Gallery: Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

An open guest bedroom and small bath make up the third floor.
An open guest bedroom and small bath make up the third floor.

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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