Spitbank Fort

Set in the Solent, a historically important strait separating the Isle of Wight from the Great Britain mainland, Spitbank Fort is a Victorian sea fort built on a circular base 50m in diameter. Now it's converted to a small hotel.

The Round Tower

The Round Tower is a listed medieval structure restored and turned into a residence located in Glouchestershire, England.

Lofty prospects

Adaptive reuse often has to make the best of a bad situation, taking ill-shaped structures into workable residences … but in this case, the form of this 100-foot-tall Belgian water tower turned out to be the perfect basis for a brilliant seven-story house.

Watch the clock

This one had been around the internets a few times already, but where if not here would you find one of the coolest lofts in NY. This striking triplex penthouse in a clock tower overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbor has gone on the market for $25 million.

If only for the view…

Right in the historic heart of Budapest, Hungary lies this old building. The Anker Palace, as it's called was originally the headquarters of Austrian insurers Der Anker. Built in 1910, it's actually two buildings with a narrow street in between. This building houses an exceptional loft: it has the industrial look, the bare beams, even a tower. But when you step outside, you find yourself not in an industrial area, but right in the middle of the city.