Australian architect Chuck Anderson has created a beautiful, solar-powered floating villa that has us dreaming of brighter days. Anchored just north of Sydney’s Palm Beach, the Lilypad is meant for those travelers who are looking to spend a little down time on serene waters while staying true to their sustainable lifestyles.
Engineered with sustainability and luxury in mind, the Lilypad is a two-story floating villa with a wraparound porch and a gabled roof. Clad in timber, the guest home runs on solar power and is made with eco-friendly materials that help it respectfully blend into the water on which it floats.
The floating home itself is marked by an expansive front deck, which includes plenty of space to take in the views while sunbathing, dining al fresco with the barbecue setup or enjoying a relaxing massage. From the open-air terrace, large sliding glass doors open completely to the interior. On the ground floor, a large living room with ample seating and a fireplace connects to a fully equipped kitchen and wine cellar. A set of stairs leads to the upper floor, which includes a king-sized bed and a spa-like bathroom. A contemporary interior design, highlighted by ample natural light, creates a soothing atmosphere that is guaranteed to help you to disconnect.
The idyllic floating villa, which is available to rent starting at just over $1,000, also includes several added amenities. For meals, guests of the Lilypad will enjoy a continental breakfast as well as chef-prepared lunch and dinner delivered throughout the day.
For those looking for a little action and adventure, the guest house comes with paddle boards, fishing gear and additional active travel equipment. As an extra bonus, guests will have full access to a 24-hour concierge who can arrange for on-site massages as well as picnic setups on a nearby beach.
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