Dubai's 'Floating Seahorse' Homes Are Partially Submerged And Totally Futuristic

05/26/2015 12:12 pm ET | Updated May 27, 2015

Dubai is known for its extravagant development projects, like the indoor ski resorts, rotating skyscrapers and "miracle gardens," to name just a few.

But the newest project, "The Floating Seahorse," is exceptionally lavish: it's a floating home with underwater rooms.

Dubai developer Kleindienst Group revealed the visually stunning renderings for "The Floating Seahorse" at the Dubai International Boat Show in March 2015. They say they'll build 42 of the structures, which are essentially boats without the propulsion, and plan to have them completed by the end of 2016. The floating properties were designed and engineered to be part of "The World," Dubai's large artificial island project.

The buoyant structures will have three levels: an upper deck, a main floor at sea level, and an underwater level. The master bedroom and bathroom will be completely submerged, with panoramic underwater views.

According to a Kleindienst Group press release, the name of the project is connected to protecting sea life in the Persian Gulf: "We will create an artificial coral reef beneath the luxury retreats which will be a protected area in which seahorses can safely live and breed," the company said.

As of this month, 35 of the 42 units had already been sold, according to Gulf News. Considering the average summer temperature in Dubai is 104 degrees, living underwater sounds like a solid plan. Check out more images below:

The Floating Seahorse

All photos courtesy of Kleindienst Group.

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