This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom floating mansion, known as Arkup #1, currently floats off the coast of Miami’s Palm Island and spans 2,700 square feet, plus more than 1,500 square feet of terraces. The Arkup was built in 2019 by Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet, two Miami-based French engineers who have a passion for the ocean and renewable energy. Derouin and Luguet, who currently own the Arkup, were not immediately available for comment.
The 75-foot-long yacht can cruise in the ocean or be elevated out of the water by its retractable legs, according to Howard Chase, whose eponymous brokerage firm listed the property last Friday. “It’s like a two-story house you can take anywhere,” Mr. Chase said. “It’s completely solar powered and equipped with a rainwater-collecting-and-purifying system, so you can live totally off-grid.”
The 2,300-square-foot roof is covered in solar panels and rain collectors, making the yacht completely self-sustaining with energy and purified rainwater
The floating mansion has all the trappings of a luxury modern mansion, including a kitchen decked out with Miele appliances overlooking ocean views
Whether it’s a houseboat or a house, the 4,300 square foot interior of Arkup #1 has the luxury amenities one would expect from a modern home on Star Island. According to CBS Miami, the kitchen is European designed with Silestone countertops, oak floors, and top-of-the-line German-made cabinetry. Architectural Digest also reported that the kitchen comes equipped with a built-in wine cellar, plenty of storage, and looks out onto ocean views through the surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows.
On the interior of the home sits an elegant chef-style kitchen flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean. The open concept allows for an organic flow of entertainment with an indoor-outdoor vibe. Luxury finishes and ample storage, including a built-in wine cellar, complete this dreamy kitchen.