Built in 1956 on the outskirts of Braunschweig, this former water tower hasn’t been used as such for decades. In the 90s, this listed monument was transformed into a residential building. Now, following a recent renovation, the tower is being rented out as a holiday home for up to eight people.
Throughout its conversion, great emphasis was placed on adding a residential character while retaining the aesthetic of its original function as a water reservoir. The south side of the tower has been broken up. Large window openings flood the rooms with light and offer a wide view of the landscape. The upper floor is additionally illuminated by an encircling band of glass bricks and a roof lantern. The rooms are spread over four levels: on the ground floor there is a large kitchen with access to the terrace. On the first and second floor there are each two bedrooms and a bathroom. The living room is on the top floor, complete with a kitchenette, dining area and panoramic views to the Harz.
What to do
Hiking in the Harz, Autostadt / Movimentos in Wolfsburg, the Paläon Schöningen, the Braunschweiger Dom / Christmas Market.
Why we like this house
Unique architecture and rooms with beautiful views.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Lower Saxony, Braunschweig
Scenery: on the outskirts overlooking fields and meadows
Number of guests: up to 8 people in 4 double bedrooms
Architecture: Old & new
Completed: built in 1956, 1996 conversion to a residential building, since 2016 holiday apartment
Design: Thomas Wenzig, Gondesen + Wenzig Architekten, Braunschweig
Published: thespaces.com 9/2016