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These 10 Gorgeous Beach Houses Are What Summer Dreams Are Made Of (PHOTOS)

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If standing lazily in front of an air conditioner isn't the best way to escape the heat this summer, then breaking free from your stuffy apartment and heading somewhere that's blue, white and nautical most definitely is. And as our friends at know, from comfy cottage couches to seaside-facing lounge chairs, even simply imagining being in these places is just enough to get us excited for the sunny days to come.

Which would you make your warm-weather getaway?

  • Who needs pictures when you have picture windows?
    Sag Harbor by Foley & Cox Interiors
  • Going nautical in the bedroom is a great way to add a layer of old-world charm.
    Legacy by Opal Design Group
  • Flowers on the tables and starfish in the bookshelves? Yes, please.
    Bridgehampton by Foley & Cox Interiors
  • Lounge chairs aren't just an outdoor thing...
    Shurmur by House of L
  • ...and sitting down for drinks isn't reserved for indoors.
    Double Take by Siemasko+Verbridge
  • All-white always says summer -- just don't forget the bold accents!
    Boca Grande by Foley & Cox Interiors
  • There's no better backdrop than the bay.
    Massachusetts Coastal by Siemasko+Verbridge
  • Nothing compliments nautical decor like a cozy fireplace...
    La Jolla by Style On A Shoestring
  • ...or some fabulous rustic accents.
    Oregon Coast by Hyde Evans Design
  • And a hammock is always (always) a good idea.
    North Haven by Benco Construction

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