What do you do when you’re pretty rich and you love water towers ? You find an empty, unused one and convert it into a home, of course. At least, that’s what Patrick Mets did, a businessman from Belgium that purchased a water tower located in the village of Steenokkerzeel and hired the team from Bham Design Studio for turning the 30 meter tower into a comfortable and welcoming residence for his family.
The water tower was built between 1938 and 1941 and was transformed in 2007 into a lovely and unique home. The interior is dominated by a black and white color palette and looks spacious due to the tall windows that allow a sufficient amount of natural light to enter and enhance the living spaces. A spiral staircase offers access to the levels and is probably the most stylish and intriguing element of the home, which is defined by a minimalist design. Being a big cat-lover, I also enjoy the kitty’s lair very much, which has a funny opening that lets us know about who’s the occupant.