This Water Tower Stood Empty For Decades, Until A Rich Man Transforms It Into Luxury Apartment

In a small village in Belgium, there was a lonely old water tower that nobody really paid much attention to. That is, until one man saw its potential and decided to completely renovate it and turn it into a dream home. The exterior was completely restored, and the interior... well, let’s just say you’ve got to see the pictures to appreciate it.

The tower is located in the small Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel. It stands at 100 feet (30 meters) in height, and was originally built somewhere between 1938 and 1941.

For the last few decades, it stood empty and largely forgotten. In 2007, however, a local businessman (Patrick Mets) hired Brussels-based architecture firm Bham Design Studio to bring new life to the tower. Looking at this room, we’d say mission accomplished.

It really is gorgeous.

What an inviting space.

There’s so much attention to detail everywhere, like the cat’s little area.

How cute is that?

There’s a gorgeous spiral staircase that takes you to the upstairs.


What really makes the home so unique (you know, apart from being a water tower) is all the high-tech features installed.

The home features movable projectors, as well as an advanced home automation system to allow you to you control all aspects of the house.

For instance, the color of the lights...

… Or the temperature, for individual parts of the home.


This cat is clearly quite happy in the water tower home, and, really, who wouldn’t be?

The best part of it all, though, is where the stairs lead.

Just a little further.

Upon arrival at the top floor, the terrace is just a tiny bit further.

This is the real prize feature of the home. A beautiful, 360-degree panoramic view of the Belgian countryside.

I’m so incredibly jealous. I want to move in, now.

Who would ever guess that there’s a masterpiece hiding away in a water tower like that? I’m in love with the idea, though. What a great way to repurpose that space. This makes me want a water tower home of my own. I’ll even take one that still has water in it!

Image Credit: Andreas Meichsner, Jasmine Van Hevel, Mauro Brigham and Olivier Papegnies

Credit: Bham Design Studio | ViralNova

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