Finding Nemo: 5 Aquariums that Bring the Ocean to Your Living Room

These home aquariums leave no fish out of water.

Many people dream of finding a home with water frontage.  But, when the budget doesn’t allow for sand at your doorstep, installing an aquarium can bring marine life to your home in a unique way. Here are 5 homes with aquariums that bring the ocean to your living room.

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89 South Cabernet Court, Burr Ridge, IL listed by Dawn McKenna with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Many people find watching fish in an aquarium as relaxing as watching a roaring fire.  Well, luckily in this Burr Ridge, IL home, you don’t have to choose one or the other.  Not only does the bluish purple lighting in the fish tank add a pop of color to this living room, the in-wall installation makes a statement. Kick back in front of the fire and choose between fire & water.

30500 Aurora Del Mar, Carmel Highlands, CA listed by Ben Heinrich with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

30500 Aurora Del Mar, Carmel Highlands, CA listed by Ben Heinrich with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

When your home overlooks the ocean, it’s only natural to bring the ocean indoors.  Not only does the color palette of this home imitate sand and waves, the large salt water aquarium truly brings the sea inside. We love how it’s incorporated into the built-ins just off the kitchen.

6020 n State Route 48, Clearcreek Township, OH listed by Cindy Buckreus with Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors

6020 n State Route 48, Clearcreek Township, OH listed by Cindy Buckreus with Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors

This two-sided built-in aquarium faces the study and the chef’s kitchen.  We love the idea of incorporating a calming feature like an aquarium into a study where your mind needs peace and quiet. You can even peek through the coral to see when dinner’s ready!

23614 Malibu Colony Rd, Malibu, CA listed by Chris Cortazzo with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

23614 Malibu Colony Rd, Malibu, CA listed by Chris Cortazzo with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

This custom aquarium is located in the entryway of this Malibu, CA home. What a great first impression! Climb the stairs to the left to get different perspectives of the fish swimming around.

2600 Phillippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FL listed by Jennifer Zales with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

2600 Phillippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FL listed by Jennifer Zales with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Looking for a way to make an unforgettable first impression? Center an eye-catching aquarium in the middle of a wall of all glass.  Visitors to your home will know they’re in for a real treat with this view before they even enter.  Coupled with the pool and fountain outside, this Safety Harbor, FL would find no fish out of water.

Victoria Keichinger is the Brand Engagement Manager with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She grew up in New Jersey, before attending the University of Miami and still remains a proud 'Cane. Going back to her roots, she currently lives in Hoboken, NJ where she enjoys runs along the Hudson and eating at great restaurants. A true francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.

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