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.
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.
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.