From a derelict country folly to a renovated windmill or water tower, the power of living in a tower is the unique character of such a quirky and special building. Outstanding views from the top, one-off features, odd shaped rooms and, of course many stairs, living in a tower is a special experience. They can be a unique dream home; a property with the promise of intriguing interior design and quirky character features. You can even turn your tower into a luxury property with all the benefits of an outstanding contemporary home.
Here are some of A Passion for Homes’ favourite tower properties on the market at the moment, for all you Rapunzals out there!
Leek Water Tower is a truly outstanding Grade II listed five bedroom property, with multiple unique features. Arguably the most impressive is the 360 degree panoramic views from the top, but this magnificent property is bursting with character. Built in 1897 and converted into a successful holiday-let business by the current owners, accommodation is spread over 8 floors, so you’d better by fit! An octagonal lounge, a games room, a characterful bathroom and beautiful contemporary kitchen all add to the splendor of this charming building.
FOR SALE BY AUCTION ON Wed, 10 Jun 2015 by Auction House, Stoke on Trent. More details here.
Binn Hill Tower
If you want more of a tower renovation project, then Binn Hill Tower near Perth is worth considering. For all the romantics out there, imagine a candle-lit dinner on the roof terrace of your own tower, with the stunning views of Carse of Gowrie and the River Tay as your backdrop…!
Reality check – it is a TOTAL wreck, bless it! No utilities, floors missing and even no roof in places, but for the amazing price of just £28,000 it could be yours. Here are more details from Gumtree (yes, you can buy a tower on Gumtree!).
Built for the 14th Lord Gray of Kinfauns in 1815 as an observatory and romantic feature to enhance the dramatic landscape, it is now neglected and decaying. In fact if you go to view the tower, it is made very clear that you enter at your own risk. Gulp! Could you save it?
Finally, here is our pick of more habitable towers for sale at the moment.
The Windmill in Warwickshire.
This listed landmark near Harbury is believed to have been built in the early 19th century and boasts outstanding views of the gorgeous county of Warwickshire. Beautifully restored over many years by the current owners, it is a special building bursting with character and charm. Arranged over 6 floors, the property includes stone feature walls, stepped archways, the mill room, and 3-4 bedrooms. For sale with Reeds Rains
The Water Tower, Bournmouth Gardens
So, if budget is preventing you from owning a complete tower or renovating a wreck, then the coolest option is an apartment within a converted tower, such as the stunning Water Tower, Bournemouth Gardens.
A number of apartments are for sale in the block at the moment, giving you a chance to own and live in this characterful Grade II listed building. Light, space, and charm (loving the arched windows!), it’s a Repunzal moment without the drama and need to grow your hair! On sale with Lovett Estate Agents.
Which tower gives you the most power?!
We are still in love with Binn Hill Tower and checking all piggy banks and behind all sofas for any cash to add to our Save Binn Hill fund – #dreamingofarapunzelmoment!
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