This Is What Happens When A Rich Guy Buys A Water Tower From 1938. It's Ridiculously Awesome.
DECEMBER 20, 2013
So there was a water tower in a small Belgian village that no one paid much attention to. That is, until a businessman decided to convert it into the dream home I had no idea I wanted. The entire exterior was restored to its original state and the inside, well... the photos speak for themselves.
This place is incredible. Not only visually but the high tech features and, most of all, that awesome view.
This 100ft (30 meters) water tower located in the small Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel was originally built between 1938 and 1941.
It stood empty for most of the last decades, until local businessman Patrick Mets hired Brussels based architecture firm Bham Design Studio in 2007 to convert the former water tower into an amazing family home. Just look at this room.
Even the cat's lair was given special attention.
No dogs allowed apparently.
The gorgeous spiral staircase goes upstairs.
Aside from the large glass window panes and being built in an old water tower, what makes this home so unique is its high-tech features.
There are movable projectors and an advanced domotics system that lets you control every aspect of the home.
From the color of the lights...
...to the temperature in each part of the home.
Kitty approves of his water tower home.
The real prize of this place is where these stairs lead.
Way up high.
Once you're on the top floor, you get closer to the epic terrace.
That beautiful view makes this place one in a billion. You get a 360 degree panoramic view of everything.
I want to live here. Right now.
I would never guess such a masterpiece would be in something like a water tower...but I'm in love. I want to live in a tower tower, even if that means one with water still in it. I'll manage.