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 made of steel, concrete, glass and red brick was transformed into a residential building. Following a renovation, the tower is being rented out as a holiday home for up to eight people since 2016. Its appearance has changed somewhat with the energy renovation carried out in 2021: The red bricks of the facade are only visible on the ground floor.
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. Warm wood and colour accents provide a counterpoint to the concrete that dominates the space. 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.
This house is great for
Families, holidays with friends
|DE – Germany, Lower Saxony, Braunschweig
|on the outskirts overlooking fields and meadows
|Number of guests
|Max. 8 people
|built in 1956, 1996 conversion to a residential building, 2021 energy rehabilitation
|Thomas Wenzig, Gondesen + Wenzig Architekten, Braunschweig
|Listed building - new, Old & new
|1-8 (house/apartment), Garden, Hiking, Urban, No car needed
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