From water tank to trendy penthouse apartment

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This one-bedroom penthouse is with its 61 m2 (657 ft2) one the larger homes on Living in a shoebox, but it has some lovely space-saving features, that you don’t want to miss. The apartment has been converted from the former water tank on top of Keeling House, one of London’s finest Modernist residential buildings.

water-tank-apartment-modern-house-23The open-plan reception and kitchen occupies the 17thfloor, with full-height glazing on both sides looking east and west. This is partly frosted and partly louvered for planning reasons, providing remarkable framed views of the surrounding city.

water-tank-apartment-modern-house-25The aesthetic is deliberately functionalist, with walls and ceilings made from OSB, and micro-cement polished concrete flooring.

water-tank-apartment-modern-house-1The German flat-pack kitchen continues this narrative.

water-tank-apartment-modern-house-20water-tank-apartment-modern-house-11The bedroom is on the 18th floor, containing a raised OSB bed with a child’s bed beneath and built-in stepped storage alongside. It faces east so that you can lie in bed and watch the sunrise, and there is an opening rooflight above for stargazing.

water-tank-apartment-modern-house-12 water-tank-apartment-modern-house-13 Built-in storage in the staircase leading up to the bed

water-tank-apartment-modern-house-15 water-tank-apartment-modern-house-16The bathroom is on the western side and enjoys the sunsets. A freestanding Italian square bath doubles as a shower, with a vertically sliding tap.

water-tank-2water-tank-penthouseThe apartment is being marketed by The Modern House and can be yours for £550,000 (approx. $714,000).