Created by Australia-based designer and boat enthusiast Chuck Anderson, the Lilypad is a 100% solar-powered, floating villa in Palm Beach. As you might have already guessed, you’ll need either a small boat or sea plane to reach Lilypad, but its large outdoor terrace makes it easy to dock. Once you’re there, the large barbecue area with enough seating for 10 make it an ideal place for parties.
Inside, it’s a two story modern home, complete with bi-folding glass doors, a large living room area that has a flat screen TV, a full-sized modern kitchen, a fully-stocked humidity-controlled wine cellar, an elevated master loft bedroom, and the most important of all, a luxury bathroom equipped with an large designer shower, wash basin, and toilet.
No, this villa isn’t for sale, but one can rent it for a hefty $1,270 USD per night. This price include a private self-drive tender, champagne, a tasting plate, dinner, breakfast, 24-hour concierge service and access to the on-board stand-up paddle-boards as well as fishing gear.
Not only have I never done something like this, it is somewhat of a world first. Europe has similar projects that have been sources of inspiration, however, Lilypad is certainly one-of-a-kind. Completely powered by solar, it has no fuels on-board, yet luxury and function are not compromised one bit,” said Chuck Anderson, director of Little Mill design studio.