The hurricane season is expanding and the sea is rising, but the desire for seaside life is stronger than ever.
For many people, living on the water only requires understanding the risks, plus the ability to eliminate any related fears. Arkup LLC in Miami has a very luxurious choice.
This Acap 75 (It is so named because it is 75 feet long) Technically speaking, it is a house. It is also a ship. But it is far from your ordinary houseboat. It is more like a floating villa, or a yacht estate.
LEED platinum container is the creative idea of Dutch construction company Water Studio, It set out to create luxurious “large floating projects in urban environments” to respond to climate change in a flexible and sustainable way. The Arkup 75’s hybrid foundation has hydraulic stilts that extend 20 feet, provide stability when docked, and can rise from floods or storm surges-making it more vulnerable to sea level rise and tropical storms such as southern Florida The area is particularly attractive. According to the company, Arkup 75 has also been rated as capable of withstanding Category 4 hurricanes.
Arkup co-founder Arnaud Luguet said at the press conference: “Arkup is resistant to hurricanes, adapts to floods, is completely off the grid, solar powered and mobile.”
Completed in time for the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, currently located in Miami (although the company will arrange transportation, mooring, long-term charter tickets at the marina, and even the captain and crew for the buyer), the first Arkup 75 is in The 2,700 square foot indoor living space has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
The open plan features a gourmet island kitchen with Miele appliances and a 775-square-foot living room. The living room overlooks the water through a retractable glass wall that leads to a spacious deck.
Upstairs are four large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and private outdoor spaces. Additional features include smart home automation; rooftop solar arrays; floor-to-ceiling windows and anti-collision windows; and rainwater collection and purification systems.
Arkup 75 is designed by Dutch construction company Waterstudio.NL Priced at USD 5,500,000, fully furnished by a high-end Brazilian furniture brand Artifact.
Nicolas Derouin, co-founder of ARKUP, said at a press conference: “We are surprised by the interest that the next generation of floating houses will generate.”
Existing Arkup 75 can also be rented out on a daily basis, or buyers can order a customized version from $2,267,000. The 18-month build offers options, including customizable finishes; an advanced kitchen and entertainment system; a 500-square-foot glass-bottomed retractable deck; and underwater lights.