Lymm Water Tower

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Lymm Water Tower, Tower Lane, Lymm

The 19th-century Lymm Water Tower, which featured in a Grand Designs special listing Kevin McCloud’s favourite 100 projects, was converted by television presenter Russell Harris into a contemporary family home nearly 20 years ago.

Agency Narrative: Offering 6127 square feet of luxury living accommodation; Lymm Water Tower is a celebrated and unique home that has won numerous awards following its renovation by the current owners, including The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award.

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Lymm Water Tower, Tower Lane, Lymm, Cheshire

Designed by one of Britain’s leading architectural practices, the wrap-around extension follows the shape of the octagonal tower, making allowances for the mature trees which surround the site. The Water Tower has been finished to the highest of standards with seamless white resin flooring, a Poggenpohl kitchen and an award-winning lighting design by celebrated lighting designer Kate Wilkins.

Changes of level in the open plan living area have been used to create defined spaces, whilst enhancing the minimalist look. The arrangement of rooms on the ground floor ensures they receive maximum exposure to daylight, as the sun tracks from one side of the tower to the other.

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Lymm Water Tower, Panoramic Tower Rooftop Deck

Annual Income: A number of mobile phone operators lease a small area at the top of the tower, currently generating an income of circa £45,000 per annum.

Lymm Water Tower is situated just a few minutes from Lymm village centre which has an array of day to day facilities including local shops, restaurants and banks. The local schools have excellent reputations and further information on Lymm village can be found on

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Lymm Water Tower – Koi Pond Entrance

The larger nearby centres of Knutsford, Warrington, Hale and Altrincham offer further shopping facilities and the Northwest motorway network is close to hand at either junction 20 of the M6, junction 9 of the M56 and Manchester international airport is just 11 miles away.

The property is accessed via electric oak gates onto a gravelled driveway with ample parking and a car port. There is a delightful breakfast terrace adjacent to the Japanese Koi pond which catches the earliest of the morning sun. The rear garden is lawned with good sized paved area overlooking the open countryside; making it a perfect spot for alfresco dining.

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Lymm Water Tower – Splendid Blended. New and Old Architecture

The roof garden is an exceptional feature being 70 foot high and offering the most tremendous, panoramic views of Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and North Wales.

The 19th-century Lymm Water Tower, which featured in a Grand Designs special listing Kevin McCloud’s favourite 100 projects, was converted by television presenter Russell Harris into a contemporary family home nearly 20 years ago.

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Lymm Water Tower – Contemporary Living Area & Sublime Views

Sitting on a hill in Cheshire, with views that stretch to the Derbyshire Peak District, the five-bedroom family home has two distinct elements. The original 90ft stone tower with a spiral staircase comprises five floors, each around 600sq ft. The master bedroom, cinema room (which doubles up as a music room and study) and guest suite are all in the tower, and on the top floor is a roof garden, hot tub, gym and sauna.

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Lymm Water Tower – Unique Interior Design

Wrapped around the base is a curved, sleek white structure, with floor-to-ceiling windows which houses the main living quarters, including three more bedrooms and the family bathroom. There are two open-plan reception rooms, a dining room and a kitchen on the ground floor.

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Lymm Water Tower – Picturesque Setting

The layout is designed to follow the sun. The breakfast area, overlooking the Japanese Coi Pond, is perfectly placed to watch the sunrise. “We’ve put a lot of love into this place,” says Russell Harris, 58. “In fact it became our obsession.” He had admired the water tower for years as he passed by it while walking his dog, so when the water board put it on the market in 1997 he impulsively put in a bid – for £138,000. “BT were already using it as a phone mast so other bidders saw it as an investment rather than a home,” says Harris. “We weren’t expecting to win.”

Address: Lymm Water Tower, Tower Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0BD

Guide: £2,500,000

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