Inside Miami’s floating mansion
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Arkup is the name of Miami’s floating mansion which is basically an impressive environmentally friendly house boat which is as big as a full sized house. Arkup can elevate itself on pilings above the water, it was built and designed by two French engineers, Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet. The floating mansion is parked behind a Palm Island mansion and visible to everybody going between Miami and Miami Beach. It is a total of 4,350 square feet, 2,600 square feet of which is air-conditioned interior space and the rest being balconies and terraces, it has 4 bedrooms with ensuite baths, and a large living area and kitchen. The roof is covered in solar panels that can completely power it, and a battery that conserves enough energy for nighttime use.