This converted water tower takes modern living to new heights

Who knew a disused water tower could make such an attractive place to live?

This quirky home is a Grade II-listed converted water tower residing in Plymouth, Devon. The property has been expertly converted since its former days as a humble water tower. As it stands today the converted tower makes a unique and vibrant home, full of character.

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Beautifully presented throughout the converted water tower comprises five bedrooms, two receptions rooms, a quirky viewing turret and beautifully landscaped gardens.


tall tower with green lawn

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The impressive structure is reminiscent of the original water tower. The tall tower elevates this quirky family home to new heights


kitchen with wooden counter and flooring

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The kitchen is a great example of contemporary design integrated into a period living space. The exposed structural beams add a touch of period charm. Sleek black high-gloss units create a thoroughly modern vibe.

kitchen and dining room with mini bar table and red curtains

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On the opposite side of the generous kitchen space sits a dining area. The open-plan layout is ideal for busy family life and general entertaining.

Living room

living room with books shelf and photo frame

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The living room features a stunning glass vaulted ceiling. This modern architectural aspect helps to really open up the space, flooding the room with natural light.

One wall is made entirely of bespoke book shelves, creating a quaint library feel.

living room with glass roof

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The traditional furnishings are sympathetic to the period roots of the house. Modern aspects, such as the glass staircase and vaulted glass ceiling reminds you of the refurbishments.


bedroom with white bedsheet and photo frame

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The rooms are spacious enough for double beds. The hexagonal accommodation does require thoughtful furniture placing to make the space work.

bedroom with double bed

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The rooms are spacious enough for double beds. The hexagonal accommodation does require thoughtful furniture placing to make the space work.


outdoor area with green lawn with trees and plants

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The tower boasts a viewing turret on the fifth floor. It's from here you can enjoy 360 degree views overlooking the landscaped gardens below, the surrounding city and out to sea.

This unique house is currently in the market with agents Savills, with an asking price of £595,000

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Could you see yourself living the high life in a converted water tower?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.