As industrial parts of cities are being transformed into living neighborhoods, there is a bright future for buildings that served as factories, warehouses. Just as it happened with a landmark Victorian-era water tower in central London.
I've found this extraordinary home while looking for inspiration - well, here it is! Designed as if it were a love-child of a Finnish sauna, a Volvo and a UFO, this house is designed by the French company, Domespace.
The Loft is a stunning Amsterdam apartment on the fifth floor of the building Cristofori on the Prinsengracht, where each object is meticulously aligned. From exclusive designer furniture and vintage accessories to the plants in their pots and even the books on the bedside table - everything is chosen with care and is also for sale.
And right in the heart of the action is Lafayette Street, a truly extraordinary home. Built in 1905 and retaining many original features, this home offers acres of space and a vibe that’s exotic yet New York through and through.
The Lime Works, on the outskirts of Faversham, is a conversion of two water towers, made into an art deco-inspired contemporary home. The building was built in the early 1930s and was a functioning water softening plant until 1942.
Houseboat conversions are getting more frequent around here, but a completely new build is quite rare: Thesayboat houseboat is owned and designed by Marek Ridky of the Czech Republic. A fashionable exterior features rounded edges and smooth teak sides and deck outlined with shiny metal hardware and a classy splash of red on the underside. Generously sized rooms and modern details throughout, this is not your typical nautical experience.