House hunting: 7 homes on the Atlantic Ocean

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Miami Beach, Fla. Built in 2006, this seven-bedroom waterfront home has views of the downtown skyline across the water. Details include a gourmet kitchen, a master suite with a private terrace, an elevator, and a media room with a wet bar.


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The property has a pool, a dock, and a full-house generator. $8,400,000. Nelson Gonzalez, EWM Realty / Christie's International Real Estate, (305) 674-4000.

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Waves, N.C. This four-bedroom "Steal of the Week" is a cedar-shake house set on a dune offering views from the ocean to Pamlico Sound. Interior features include skylights, bay windows, a cathedral ceiling, and a master bedroom with oceanside deck. The property is located adjacent to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. $365,000. Maryruth W. Reiss, RE/MAX Ocean Realty, (252) 256-2708.

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Hilton Head, S.C. This seven-bedroom home is located on the island's Gold Coast. Features include an elevator, custom ironwork, a fireplace of crushed oyster shells, and three oceanfront master suites, each with its own balcony.


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Outdoors, there is a pool, a spa, a covered deck, and a path to the beach. $7,795,000. Randy Smith, Lancaster Real Estate Sales, (843) 384-4783.

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Harpswell, Maine. Set on nine acres, this four-bedroom house is on the market for the first time since its construction in 1948. Features inside include stone and wood detailing, large windows, and multiple fireplaces.


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This modern home, located on its own peninsula, has a porch that is cantilevered over the water. $3,200,000. Joane Tait, Legacy Properties / Sotheby's International Realty, (207) 729-2820.

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Ocean City, Md. This six-year-old, four-bedroom home is set on 0.4 acres on a dead-end street. Interior features include two brick fireplaces, geothermal heating, walnut floors, and a gourmet kitchen.


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The property offers views of the inland waterway and has a saltwater pool with a cabana room. $1,688,888. Jamie Caine, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (800) 242-3867.

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Branford, Conn. Built in 1879, the W.J. Clark house is set on 2.7 acres overlooking the Thimble Islands. The Victorian residence has four bedrooms, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, and skylights.


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The property also includes two guesthouses, a granite pier, a dock, and two moorings. $6,500,000. Tony Nuzzo, William Pitt / Sotheby's International Realty, (203) 605-5231.

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Newport, R.I. Located on 3.6 acres, this 10-bedroom home was built in 1900. Interior details include four fireplaces, marble flooring, arched windows, and unobstructed ocean views.


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The property has a three-car garage and a four-bedroom guesthouse. $2,485,000. Kimberly Fleming, Gustave White / Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 848-6726.

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