Welcome to Immerst
A sustainable design consultancy dedicated to rethinking the way we live by the water’s edge.
Our vision started with OASys, a forward-thinking flexible solution for on-water living. It’s an answer to homeowner needs in environments with eroding landscapes and congested urban areas. But what began as a sustainable living solution envisioned by leading yacht designers Robert Stephens and Paul Waring has grown into a sustainable design consultancy. Together with some of the world’s leading sustainable architecture and construction experts, we’re working collaboratively to solve problems posed by urbanization and climate change around the globe.
If you or other sustainable leaders within your personal network would like to explore possible floating solutions together, reach out to us. We’ll arrange a short consultative phone call to discuss your needs and explore partnership opportunities. Immerst: Architecture for a Sustainable Future
The Immerst News Feed:
- The Spirit of Tradition “Guest Cottage:” The Most Exclusive Marine Environments on Earth — But at a Fraction of the Cost. It’s been a bit spooky out here on the sidelines of the Tiny Floating House wave. We love the charm of smaller homes that ...
- A Conversation with Paul Waring – July 2019 This month we sat down with Paul Waring, one of the co-founders of Immerst and its parent company, Stephens Waring Yacht Design, to have ...
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Welcome to a new kind of address
OASys by Immerst: A glass sanctuary that provides a 360 view of your surroundings and unbridled access to nature.
OASys by Immerst
- A unique, transitional design seamlessly connects exterior and interior spaces.
- Thoughtful floor-plans pack remarkable living spaces into an efficient footprint.
- Spacious and simple, Immerst is easy to furnish and customize with SWYD designers’ help.
- Expansive deck environments offer multi-level lounging, swimming, boat-access and activity platforms.
- Standard dockside connectivity allow for seamless wastewater, electricity and communications systems.
For years we’ve heard from people who wanted an easier way to enjoy life by the water’s edge. Add to that the requests from developers and resort owners looking for ways to cater to luxury travel enthusiasts and we knew that maximizing time out in nature was the plan.
– Paul Waring
Boutique Urban Hotel Expands Possibilities
Background: Consumer demand for luxury experiences created a problem for a boutique luxury hotel operator – high customer demand, but limited room capacity
Problem: Hotel had no way to physically expand on their current site – real estate expansion in this large urban city-center wasn’t an available option
Solution: Immerst recommended a modular dock + OASys solution that allowed the hotel to utilize their existing waterfront infrastructure while creating an extension of usable space. OASys maintained the luxury accommodation experience for customers while it expanded revenue opportunities for the hotel operator
- Mixed use potential for private, time-share, or hotel business models
- Duplex units for concentration of single-bed King/queen style hotel rooms
- Monetization of urban waterfront property
- Custom designed units to optimize ROI
Under-utilized harbor becomes revenue driver
Background: Southeast harbor was once a vibrant destination for owners to moor and enjoy boat-ownership
Problem: With recreational choices expanding and owners’ free-time shrinking, slip rents were drying up, leaving large vacancies and revenue short-falls
Solution: Immerst recommended a modular dock + OASys solution that could enable the harbor to reconfigure their slip layout, incorporate short-term vacation rentals and harness the revenue-building power of modern, instagram-worthy living spaces.
- Low operational costs deliver greater return on real estate asset
- Attract expanded customer base beyond boat owners
- Increased revenue through nightly/weekly rentals
- Increased use of marina-assets
- Provides boat owners with additional overnight space for friends and family
Maine community looks to expand shared-use waterfront
Background: Growing coastal community was struggling to accommodate waterfront demand
Problem: Limited community-access to waterfront put public and commercial needs at odds
Solution: Immerst recommended an outer perimeter float system to mitigate wave/fetch concerns, provide residential protection while providing large utility floats for transient and commercial marine use.
- Utilized modular approach; recommended a compact ‘Pod’ system
- Anchors 7 units to one pod; enabled consolidation of plumbing, power and other systems infrastructure
- Easy to build and implement in unique space and under-utilized shore frontage area