Patrick Mets is an architect who has always had a fascination with older industrial buildings. Water towers were also an object of his fancy. When he was a young man growing up in Belgium, he would take a closer look at the water towers that were located in the countryside and dream of living inside one. It may have taken a few years but Patrick has finally been able to live out his fantasy.
The home that he has been able to craft for himself inside of the water tower is one of the most spellbinding things that we have ever seen. While most of us would not think of a water tower as being an awesome piece to live, Patrick is turning that perception on its ear once and for all. He and his partner Valerie have finally found the perfect location.
It took them a while to find the water tower that was just right for them, though. The tower that finally caught their eyes is located just outside of the city of Brussels. Much like any other couple that spends a great deal of time looking for the proper home, they knew that they had found “the one” as soon as they saw it for the first time.
When you know, you know. The water tower was structurally sound from an exterior standpoint but it still needed a sizable amount of work on the inside. Before he could do the necessary work on the home, he would need to receive the proper permits from the city. The process took seven years to complete before Patrick could begin the building stage in earnest.
He then decided that he wanted to maintain as much of the original building as possible. After spending roughly $2 million dollars and untold hours of time, Patrick’s dream home was finally complete. The place has since been named the “water castle”. The aesthetic is modern and Patrick received assistance from Mauro Bingham, a designer who specializes these themes.
Thanks to the windows that have been installed, Patrick is able to take in astonishing 360 degree views of the countryside. He and his wife lived at the tower for a few years before deciding to depart. They now reside in an area that is closer to where their daughter attends school. Those who wish to rent out the tower in the clip below for special occasions are now able to do so.