Picture yourself floating in a pool,
With looking-glass walls and floor in the sky.
Everyone smiles as you drift past the ceiling,
That sits so incredibly high.
Private Island of Félicité
This residential oasis, dubbed Residence One, consists of seventeen villas on the private island of Félicité in the Indian Ocean. All of the villas are located on a hilltop with panoramic views of the prismatic turquoise waters. Could the living quarters here get any better than these jaw-dropping views? Turns out, they do.
One bi-level villa includes a master suite that expands across the entire second level while the entertainment area, as well as additional bedrooms, are on the main level. The master suite features its own glass-bottomed pool that also serves as the skylight (casting ever-changing reflections) to the entertainment area luxuriously spread out below.
Who needs to swim with the dolphins when you can float amongst your guests?
This residential paradise in Portugal, labelled The Wall House, has two perpendicular swimming pools, one of which has a glass bottom and floats above the other. A pool sandwich, indeed! This real estate marvel is also anchored by a large patio that opens to an extensive outdoor entertainment area where the double-decker pool parties happen. Regularly.
Market Square Tower is a luxury apartment complex in Houston, Texas. It has an infinity sky pool with glass bottom that hangs over the edge of this forty-storey building. Think this: a glass-bottomed pool suspended 500 feet in the air over big-boy, blistering Houston where Texans swim over their city and float in some cool, refreshing water.
So, it may be time for you to walk up on high. And step to the edge. To see your world below. Next time you’re in Texas, make a friend who lives in this rebel-with-a-cause apartment complex and take the MST plunge.
The Shaw House is a residence located in Vancouver, Canada that was designed by Patkau Architects. It boasts an amazing swimming pool placed above a lengthy, oblong corridor. The pool has a see-through bottom which means that its glass bottom also serves as a skylight for the space below that has no windows or openings. In this way, the natural light still manages to be an integral part of the design.
What’s next? Who knows. Perhaps a series of swimming pools placed within each apartment’s balcony? Glass-bottomed airplanes? Both are rumored to be underway.
In the interim, it’s time for you to climb in the back and keep your head in the clouds, so you can be gone. Awaiting to be taken away by the next luxe amenity yet to be designed.