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Floating Miami Mansion Propped Up On Hydraulic Stilts That Can Withstand 155mph Hurricanes And Turns Rain Into Drinking Water Goes On Market For $5.5m

Floating Miami mansion propped up on hydraulic stilts that can withstand 155mph hurricanes and turns rain into drinking water goes on market for $5.5m

By Connor Boyd
Dailymail.com
Photo credits: Craig Denis
March.01.2019

 

  • The Arkup #1 was designed by Dutch firm Waterstudio.NL and features four bedrooms, each with an en-suite
  • Hydraulic stilts can be deployed to depth of 20ft to stabilize dwelling or lift it above water line to avoid waves
  • Rainwater is collected from the roof and purified for drinking, while solar panels power the electronics inside 

The finishing touches have been put on a floating mansion that can withstand rising sea levels and Category Four hurricanes of up to 155mph after years of development.

The Arkup #1 was designed by Dutch architecture firm Waterstudio.NL and will cost a whopping $5.5 million to own.

The property – propped up on hydraulic stilts – measures 75ft-long comprising 4,350sq ft of open-plan space including a lounge, dining area, kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs, there are a total of four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.

This contemporary floating home in Miami – that can withstand rising sea levels and Category 4 hurricanes of up to 155mph- is on the market for a cool $5.5million

The Arkup #1 – as it’s called – was designed by Dutch architecture firm Waterstudio.NL who say the home is a fusion of cutting edge technology and luxury. It boasts a spacious living area which invites natural lighting to pour in through its many windows

The property measures 75ft-long comprising 4,350sq ft of floorspace. Its hydraulic structure means you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep, regardless of how choppy the water is outside

You can relax in its king-sized freestanding bathtub which overlooks the palm trees and sparkling waters of Miami

The hydraulic stilts can be deployed to a depth of 20 ft to stabilize the dwelling or lift it above the water line to avoid waves and reduce hull maintenance. The mansion comes with an outdoor area perfect for catching a tan and hosting parties

The stilts can be deployed to a depth of 20ft (6m) to stabilize the dwelling or lift it above the water line to avoid waves and reduce hull maintenance. There’s a lot of other tech installed in the Arkup #1 too, including a solar panel array and up to 1,000 kWh battery bank that Arkup says is sufficient to power it off-the-grid. Rainwater is collected from the roof and purified for drinking, and solar panels are used to power the internet, TV and radio.

There’s a lot of other tech installed in the Arkup #1 too, including a solar panel array and up to 1,000 kWh battery bank that Arkup says is sufficient to power it off-the-grid

Rainwater is collected from the roof and purified for drinking, and the solar panels power the internet, TV and electric cookers

The inside features an open-plan ground floor layout that looks out onto the spacious balcony area. It also features a lounge, dining area, kitchen, and a bathroom. Upstairs, there are a total of four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom

The model is currently for sale in Miami and Arkup says it plans to build three more in the next 12 months.

The home is propelled by a pair of 100 kW (134 hp) electric azimuth thrusters, allowing it to reach 7 knots. The Arkup #1 is fronted by a slide-out deck area, and generous glazing. The model is currently for sale in Miami and Arkup says it plans to build three more in the next 12 months. The firm is also looking into the possibility of developing eco-resorts in the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean.

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