Just half an hour from Stockholm, this old water tower has been converted into a stylish family home. A truly unique building with original details and the most amazing 360-degree view of the Swedish archipelago! Welcome to the water tower in Vaxholm.
Old water tower converted into a unique family home
Living in a water tower from 1923 demanded a rather expensive transformation. The original charm of the water tower has been preserved while modern amenities ensure that it is also a fully functioning family home. The 270 square meter living space includes a kitchen, four bathrooms, four bedrooms and generous living areas. At the top of the tower, you will find the sauna which probably has the most spectacular view of any Swedish sauna! In addition to existing features, the water tower also offers exciting opportunities for the next owner: what about converting the old water tank into a pool – and creating a creative studio with skylights in the floor above?
Classic architecture that became a landmark
Elevated water storage has existed since ancient times in various forms and designs. Many early water towers are now considered historically significant and have been included in various heritage listings around the world. In New York, the view of an original water tank is part of the iconic skyline – and could even increase the value of an apartment!
The water tower in Vaxholm was designed by Cyrillus Johansson in 1923 with a classic and simple architecture including bricks and copper. Due to a height of 33 meters above sea level, the tower is a significant landmark in the area.
- Location: Vaxholm, Sweden
- Architect: Cyrillus Johansson
- Built-in 1923
- Living space: 270 m2 + 100 m2
- Kitchen, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, sauna with a view and generous living space
- 40 m2 garage
- 200 m3 water tank (cistern) made of reinforced concrete
- Copper roof
- Potential to convert the old water tank into a pool
The water tower in Vaxholm is currently for sale at Christie’s Residence for 19,750,000 SEK – that is $2,056,000 USD.
More images of the converted water tower in Vaxholm, Sweden
Photo credit: “Residence Christie’s”