Underwater living: Dubai’s Floating Seahorse homes
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The phrase “sleeping with the fishes” will have a less sinister meaning for the owners of these new homes in Dubai.
The Floating Seahorse is a partially-submerged property development dreamed up by Dubai’s Kleindienst Group with completion scheduled for late 2016.
The development will comprise 42 units to be moored near The Heart of Europe islands, part of Dubai’s artificial island project The World.
So, is it a boat? Or is it a villa? Essentially it is a boat without a motor.
Each Floating Seahorse will have three levels: an underwater level, a main floor and an upper deck.
The master suite, including the main bedroom and ensuite, will be located on the underwater level and will feature floor to ceiling windows and a freestanding bath.
An artificial reef will be built around the area where the boats will be docked, creating a protected environment for the local marine life and ensuring stunning views for the boats occupants.
The upper deck will have a glass-bottomed spa, which will act like a skylight for the living room below, a mini bar, outdoor shower and a day bed.
If you want to take dip in the surrounding Gulf sea, just jump straight off the main level which features another bedroom and small kitchen.
Described as “holiday retreat” for marine and yachting enthusiasts, the boats are said to cost $Dh6.5 million ($2.3 million).
However, if you want to grab one for yourself, better get in quick because 35 have reportedly already sold.