Why settle for a basic oceanfront home when you can live in a water tower?

A water tower bordering Sunset Beach and Seal Beach in California has been converted into a private oceanfront home and is now on the market for $4.95 million.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom property was first turned into a private home decades ago but was only renovated and remodeled in the last four years.

Spanning 2,828 square feet, the home is made up of four levels with a wraparound deck for panoramic beach and mountain views. It even includes hidden rooms.

Initially built in the 1800s to service steam engine railroad cars, the once-functioning water tower has become a Southern California attraction.

An aerial view of the water tower.
An aerial view of the water tower.
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The exterior view of the water tower.
The exterior close-up view of the water tower.
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Up the stairs you will find His and Hers Master Bedroom each with a panoramic windows displaying the vast Pacific Ocean .
Up the stairs, you will find a master bedroom, each with panoramic windows displaying the vast Pacific Ocean.
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The master bedroom.
The master bedroom.
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A hot tub.
A hot tub.
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The tower was once used as a 75,000-gallon tank that held more than 300 tons of water. But by the 1970s, the tank sat empty.

It was then sold in 1984 to a pair of investors who designed it into a house, saving it from being demolished. 

In 2016, another pair of investors purchased the home for $1.5 million and professionally restored it. 

Follow the custom spiral staircase made of imported oak and you will reach the indescribable rotunda which is completely encircled with large glass windows which open out to welcome the fine ocean breeze.
Follow the custom spiral staircase made of imported oak and you will reach the indescribable rotunda which is completely encircled with large glass windows that open out to welcome the fine ocean breeze.
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The first stop on the elevator goes is the second floor deck with a jacuzzi and seating area perfect for watching the sunrise with coffee or at sunset with a glass of wine.
The first stop the elevator goes to is the second floor deck with a Jacuzzi and seating area perfect for watching the sunrise with coffee or at sunset with a glass of wine.
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The fine wood floor is emblazed with a compass to guide you around the 360 degree view as you lookout on all of southern California.
A bottom view of the stained-glass rotunda.
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Once entering the home , a skylights will guide you past a water fountain to a bedroom with loft, a dedicated washroom and the Barrels and Burlap bathroom which pays tribute to the homes origin.
Once entering the home, skylights will guide you past a water fountain to a bedroom with loft, a dedicated washroom and the Barrels and Burlap bathroom which pays tribute to the home’s origin.
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Another bedroom.
Another bedroom.
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The ground floor holds two garages with a storage room and aboveground space. Upon entering the home skylights will guide you past a water fountain to a bedroom with a loft. 

Built with an elevator, the second floor boasts an expansive deck with a Jacuzzi and seating area. The third floor features the kitchen, a pirate-themed bedroom and the wraparound deck. 

The final floor boasts a master bedroom, with an expansive bathroom that features sunken showers and stained glass windows. From there, a spiral case made of imported oak will lead you to the rotunda, which is encircled with stained-glass windows and 360-degree views of SoCal. 

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