We’ve looked at unusual van conversions before, and that’s great. However, some of the most interesting buildings have also been converted beyond recognition. This blog examines some of the most awe inspiring and beautiful conversions, from churches to shipping containers.

Many people nowadays are taken with the idea of building their own home – but actually, some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring buildings are the ones that take an existing building and give it a new lease of life. In between conducting our house removals York, we like to keep tabs on the world of conversions – here are some of the most impressive.


This amazing water-tower-turned-house looks as if Rapunzel is going to throw her hair out of a window at any minute! The building was originally created as a water tower serving the Suffolk region, built back in 1923 with mock-Tudor and Jacobean styles. It’s been a beautiful family home since the late 1970s, with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a total of 68 steps to climb – we’d hate to have been the removals company York on this particular job!


This beautiful conversion breathed new life into an old warehouse in an industrial area. The rusty beams and paint-chipped bricks certainly didn’t look like much before, but with a little vision and a lot of elbow grease, it’s been transformed into this combined residence and office space. Many of the old features remain, but it’s been thoroughly updated and is fantastically modern.


Churches are a popular type of building to renovate – they often have some beautiful period features and are structurally sound. This particular conversion in Knightsbridge has totally modernised the interior of the church, turning it from a vast chamber of worship into a cosy and comfortable family home, with a real touch of luxury.


This cushy home was once a pump house in Yorkshire – and now it’s a bona fide bachelor pad! With three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two huge reception areas, this spacious property retains much of its old charm but is still very contemporary.


Grain silos are a popular feature of the countryside, and some clever designers have come up with the great idea of turning them into homes and apartment pods. One silo has even been converted into a B&B! From one-bedroom loft apartments to fully functioning three-bed homes, the scale of the silo is the only barrier to creativity here.

Planning a ‘grand design’ of your own and need help with the removals? Our York man and van services can help make the process simple and budget-friendly, so you can get on with your dream home! 


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