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.
(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)