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Enjoy the View in This Unique ‘House in the Clouds’

This unique English home was built to hide a community eyesore.

There’s an adorably quirky rental home in Suffolk, England that stands high above all the others in the neighborhood. What’s the story behind this towering landmark?

Geograph.org.uk
Geograph.org.uk

Back in 1923, the community of Thorpeness needed to build a water tower but didn’t want it to be an eyesore. An architect was brought in to design a cottage that fit in perfectly with the neighborhood.

The cozy coastal home hides a 70-foot-tall tower with a tank that holds up to 50,000 gallons of water. The architect designed the building around the tank so there was still ample living space for whoever chose to stay in the unique home.

Flickr/Martin Pettitt
Flickr/Martin Pettitt

Years past, technology evolved and Thorpeness no longer needed the water tower. Now, the “House in the Clouds” lives on as a vacation rental. That’s right, you can stay in a piece of Suffolk history.

House in the Clouds
House in the Clouds

The home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and a game room. The only setback is that you have to climb five flights of stairs to get to it. Once you do, you can enjoy the best view in town.

House in the Clouds
House in the Clouds
House in the Clouds
House in the Clouds

If you want to find out more or book your own stay in the House in the Clouds, visit their website.

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Enjoy the View in This Unique ‘House in the Clouds’