Architecture

Dubai's newest luxury home on the water has an eye-watering price

Dubai's newest luxury home on ...
The floating homes have been designed to offer residents privacy, comfort and a connection to nature
The floating homes have been designed to offer residents privacy, comfort and a connection to nature
View 6 Images
New Living on Water envisages the units being used for hotels, as well as for private homes
1/6
New Living on Water envisages the units being used for hotels, as well as for private homes
The floating homes have been designed to offer residents privacy, comfort and a connection to nature
2/6
The floating homes have been designed to offer residents privacy, comfort and a connection to nature
The curved shape of the units will envelop a large terrace along one side
3/6
The curved shape of the units will envelop a large terrace along one side
It will be possible for the interior layout to be tailored to the wishes of the client
4/6
It will be possible for the interior layout to be tailored to the wishes of the client
The units will be split into basement, ground and upper levels
5/6
The units will be split into basement, ground and upper levels
Units are expected to cost in the region of US$11 million
6/6
Units are expected to cost in the region of US$11 million
View gallery - 6 images

There may be a time in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that floating homes become passé, but that time doesn't appear to be now. Following the Floating Seahorse and the Waterlovt, New Living on Water is the latest outfit to offer a luxury waterborne residence.

Its take on the idea is said to have been "designed with uniqueness as the main underlying thought" and to offer residents privacy, comfort and a connection to nature. New Living on Water envisages the units being used for hotels, as well as for private homes.

Each residence will be linked to the land by a car-jetty. Measuring 50-m (164-ft) long by 30-m (98-ft) wide, they are to have a rounded organic shape with a curved stainless steel roof. These characteristics will help to provide the privacy, enveloping a large terrace along one side out onto which all the interior rooms look.

Each unit has three levels. The concrete basement level is split into two, with one half housing compartments for load balancing. The ground level comprises four bedroom- and bathroom-combinations, a working space, a living room and a kitchen, with every room boasting its own outdoor area. On the upper level there is a dining room with a balcony. New Living on Water says the interior layout can be tailored to the wishes of each client.

The curved shape of the units will envelop a large terrace along one side
The curved shape of the units will envelop a large terrace along one side

The units will employ an air-handling system to keep the units temperate, with the temperature able to be fine-tuned separately in each room. A heat-pump working in conjunction with the system will use surface water to facilitate heating and cooling, which is cited as one the sustainability-focused features of the homes, along with low-impact, maintenance-friendly materials.

It will be possible to connect the homes to on-land electricity and sanitation facilities, but also optionally possible for them to be entirely independent, with solar panel, drinking water supply and sewage water purification systems available for install.

New Living on Water will be launched at Cityscape Global in Dubai from September 6. New Atlas is told that the unit on display will have around 1,500 sq m (16,000 sq ft) of interior space and 48 sq m (520 sq ft) of exterior space. Such a unit will reportedly cost in the region of US$11 million.

Source: New Living on Water

View gallery - 6 images
3 comments
chase
It's a house boat is all. A rather large one. With no means of propulsion. Which means you'll need a vessel to move it. The price isn't that far fetched. But you'll have to add in approximately $1.1 million in annual maintenance costs. If in the water, it's considered a hole you dump money into, no matter the size. Some people are into that sort of thing.
Jack Decker
And it better be in a no-wake harbor with strict enforcement. Even the slightest wave would wash across that patio. :-P
Growling_M.A.D+Dirty
Now go work harder for your company so management can pump their earnings into this project! Your efficiency is their luxury. If you do not like your job, start as a maintenance guy on their floating mansion. On a second note. The cash needed for this consumption piece could have been invested in solar panels just a few miles into the desert which would add to the green energy equation. Such an investment in the desert kingdom would then offset the coming crash when the millions living in the area will start to starve when no more oil can be used to drive tractors who produce wheat in large quantities. No oil, less food, deaths in the billions. Why worry about the future when you are floating in petrodollars. Energy is unlimited.