Thus they transformed the old water tower into a modern luxury home.
There are plenty of exciting examples of homes that have started their lives like completely other buildings with completely different features. Some elders buy buildings that have a special history in the local community, preserves these and transforms them into homes. Others once again embark on projects to make buildings no-one would have thought of being able to work back home to just that.
The latter must certainly be said about this no less than the spectacular home in the midst of London – which began its life like the water tower.
Historic water tower became a nice design residence
According to the design and architecture site Freshome, it was both the location and not least built as an accused Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce when they bought the old water tower in north west London in 2008.
– There is no doubt that this is some of the more unique we’ve ever seen in housing, explains Connie at 1st Option, an agency that finds and leases unique homes and venues for movie sets, catalogs and the like.
– The owners have done a spectacular job of rendering the old water tower and have not spared anything in terms of details and decor.
The old water tower has a long history, and is a famous landmark in the local area of many Londoners.
– The water tower was built as far back as 1877, explains Connie.
– The builders were Fowler and Hill, and the water tower was part of the Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary, a poverty and hospital with a famous and infamous “galehus” department. Later, the building was converted to Lambeth Hospital.
For centuries, the Venetian / Gothic structure has been a landmark central to London.
Sold on ticket sales
The building had been shut down and left for years when in 2008, completely dilapidated and declining, was put up for sale.
The unique building was listed for “only” £ 395,000, equivalent to approximately 3.6 million Norwegian kroner – a very low price when considering housing prices elsewhere in London, which is undoubtedly one of the world’s most expensive cities to buy real estate in.
The new owners, Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce, had knowledge of both the building and the area, and were delighted to accept the offer at their new home.
In this house the trees are planted within the wall
Soon they were doing huge renovations and construction projects.
There is no doubt that the building as it appears today is a long step from the fatty beginnings it had. Osbourne and Voce have created a spectacular luxury home in the old water tower.
The water tower currently has no less than four bedrooms – all of which boast a sensational view of the London city.
– From the top, all rooms have a 360 degree view, explains Connie.
– Fortunately, the owners got installed an elevator so that you do not have to climb all the stairs to reach the top of the tower and the rooms that are there.
This house is extra special
Built modern extension
All bedrooms, in addition to a TV room, are located at the top of the tower. But in order to fulfill the dream of a living and living zone, where one could enjoy an open plan living and space, the couple built a square “box” down the tower, which now houses a kitchen, dining room and living room.
The box has been nicknamed “The Cube” – The Cube, due to its design.
According to the interior site Homedsg, the tower itself is 30 meters high – and the walls are not less than 5 meters thick.
– You do not hear much noise from outside and inside, explains one of the owners to the site.
The steel water tank is also intact and is attached to the side of the tower.
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Many who renovate older or historical buildings fall into the temptation to keep the interior in a style that is adapted to the building’s era and exterior. Osbourne and Voce did not make any attempt.
In the old water tower, the interior is both modern and tight. The duo has focused on an open floor plan, and furnishings and furnishings that are both contemporary and modern.
On the walls, the couple’s collection of modern art hangs, and the couple has even made a large patio on top of the new extension.
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