Within the riverside homes in Marlow, Buckinghamshire that all sport a similar aesthetic laden with timber-clad façades and pitched roofs is a stand-out project that sets a new precedent for flood-prone areas. Designed by local firm Baca Architects, the 2,400-square-foot house "is designed to rise up in its dock and float on floodwater before gently settling back down once the water lowers to its normal level," according to Leah Demirjian's article on Custom Home. Similar concepts exist elsewhere in the world, such as in Holland or New Orleans, La., but this is a first for Great Britain.

Located about 30 feet away from a designated flood zone, the home can withstand up to nearly eight feet of floodwater—which is above the area's average.

To learn more about this project, head over to Custom Home.

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