand while looking out over the Long Island Sound, go kayaking on the lake, or maybe even go for a swim—having the water just beyond your own front door is the best inviting summer feature imaginable. Here are five scenic waterfront homes that have recently been reduced in price just in time for the season.
16 Point Road—Norwalk, Conn.
Nestled high on a hill in the coveted Wilson Point association of Norwalk, Conn., lies a restored, five-bedroom 1928 French Normandy residence that enjoys stunning water views of Wilson Cove and the Long Island Sound. In addition to an exquisite, detailed interior, the home boasts French doors that open up to a stone patio and covered dining area with a water fountain ideal for a lovely dinner al fresco! Upon venturing just down the road, individuals will find a private beach, tennis courts and a deep water dock, which are all available to residents of this highly sought-after gated community.
1000 Old White Plains Road—Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Imagine having your very own private lake! At this breathtaking Westchester County estate, the daydream is real. Located on 11.45 acres of serene land encompassing granite rock, forests, an in-ground pool and of course, a personal lake, this contemporary ranch tri-level home exudes the feeling of being at a national park—and what’s better than the park on a warm, sunny summer day? In addition to usual lakeside activities like fishing and boating, the residence also offers opportunities to golf at the adjacent Winged Foot Golf Club and access to sailing lessons at various Long Island Sound yacht clubs that are conveniently located just minutes away.
1100 Cove Road—Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Resting upon the shores of Mamaroneck’s Delancey Cove, this spectacular carriage house has been completely transformed by its designer owner into a brilliant showcase home with exceptional attention to detail, a flexible floor plan and walls of glass to highlight the property’s surrounding water views. Breathtaking scenery is also visible from the residence’s over 2,000 square feet of porches, patios, decks and balconies, which exemplify the estate’s undeniable resort-like lifestyle. A private dock overlooking a sea of sparkling water only adds to this setting, encouraging all to take advantage of this wonderful coastal escape, especially in the heat of the summer.
24 Deer Run Trail—Sherman, Conn.
Every day is a summer paradise at this unique Candlewood Lake estate in Sherman, Conn. The waterfront residence features lake views from every room, in addition to premium lakeside amenities such as a waterfront deck, sandy beach and double-size private boat slip with room for two boats plus storage. While the home’s interior spaces use walls of glass and bright, open spaces to embrace the surrounding splendor, its exterior boasts a double-tiered deck, promoting endless outdoor entertaining during the warmer months. In addition, this lakeside oasis resides in the desirable community of Deer Run Shores, which offers a community beach, clubhouse and swimming pool.
94 Grove Point Road—Westport, Conn.
Overlooking Compo Mill Cove in Westport, Conn., a renovated and expanded contemporary home with an open floor plan and walls of windows presents residents with easy breezy living on the coast. Watch the sun rise across the water from the master suite, or relax on the moon-lit deck and watch flecks of light from distant homes reflect on the Sound—everything is pure, summertime bliss at this impeccable Fairfield County haven.