The title alone says what most of us wish. Whether it’s a view of an ocean, a Great Lake, a pond or even a stream, something about living in a house close to the water that speaks to our collective aesthetic selves. This book looks at eighteen new residential houses and apartments, each with head-on, sea-salt-smelling view of the sea—new domiciles in Mallorca, Greece, New Zealand, the South of France, Belgium, the West and East coasts of the U.S., South Africa, and, Denmark, Ibiza, and Saint Barth. Often, it’s the views of the sea through windows that become the most important design elements.