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Every apartment in this honeycomb-style building has a private pool on its balcony

By Business Insider | December 03, 2016 10:00AM

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Many upscale apartment complexes include pools that residents can use. But a new residential building in the Bahamas is even more luxurious.

Set to be completed by 2017, the complex features apartment units that each have a built-in private pool on their balconies.

Bjarke Ingels Group, the architecture firm that designed the building, appropriately dubbed it the “Honeycomb.” The units, which range from 3,000 to 8,000 square feet, start at $5 million.

Check them out below.

Located in the Albany luxury resort community in Nassau, Bahamas, the Honeycomb building will be eight stories tall.

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Construction started in 2014, and the building is nearly complete. Joining three other luxury residences planned in the area, the Honeycomb will overlook a yacht marina.

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Designing glass-fronted balconies that could support the weight of pool water (about half a million pounds worth) was no small feat, says William R. O’Donnell, the managing principal at DesSimone Consulting Engineers, which helped create the balconies’ structure.

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In each balcony, two 13-inch, reinforced concrete slabs slant downward, fully supporting the weight of the 4-foot-deep pools, he says.

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Pump lines run underneath each unit’s kitchen, connecting the pools to filtration systems.

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“You can sit there almost as if it is an outdoor living room,” Bjarke Ingels tells Business Insider.

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The 175,000-square-foot building will feature 34 huge units, each of which will have a living room, dining room, open kitchen, and two to seven bedrooms.

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For those who can afford the apartments’ price tags, it doesn’t get more luxurious than this.

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