Waterfront Homes

The following images are of waterfront homes built in the South Florida Gold Coast area. This region runs from the top of Palm Beach County to Miami. Well known cities such as Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach are found in this section of the state. There is a high concentration of wealthy people in these cities and the homes most of them live in reflect this abundance.



Over the years the residential projects I have worked on have gotten larger and larger. Twenty years ago a 5,000 sq. ft. home would have been considered a huge home and today seeing 10,000 to 30,000 sq. ft. is very common. As you will see in these illustrations money and creativity have no limit. This category of houses includes ones either built on the ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, lakes or combinations of all three.

Boca Raton, Florida                   Click any image to enlarge

  Boca Raton, Florida

The Intracoastal Waterway is a continual canal that runs from the Florida Keys to the upper east coast. It was created by the army corps of engineers in the early 1920's to allow boats to transport goods up and down the coast without having to go out into the open ocean. As the development boom in Florida took off people started to build along the waterway. Sport boating took off as well and having a home on the water was a safe and convenient place to dock, giving access to many places including ocean inlets. Many housing developments linked canals with the Intracoastal creating more opportunities for waterfront lots. Some places in Fort Lauderdale have so much canal property that it was nicknamed Little Venice because of access by boat to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

Jupiter, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Highland Beach, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Many of these homes where built on sites where smaller homes once stood. As more people with money to spend on elaborate homes moved to South Florida, tearing down existing homes and building bigger and bigger mansions became common place. Unbelievable, isn't it?

Buy the way not everyone in the Gold Coast region are Multi-gozillionaires. My house would fit in most of these 3 car garages. As a matter of fact some of the master bath and closet areas are the size of my home.

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