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

The cost? A mere €5 million.

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.

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 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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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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