Waterfront houses have an allure that sets them apart from their landlocked counterparts, but they require special design techniques to help them stand up to their rugged locales. In many cases, these houses face threats from flooding, high winds, and even hurricanes.

These projects featured on our sister site BUILDER show that water-centric houses can be beautiful and resilient. Click on the link next to each photo for the full story.

Chris Edwards

Weather-Ready Beach House is Beautiful and Strong

Ryan Gamma Photography

Florida Waterfront Home Overcomes Serious Constraints

Lucas Henning

Resilient Puget Sound Home Stands Up to Mud Slides