From the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean and beyond, explore modern architecture juxtaposed with rugged coastlines around the world for a look at contemporary spaces by the sea.

Malibu, California | Property ID MC3LVF

This newly rebuilt, redesigned and re-imagined sleek architectural jewel sits on one of Malibu's premier sandy beaches. Designed by a notable San Francisco architect to have the clean lines of an ocean liner floating at sea, the home has a spectacular 270' view of the water. An expansive beach sits in front of the home with a south-facing cove, ideal for water sports and watching sea life. Tall stacking walls of glass create an in-outdoor feel leading out to wide decks with sculptural fire pits to embrace the ocean lifestyle.

Price Upon Request | Sotheby's International Realty- Sunset Strip Brokerage

Cap d'Ail, France | Property ID J37B4N

Built by a famous architect, this contemporary waterfront villa in Cap d'Ail offers exceptional views of the sea. Large rooms with bay windows open onto large terraces, perfect for lounging and entertaining. The six bedroom villa has a home theater, gym and a large lounge and bar area along with vast ocean view terraces. The home features its own direct access to the sea by a private underground gallery and submarine security door.

Price Upon Request | Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty

Maui, Hawaii | Property ID CX75FK

Perched on a private peninsula overlooking the clear blue waters of the bay in Kapalua, the oceanfront estate AURA combines award winning architectural design with the work of Master Photographer, Peter Lik. Rammed earth walls and cement floors, combined with skillful design, allow for the natural Pacific breeze to effortlessly ventilate each hut. The outside is brought in, as 80 feet of steel-framed glass doors controlled by hydraulics open to completely transform and expand the living space. AURA harmoniously merges art and architecture with its tropical surroundings.

$19,800,000 USD |Island Sotheby’s International Realty

New South Wales, Australia | Property ID 6VX73E

Made for resort-style family living, this world-class architectural masterpiece sits on the Sydney Harbor and provides low maintenance indoor/outdoor entertaining all year round. The palatial oasis opens to full-length balconies with sundrenched alfresco terraces and a heated pool. A true dream home for boating enthusiasts, it is complete with a deep-water jetty, berthing facilities, boat ramp, and boatshed.

Price Upon Request | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Cote D'Azur, France | Property ID XCPHG4

Recently renovated in a contemporary style, this Art Deco villa features amazing Mediterranean Sea views from every room. With a spacious, open concept layout, the living space expands to the outdoors with a large rooftop terrace and pool patio. The five bedroom home presents owners with the rare opportunity with having their own private beach on Cap d'Antibes.

Price Upon Request | Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty