1. Branford, Conn. This four-bedroom house is on Belden Island, one of the Thimble Islands, an archipelago in Long Island Sound. Built in 1912, this home features the original wainscoted walls, gaslights, and two fireplaces. Exterior amenities include large wraparound porches, a manicured lawn, and a newly built dock. $3,950,000. Margaret Muir and Tony Nuzzo, Sotheby’s International Realty, (203) 605-5231
2. Nokomis, Fla. Set on a 1.28-acre property between Blackburn Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this three-bedroom house was designed to allow views of both waterfronts. The home features a central courtyard with a pool, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a two-story living room with a fireplace. Property details include an air-conditioned two-car garage, a boat dock and a lift, and a staircase to the beach. $4,595,000. Michael Moulton, Michael Saunders & Co., (941) 928-3559
3. Orcas Island, Wash. This waterfront estate has a three-bedroom main house and two guesthouses—one with three bedrooms, the other with one. The main home features a solarium, a master bedroom with a fireplace, and vaulted ceilings. The 5.12-acre property includes a pool, a private dock, and a pebble beach. $3,495,000. Wally Gudgell and Laura Hasselman, Winder-mere Real Estate, Orcas Island, (360) 507-5443
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4. Kukio, Hawaii This residence on the Big Island consists of one main home and three separate guest suites. The Asian-style main house features mahogany cabinets, sliding pocket doors, concrete floors, and exposed beam ceilings. The main lanai is set for enter-taining with a kitchen, a bar, and an outdoor living room. $5,499,000. Brandon C. Wood, Island Resort Property/Christie’s International Real Estate, (808) 960-4396
5. North Haven, Maine Overlooking the Fox Islands Thoroughfare, this four-bedroom home has 3,000 feet of shoreline. Built in 1939 by architect Geoffrey Platt, the house features two wings connected by a breezeway. The property includes a deepwater dock and a ramp to the waterfront. $1,980,000. Heather Shields, Legacy Sothe-by’s International Realty, (207) 596-4050
6. Sullivan’s Island, S.C. Built in 1850, this four-bedroom house sits on a peninsula jutting into Charleston Harbor. The residence features a large screened-in porch with a fireplace, a master bedroom with a sitting room and a marble bath, and an elevator. The home is in walking distance to the beach as well as Fort Moultrie and the surrounding national park. $2,395,000. Everett Presson, Carolina One Real Estate, (843) 343-6200
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7. Tacoma, Wash. Built in 1930, this bungalow sits on Day Island, a 160-acre peninsula jutting into the Puget Sound. The two-bedroom home features an open floor plan, a fireplace, and original oak floors. The fenced backyard has a patio and a one-car garage with a carport. $239,000. Grace Hudtloff, John L. Scott, (253) 581-1100
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