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The wildest residential conversions from around the globe

From Nazi bunkers to cement factories, check out the photos after the jump

July 27, 2014 01:00PM

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Residential conversions

Residential conversions

WEEKENDEDITION In residential inventory starved New York City almost anything from a church to a shipping container can become a home. But some residential conversions are more spectacular than others. Here is a look at some of the best from around the world via Buzzbuzzhome.

Water Tower

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Back in 2008, Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce snapped up a 99-foot tall water tower in London for roughly $674,035. But they spent much more money converting it into the nine-story luxury home.

Cement factory

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In Sant Just Desvern, Spain, architect Ricardo Bofill transformed an abandoned cement factory into a stunning home and office for his design firm Taller de Arquitectura in the 1970s.

Nazi bunker

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This concrete structure was built in 1942 as a Nazi air raid shelter. Today it is the Berlin penthouse of art collector Christian Boros, whose private collection is stored and exhibited deep inside the building.

Clock Tower

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Every New York City real estate nerd knows this palatial Dumbo penthouse. The three-story apartment was originally a 99-year-old cardboard box factory and clock tower. And despite lots of celebrity interest and press, the home is still on the market for $18 million. [Buzzbuzzhome]Christopher Cameron

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