Take Some Inspiration from These Unique Conversions
If you fancy renovating a property, the chances are that it will be a standard build. However, some people have taken their conversion aspirations a step further by creating their ultimate home. There is no end to the types of buildings that can be turned into a residential property with just a little bit of imagination.
A Unique Water Tower
One property owner in London has decided to create a home that truly stands out in the local area. The water tower conversion in the Elephant and Castle area has eight floors, which can be accessed through a lift that runs up the middle. There are a total of five bedrooms in the Venetian-style building, along with a gym and a garage complete with built-in storage areas. One of the best points of the house is the living area that provides full 360-degree panoramic views across the city. The property hasnâ€™t compromised on outdoor space, either. There is a beautiful roof terrace with a balcony balustrade which is large enough to accommodate a range of uses.
A Picturesque Water Mill
With just a few simple design features and the commitment to creating a unique property, even the most unusual of buildings can become a stylish family home. A 19th-century water mill in the picturesque Gower area of Wales manages to bring the old and the new seamlessly together. The property is set over three floors, with a stunning spiral staircase providing access to all levels. There are the traditional wooden beams across the ceiling, but also contemporary touches, including a cinema room. The garden area includes a hot tub, sauna, outside shower and a garden office with a roof terrace. All these elements combine to create a different property with its own unique character.
A Stunning Church Apartment
Not everyone would feel at home living in a church, but they can provide a backdrop for a beautiful and unique home. One such church conversion in East Dulwich, in south-east London, has been turned into a number of stunning and distinctive apartments. All of the residences have retained the original features, which include timber detailing and stained-glass windows.
If youâ€™re considering taking on a renovation project, you donâ€™t have to limit yourself to traditional homes. However, you need to ensure that you know exactly what youâ€™re taking on before you start any work.