Ocean Home

May/June 2010

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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FROM THE EDITOR The Best of the Beach Buying an oceanfront home certainly comes with its own set of challenges, but the very first one every- one must face is finding the right location. Each region of our country has plenty to offer in terms of acre- age, luxury, and, of course, resale value. For instance, a 10,000-square-foot home in a tony South Florida neighborhood with deepwater dockage might run you over $15 million. But if you drive just north of the Flor- ida state border into Georgia and then the Carolinas, prices fall, and suddenly your options for more land with the same square footage become more appealing. The same can be said for Southern California, where it’s not uncommon to come across one $20-million estate next to another in places like Malibu and Laguna Beach. But if solitude is what you’re looking for, try heading north, particularly to the secluded shores of Oregon and Washing- ton, where steep cliffs and unpopulated beaches make for idyllic sunset view- ing as whales spout on the horizon. Or head to the rocky shoreline of Maine, where lighthouses and the distant foghorns will make you feel as if you’re pos- ing for a Norman Rockwell painting. The choices are many, and the decision is yours alone. That’s why we have compiled our third annual “Top 25” (page 50) feature on the best homes in the country. We have combed the open market for the best homes for sale on the water from coast to coast. They are not always the most expensive or the most extravagant, but they are a combination of the best designs, the best locations, the top amenities, and the most attention to detail and luxury that you will find anywhere in the country. Happy shopping. Jack Morris, Editor what’s on your mind? $ oceanhomemag.com Join in on discussions about the magazine, talk with other readers, submit story ideas and travel trends, post images of ocean homes, and share real estate happenings in your part of the world. Also, become a part of our business directory and network with other Ocean Home readers and advertisers. And be sure to check out our dig- ital flipbook, where you can read the magazine online and watch exclusive videos about the people, properties, and locations in this issue. facebook + twitter For up-to-date real estate cov- erage, exclusive industry tips, celebrity interviews, and insider news that you won’t find anywhere else, follow Ocean Home on Facebook and Twitter. Contributors 1 2 3 1tomer hanuka Based in New York City, Hanuka is an illustrator and a cartoon- ist whose clients have included The New Yorker, DC Comics, Nike, and Microsoft. This award-winning artist’s recent work can be found on page 48 (“It’s Time to Jet”) where he says he was inspired by celebrity culture. 2lindsay lambert As a fre- quent contributor to Ocean Home, Lambert is no stranger to travel. Assignments have taken her around the world, but she says she was most excited about Aman- yara (“The Great Escape,” page 62) because “it stands out among other Caribbean- region resorts for its contemporary, understated, almost Zen-like style.” 3diane m. byrne It’s been 15 years since Byrne first began writing about yachts for a living. In this issue, she profiles the latest 210-foot creation from Palmer Johnson (“Sailing Grace,” page 38), as well as singer Neil Young’s longtime love, W.N. Ragland. 8 oceanhomemag.com may + june 2010 Morris, Robert Boyd; Hanuka, Oscar Estrada

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