Beachfront homes can certainly be dreamy, but if you prefer gazing upon a little bit of greenery over an azure horizon, and rivers and lakes are more your speed (or what you’re used to, à la TLC), we’ve got you covered.
Here are three rustic homes, newly on the market, in Maine, Tennessee, and Idaho that are situated right along the water, providing views, serenity, and, perhaps, a more laid-back vibe. The best part is that they’re all priced well under $1 million. Take a look below, and don’t forget to pack the kayaks.
1. 56 Proulx Lane, Poland, Maine
Asking Price: $569,900
Located in the historic resort town of Poland, Maine, this three-story cottage by Thompson Lake has three bedrooms, spacious living areas, a deck, and an enclosed porch overlooking the water. The property also includes a new docking system, boathouse, and a lakeside deck, perfect for sitting out and watching the sunset on those lazy summer evenings.
2. 127 Culver Place, Butler, Tennessee
Asking Price: $899,000
Majestic and charming all at once, this four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot, custom-built lakefront house is situated on one of the most desirable spots on the main channel of Watauga Lake in northeastern Tennessee. The home offers spectacular views of not only the lake but also of the Cherokee National Forest, and features an open plan living room with soaring ceilings, a sunroom, recreational area, and beautiful wraparound porches.
3. 20940 South Four Echoes Road, Worley, Idaho
Asking Price: $990,000
This three-bedroom, 2,295-square-foot retreat in northern Idaho may be more rustic in theory than in practice, but it’s most definitely a lakefront home. Sitting right on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, the house offers breathtaking views from nearly every room. And with a vista like that, everything else is secondary.