When you close your eyes and picture your happy place, the place that helps you relax, refocus, and reenergize, are you sitting by a calm body of water? If a lake, river, or pond factor into your idea of serenity, then these are the homes you’ll want to check out. All of them have views overlooking calming water.
To kick things off, we’ll start with this family compound that actually offers a wide mix of views. One of the best parts of the property is the tranquil scene enjoyed by the modernist cabin. With over 1,000 feet of frontage on Ewell Pond, this is the perfect escape within a private retreat.
Let’s dive into two homes on Massachusetts’ North Shore homes on two different rivers.
First, we have this classic New England salt farm on the Essex River. Imagine sitting on the wraparound porch of the timber-frame residence looking at the unspoiled views of the river. The barn at Blue Sky Farm has 2 stalls so your horses can appreciate the setting and view, too!
There’s so much to admire at this North Shore home: the restored arts and crafts residence, the thoughtfully-designed gardens, and the antique Lord and Burnham greenhouse to name a few. But the views of serene views of the Ipswich River might just top them all.
Moving back north, Weatherly Farms is a saltwater farm on the Blue Hill Peninsula with an antique Cape overlooking fields and forests that roll down toward the Bagaduce River, a tidal river that empties into Penobscot Bay. With this riverfront property, not only do you get the beautiful landscape views, but you might also get a peek at bald eagles, osprey, or harbor seals.
In this custom-designed home in Vermont, you can look out at Lake Champlain from almost every room. Think of the sights you’ll enjoy throughout the year: changing ice formations in the winter, a burst of color in the fall, and traveling boats in the warmer months. As a bonus, across the water you’ll be able to spot the Adirondacks, too.
Live in this cottage on New Hampshire’s Dublin Lake. Enjoy a picnic in the sun or a swim out to the floating dock at this seasonal property.
And stay tuned for blog posts highlighting ocean, mountain, and pastoral views.