When it comes to unusual homes, this converted water tank is hard to beat – especially as it sits on top of a 16-storey brutalist landmark in London’s east end.
Architect Brian Heron converted a disused concrete water tank on top of Bethnal Green’s Grade II* listed Keeling House into a unique one-bedroom duplex.
Plywood cladding made way for full-height glazed screens with sandblasted glass louvres to provide privacy for the compact London property, while also giving views across the city’s skyline.
Concrete walls, floors and ceilings are insulated, and the interiors finished with oriented strand board (OSB). Though small at just 653 sq ft, there’s plenty of built-in storage to maximise every last inch, especially in the bedroom, which also has a skylight above the bed for star-gazing.
Aucoot is marketing the award-winning home for £585,000.
Keeling House was the first brutalist high rise listed in the UK. The iconic modernist building was completed in 1957 by Denys Lasdun, who eschewed the typical slab block design in favour of a winged plan. Four blocks fan out from a central service tower with the water tower crowning the building.