The Floating Seahorse Signature Edition in Dubai is a partially submerged customisable marine villa that makes for a perfect vacation home.
Imagine a house which is really half submarine, half-boat. That’s probably the best way to describe The Floating Seahorse Signature Edition, which is being built by Dubai-based property developer Kleindienst. It unveiled the Floating Seahorse in March last year, and the luxury marine retreat was so well-received that the first two phases were sold out within eight months. The Signature Edition is the same concept, but is even larger than its forebears. Located in Dubai’s Heart of Europe archipelago, the Signature Edition spans 4,004 sq ft and is built over three levels – a sky level, a sea level, and an underwater level that offers views of marine life in the Arabian Gulf, and even a 600 sq ftcoral garden.
The project’s buzzword is flexibility. There are four multipurpose living/sleeping areas that function as living space by day and sleeping quarters by night. The outdoor areas on the sea and upper level can also be fully enclosed and transformed into rooms, so up to eight adults and eight children can lounge comfortably on board. Because this is Dubai, the floating home is ultra high-tech and is equipped with smart home automation. Even in the blazing heat, it is possible to entertain al fresco, thanks to climate control technology.
And what is the point of buying a luxury holiday retreat if you can’t customise it and make it even nicer, compared to your neighbour’s? Buyers can consult the Kleindienst team to customise everything, from the kitchen and bathroom fittings to the flooring.
There are only 40 Signature Edition Floating Seahorses under production, and the first phase will be completed in two months. Move over, Maldives – one of these units can be yours for the sheikh-ly sum of US$3.3 million (S$4.4 million).