The Floating Seahorse, a floating home with underwater rooms, will be located off the coast of Dubai
Dubai developer Kleindienst Group disclosed the amazing renderings for “The Floating Seahorse” at the Dubai International Boat Show back in March 2015. The company’s aspiration is to develop 42 of the structures, which are essentially boats without the propulsion. The floating properties are a part of the company’s “Heart of Europe” development, a group of artificial islands modeled after European design and heritage. The Heart of Europe is itself a section of “The World,” a man-made archipelago constructed in the shape of a globe four kilometers (2.5 miles) off the coast of Dubai.
The Floating Seahorse $1.8 million villas will flaunt three levels—the main floor at sea-level, an upper deck, and a lower level completely submerged in water. The lower level includes of a master bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows for a completely “uninterrupted” view of the ocean around. The 270 square feet property is essentially a boat that doesn’t move, with a fully-fitted kitchen and a glass-bottomed jacuzzi on its sun deck.
The name of the project “The Floating Seahorse” refers to the pursuit of preserving marine life in the Persian Gulf, “We will create an artificial coral reef beneath the luxury retreats which will be a protected area in which seahorses can safely live and breed.” The company is slated to launch the first Floating Seahorse next week and completing its first phase of rollouts by October. Follow-up phases, including islands outside The Heart of Europe, will occur in 2017 and 2018.