Gallery: Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home


The ground floor is an open entrance space that features only a small staircase to indicate the richness of the living spaces above. The second floor simply contains a mechanical room and storage. An open guest bedroom and small bath make up the third floor. The next floor houses the home’s main bathroom, where the centerpiece is a freestanding sunken shower surrounded by an impeccably placed tub, water closet, and double sink.

A slender staircase proceeds to the bedroom, another simple room graced with a huge mirror that cuts the space in half. Next to the mirror is a spiral staircase leading to the living area on the top floor. The huge room, entered through a small cylinder in the middle, offers a beautiful view of the surrounding country. A subtle and stripped-down kitchen, dining room and living area float above a surrounding sunken corridor. Lots of open space encourages the residents to contemplate the endless countryside beyond, or the low flying airplanes landing at a neighboring airport.

+ Bham Design Studio

Via ArchDaily


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1 Comment

  1. oralhistory September 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    That’s an incredible space. It’s as much work of art as a place to live, really. I just wish as unique places lived in more density, closer together, so we could visit them one after another. A friend of mine was set up with someone by Richard Easton, and she actually took him on that kind of tour. They visited inventively-designed open houses, one after another, in Tokyo. Which is where they really pack ’em together I suppose.

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