A waterfront home, whether it overlooks the sea, a tranquil lake, or a city river, is both soothing and entertaining, providing a view that changes not just from day to day, but from minute to minute.
Here, we select some of the world's finest waterside properties currently on the market.
Indoor/outdoor living area, Aquamare, Virgin Gorda, BVI – Guide price US$23,000,000
Double-height reception room, Ca' Nova, Brienno Lake Como, Italy – Asking price €2,900,000
Reception room and dining terrace, Cap Ferrat, French Riviera, France – Price on application
33ft living room, Riverside Drive, Manhattan, New York, US – Asking price US$7,400,000