Unexpected Homes

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As the old adage goes, home is where the heart is. A home can be any shape, size, style, and location. But what about a water tower turned modern home, or a renovated 200-year-old cabin, or an unassuming garage turned lakeside retreat.

We’ve been inspired by unique architects and designers who think outside the box – literally - to create beautiful homes in unexpected places. Explore a few of the most surprising—and stunning—we’ve uncovered.


Water Tower turned Luxury Condo | Central London

An “architectural remnant” from the 19th-century, this central London water tower went untouched until 2012 when eight months of construction and design transformed the structure into a home boasting four bedrooms, a gym, a rooftop terrace, a functioning elevator, spacious bathrooms, and enormous windows for a refreshing stream of natural light, the modern living space is breathtaking and one of a kind.

(Photos via My Modern MET)

200-Year Old Stone House with a Modern Twist | Linescio, Switzerland 

From the outside, this stone house looks more than 200 years old…oh wait, it is! The exterior is authentic stone and wood while the inside is a whole different story. Renovated by Buchner Bründler Architekten, the updated interior features contemporary elements such as concrete walls and modern amenities.

200-Year Old Stone House


(Photos via Gessato)

Post World War II Garage Transforms into a Breathtaking Lakeside Retreat | Seattle, Washington

The architects at Graypants, Inc. transformed a neglected World-War II garage, situated on the Puget Sound, into a stunning artistic retreat. This light and airy waterfront cabin utilized the existing structure’s materials as much as possible while adopting sustainable building practices.

(Photos via Architizer)

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