Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Architecture Wednesday: The Water Tower
I believe it was specifically built for a client named Rapunzel.
This Venetian-Gothic water tower, built in 1877 in North-Western London, was originally part of the Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary, later Lambeth Hospital.
The tower is 99 foot tall with 5 foot-thick walls and crowned with a huge steel water tank. Utterly derelict, the tower was listed for £395,000--$635,000 US--in 2008, and bought by Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce who converted it into a spectacular luxury home.
Now devoid of water and pipes, the tower now houses four bedrooms and 360 degree views across London, with a elevator alongside the tower, while at the bottom is a new, modern living space nicknamed the ‘Cube’.
It'd be a hike up to the master bedroom, but you'd sure be tired once you got there.