Frank McKinney is the designer behind “Acqua Liana”, an extravagant home set on 1.6 acres of seafront property in Florida. The house is one-of-a-kind and boasts waterfalls, lagoons, an aquarium wet bar and water walls and floors amongst other cool features on the inside. The house is certified as “triple green” by the U.S. Green Building Council making it extremely eco-friendly.
The home features 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and also has a 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom guesthouse for a total of 15,071 square feet of living space.
Acqua Liana features a first ever glass “water floor” with hand-painted tiles in a Monet-inspired Lotus garden motif illuminated below the surface. There’s also the 2,000 gallon arched aquarium wet bar with 100 exotic fish (seen in the first picture). Other water features include:
– 24-foot oceanfront sheeting water walls
– 10-foot kitchen and dining water wall
– Oversize garage with sub-surface windows peering into pool
– Meandering and swimable water gardens
– Lounge and lap pools
– Reflecting pools
– Waterfall 16-person spa w/ fire feature
– Private lagoon plunge pool
Acqua Liana is the first ultra-luxury home to obtain triple “green” certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, the Florida Green Building Coalition and Energy Star for Homes. Features include:
– Solar panels, insulative characteristics, environmentally conscious lighting and ultra-high efficient appliances that cut electrical consumption by 60%. On certain days the home is energy neutral
– A system that collects runoff water from the roof and fills the water garden
– Ultra-high efficient air-conditioning and purification systems
– An automated “bio-feedback” system that allows the owner to monitor resource consumption in real time