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Luxury floating home concept elevates during storms

(Source: curbed.com)

What does aspirational living look like in the age of global warming? According to Arkup, it’s a floating double-decker yacht that doubles as a glassy modern house.

Rendering of white living room with wooden floors

The Florida-based company recently showed off its concept for the Floating House Self-elevating System, a posh, off-grid yacht that comes loaded with high-end features.

Rendering of floating house on pilings

The company’s vision is a part-boat, part-house, and nothing like the cramped and scrappy maritime living you’ve maybe experienced. The yacht stands on retractable hydraulic pilings that can raise the structure 20 feet into the air during storm surges. Details include a solar panel roof to power onboard batteries, sleek wood floors, a sun deck that dips into the water to become a sea pool, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that let you look out onto the ocean in case weather requires you to be indoors.

Kitchen with large windows

According to the designers, the 4,350-square-foot yacht is “as stable as a house” but can scoot along at seven knots, impervious to bad weather and waves, including 155 mph winds. Considering the floating house is still just a concept, we have no proof of how resilient the ultra-modern dwelling really is, but we’re guessing Arkup won’t have trouble finding people to test that theory once it’s actually built.

Bedroom with view of ocean

Via: New Atlas

More Info: curbed.com

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