Gallery: Historic Defense Tower Transformed Into Modern Home


This ancient defense tower in Suffolk, England has been transformed from a historic marker of a war-faring age into a remarkable one-of-a-kind home. The home’s designer and owner Duncan Jackson worked closely with Piercy Conner Architects to create a comfortable, contemporary living space that maintains the aesthetic integrity of the historically-registered defense tower. The project solved a set of thorny issues (a round building with few windows and 12 foot-thick walls) while creating a truly gracious home in the wetlands that preserves a unique piece of history. The resulting residence looks like it would be right at home on the Star Wars planet Tatooine.

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  1. Historic Defense Tower ... September 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

    […] Historic Defense Tower Transformed Into Modern Home […]

  2. twoplustwo December 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Only someone with the name Duncan can own something like this.

  3. Holcim Awards December 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Nice adaptive reuse of an historic building. I would love to work on a project like this. I also think this would be an excellent submission to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

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