A wall of glass and rocky, rough view - I love how the window here adds a layer of protection from the wilds of nature without obscuring its danger.
As does a small bench. In fact, some of my favorite childhood memories involve sitting on a bench, looking out over grass and the water.
This tree, on the other hand, provides a different perspective, and the open patio offers seamless transition.
To my eye, marine construction can be just as beautiful as the water itself. This photo just hints at it, but a really well-constructed pier is a thing of beauty.
This home is an interesting combination of natural materials and stark lines that complements that pristine, still water at its side.
The view of the beach and ocean from a waterfront condo is very specific and, for me, evokes memories of many, many vacations.
Water looks different when it's surrounded by a city...especially when that city is New York.
I like that in this case, the rooflines work with the water, so there's no need to pretend they're not there (or to build so tall you can barely see them).
Most of the pictures in this book are taken from outside, but this space is a good reminder that the right design can make the water an integral part of the interior decoration.
The water in question here is moody and interesting, which works with the low, tree-covered home.