This extraordinary 19th-century Lymm Water Tower, as featured on Grand Designs and branded one of Kevin McCloud's favourite projects, has gone on sale for the very first time. The Cheshire property, with desirable views across the Derbyshire Peak District, was converted by television presenter Russell Harris into a state-of-the-art family home almost 20 years ago.
The highly unusual five-bedroom family home includes a 90ft stone tower with a spiral staircase along with five different floors. There is a master room, cinema room and guest suite located in the tower, whilst on the top floor there's an impressive roof garden, hot tub, gym and sauna.
With a layout designed 'to follow the sun,' the carefully-considered breakfast area overlooks the pond, so it is perfectly positioned to watch the sunrise. "We've put a lot of love into this place," says Russell Harris, "in fact it's become our obsession. We committed everything we had to it." Luckily, the family were fortunate enough to make a healthy income from the building, with telecommunications masts hidden in the turrets, which are rented by the likes of Vodafone and EE for around £50,000 a year.
However, after twelve years of enjoying life in their impressive abode, it's time for the Harris's to embark on their next adventure, with Russell explaining it would make the perfect home for "a self-made entrepreneur looking for something a little bit special."
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