Kleindienst’s floating villas with underwater master bedrooms near completion
Underwater homes are a reality now; the real estate agency, Kleindienst Group is about to complete construction of a series of luxurious floating villas just off the coast of Dubai. Part of Kleindienst Group’s ‘Heart of Europe’, the luxurious villas are named ‘floating seahorses’.
Only 42 such villas are being constructed and out of it 35 are already sold off. A villa is selling for estimated cost of 6.5 million AED ($1.8 million).
Each villa has three levels – an upper deck over main floor at sea-level with a completely submerged lower level. The underwater level features a master bedroom and floor-to-ceiling windows to provide an uninterrupted view of the deep ocean. Middle level offers a sun deck, indoor living space, kitchen, and dinning room. On the uppermost deck, there is another sundeck, glass-bottomed Jacuzzi, and minibar.
From underwater master bedroom, one can enjoy clear view of Gulf waters and coral reefs. However, maintenance of underwater level will be a challenging task. The outer surface of the master bedroom will require regular cleaning, and what you see from your bedroom will depend primarily on how clean the ocean water is.
From ecological perspective, humans have begun to sabotage marine habitat. It’s a interference with marine ecology. Therefore, Kleindienst Group has committed to create artificial coral reef beneath its luxury retreats. Josef Kleindienst, CEO of the company says, “[It] will be a protected area in which seahorses can safely live and breed.”
Kleindienst expects completion of villas by 2016, and arrival of tenants by 2017. The construction work faced a delay due to 2008 financial crisis, but has finally recovered from the temporary halt, and is reading every so quickly to host its inhabitants.