Water Tower-Turned-Home Hits Market in England

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018

If you’re a water tower aficionado, you now have the chance to live in one: The 1.5 million-pound ($1.9 million) Cromwell Tower, a water tower built in 1930 and decommissioned in 2004, was converted into a home after being snapped up off the market for just 25,000 pounds ($31,000) in 2016.

Estate agents Knight Frank are marketing the six-bedroom home, an art deco affair designed by a German architect for the Corporation of Coventry. The tower is located in Warwickshire, England.

Cromwell Tower

According to The Sun, the home retains a number of original features, including the central spiral staircase, depth gauges and exposed stonework. Four floors total 7,535 square feet of space, with a 3,391-square-foot roof terrace covered in AstroTurf.

The first floor serves primarily as a space for socialization, equipped with a reception hall, games room, a self-contained guest suite, dining room and an open-plan kitchen that connects with a sitting room. From this space, floor-to-ceiling sliding doors open onto a terrace.

The second and third floors house bedrooms, but the fourth floor, which served as a tank room, has 3,2000 square feet of space that is not currently being used.

“Cromwell Tower is a superb family home, which is completely unique,” said William Ward-Jones, associate at Knight Frank Stratford.

“The accommodation that has been created within the confined space of the original tower is incredible,” he added. “The current owners have been able to effortlessly blend modern contemporary fixtures and fittings with the tough, rustic and hardy original character.”

The listing can be found here.


Tagged categories: Historic Structures; NA; North America; Program/Project Management; Renovation; Residential; Water Tanks

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