A MAN has transformed a concrete water tower into a spectacular £1million four-bedroom mansion in two years.
Rob Hunt spent two-and-a-half years on the incredible conversion of the 80-year-old derelict concrete tank into an eye-catching property at Clovelly Cross in Bideford, Devon.
In one of the UK’s most ambitious home renovation projects Rob transformed the abandoned concrete water tower into a million pound luxury home.
Purchased late in 2019 the redundant 1940s water tower was turned into a luxurious four-bedroom family home with large windows and underfloor heating to keep the property warm and comfortable all year round.
He said: “I haven’t done anything like this before.
“I used to have a couple of rentals and done the odd house renovation but all pretty standard stuff.
“I found the water tower scrolling through Zoopla.
“I always wanted to do something different – it was just pot luck it was within 20 miles of me and with the scope to do something really special with.”
Living on his own on site in a second-hand caravan Rob spent weeks alone cutting through 10 inch thick reinforced concrete before bringing in a builder friend to help.
He is planning to sell the property next summer.
The renovation will feature on Derelict Rescue a new TV show at 8pm on October 31 on HGTV, Freeview 44, Sky 158, Virgin 286.
Earlier this month, The Sun told how a tech millionaire was splashing a whopping £5m to do up a derelict property he brought from a council for just £350,000.
John Collison, 32, the founder of software firm Stripe promised to make Millbrook House, in Co Laois, Ireland, a “spectacular home” to be used for close family and friends visiting from across the world.
John had already purchased Abbeyleix House, a mansion next door, for £10million (€11.5m) last year.
Bid files revealed he plans to commit £5m (€6m) towards a “complete renovation and restoration”.
He said the gaff needed to dry out so safe access could be provided to carry out surveys to ensure an “historically accurate” build.
And his bid said because of renovation of the adjoining property on the Abbeyleix estate, they had skilled workers ready to tackle Millbrook House without “extensive delays” that might otherwise occur.