The Real Deal New York

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

 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

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

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

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

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