Nowadays, most of the world’s super-rich people have come to a point that having a beachfront vacation home on the water is not enough. Homes that are actually floating are becoming the trend today. You can consider it as a mansion on the water which comes with all the amenities you’d normally see in a luxurious land mansion- from floor-to-ceiling windows to massive fireplaces to rooftop hot tubs-having price tags extending into the millions.
Cool, right? Several of these boats serve as the owners’ full-time residence, others are vacation getaways and some can be your next hotel stay for your next vacation. Want to know more? Check out our list for some of the most luxurious floating homes on the water today.
The Taj Mahal
We are going to start our list with this miniature replica of the Taj Mahal that floats in the north of downtown Sausalito, California, a city that’s recognized for its community of eccentric houseboats. This house was constructed in the 1970s by a land developer and vineyard entrepreneur after a visit to India.
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It comprises of two kitchens, marble floors, a solarium, a wine cellar, a sauna, and a hidden elevator. Elevator? Yes, you read that right. The owner has spent around $2 million on construction and sold the vessel in 1995 for slighter than $1 million.
The Floating Seahorse
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This is built for the purpose to be rented out to vacationers, it has a three-floor floating home with one level below the water. Just imagine living under the water! Some of them will be anchored off St. Petersburg Island as part of the Heart of Europe resort in Dubai. In 2015, the first Floating Seahorse was finished.
This is the dream because the master bedroom and bathroom are located on the submerged level and the sea level of the vessel includes an open-plan living area, a kitchen, dining area, and a large sun deck. Meanwhile, the upper deck features a mini bar, kitchenette, an informal bedroom, a jetted bathtub with a glass bottom.
The great thing with houseboats is that they can travel. Those who are not used to or does not like traveling by boat, situated in their established homes, looking out at neighborhoods that never change, and curious of what’s happening beyond the horizon, the owner of a houseboat can move anchor and can go on an expedition provided that the vessel is built for the journey.
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This vessel is considered as a catamaran, which means that it has two hulls that run parallel to each other, expanding its stability and due to lower “hydrodynamic drag,” the houseboat can be more fuel efficient. Normally, a houseboat isn’t just meant for sailing, you may want to enjoy living in it, also. The Overblue boasts an interior that’s cozy, but spacious enough to move around in. It comes with different models of many sizes, even one that features a penthouse.
The Fennell Residence
Located in Portland, Oregon, this houseboat is built by the famed architect Robert Harvey Oshatz who has placed such remarkable design touch on it. It floats on the scenic Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, where the Fennell Residence features a clever use of glulam timber beams, providing it a warm, cozy interior. It has an expansive glass window, where the living and dining rooms directly face the river, giving you the chance to perfectly capture a beautiful sunset.
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Above it sits a lofted master bedroom that also looks out over the living room and into the Willamette River. Oshatz designed this houseboat perfectly with spatial differentiation, providing it with amazing curvilinear for, which makes it super appealing.
This beauty resides in the Eilbek Canal in Hamburg, Germany. It was constructed in 2011 and won the architecture firm a smattering of construction awards, recognized for its gorgeous style and lustrous exterior finish.
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Although this is more of a flatboat than a real houseboat due to its immobility, this was built with signature modern touches in its every corner, which offers beautiful timber siding, an open back deck, and with private bedrooms and bathrooms. This house won’t get any address any time soon since it needs the help of a tugboat to move around.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a daytime writer for Wincrest Bespoke, one of Australia’s most experienced and well-renowned home builders designing and building modern family homes. Ivandrea provides information for choosing the right home builder so people can enjoy their local community with their new residence. She also researches and writes custom content about home improvements, travel, finance, law, fashion, health, and beauty. She graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.
Ivandrea Ollero is a content writer who researches and writes custom content about home improvements, travel, fashion, health, and beauty. She graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016. Ivandrea provides helpful tips and hacks on various topics for her readers.