This tower in the UK was transformed by London-based studio De Matos Ryan into a modern family home. Located in Glouchestershire, a county in South West England, UK, The Round Tower is said to be a Grade II Listed folly, which had been neglected over the years and reduced to ruin. Here is more from the architects: “The design approach maintains the open relationship with the surrounding agricultural landscape by developing a discreet and substantial underground extension to the tower. This underground extension provides the main open plan living spaces and is lit by both a central open sunken courtyard and a lateral landscape scoop concealing the new swimming pool and associated sun terraces from public view. The tower remains clearly the dominant structure, providing the front door to the 4 bedroom family house and the means of vertical circulation.”
Located on the highest part of a hill, the tower also provides lovely panoramic views of the neighboring picturesque village.