A Unique, High-Flying Home in London…

The 1867 London Water Tower house is one of the tallest and most impressive old water towers that have been converted into homes; developer Leigh Osborne transformed the 145-year-old structure into what he describes as “one of the most lavish and eccentric residences in the city”. Osborne and his partner Graham Voce spent less than a year and £2 million renovating and converting the Gothic water tower into a unique home.

It was the tallest water tower in all of London when it was completed in 1967, but the tower fell into disuse in the 20th century, and it became home to thousands of pigeons. Converting a structure that was built to hold water into one that’s suitable for human activities is not a simple work.

Workers had to remove a great deal of brick to create enough room for living spaces, and Osborne and Voce also added a modern kitchen, a living room and a home gym. A new elevator was added, which links up with the original twisting staircase, and Osborne converted to top of the tower, which previously held 750,000 gallons of water, into a living room with 360-degree views of London. Incredibly, the entire build-out only took eight months.

I find it an incredible and impressive luxury home…fantastic for its location! 😉



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