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Many of Britain's most unusual buildings have been transformed into showstopping homes, including medieval castles, oast houses, windmills and water towers.

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Hackney house with a hidden pub is among most popular homes of the year

Property fans browse everything from a mock-Georgian commuter village mansion to an E5 terrace house kitted out with its own pub-style snug.

Restored mill is now a family home for sale for the price of a London studio flat. Unique Homes For Sale, Unusual Homes, London Underground Stations, Unusual Buildings, Listed Building, Cinema Room, Seaside Towns, Water Tower, East Sussex

Landmark windmill home for sale for the price of a London studio flat

This converted windmill is now a four-bedroom home with unrivalled 360-degree views from the dome.

Tractor shed conversion wins House of the Year on Grand Designs How To Make Building, Building A House, Kevin Mccloud House, Grand Designs Houses, Larch Cladding, Hampshire House, Summer Cabins, Unusual Buildings, Ireland Homes

Inside the tractor shed conversion that won House of the Year

An ingeniously simple home built on a tight budget was crowned House of the Year 2019 on Grand Designs.

Top-secret RAF station for sale: derelict Scottish site instrumental in the D-Day landings has planning permission to be converted into ft house Log Home Plans, Barn Plans, Unusual Buildings, Metal Buildings, D Day Landings, Garage Apartment Plans, Plots For Sale, Metal Building Homes, Property Design

Secret WWII site for sale with permission to build the ultimate Bond villain lair

Overlooking Tantallon Castle, the clifftop property has spectacular views and potential to be turned into an awe-inspiring modern home.

A perfect Art Deco mansion untouched for 87 years is for sale Unusual Buildings, East Yorkshire, Art Deco Home, Unusual Homes, Seaside Towns, Water Tower, Medieval Castle, Southgate London, 1930s

A perfect Art Deco mansion untouched for 87 years is for sale

A virtually untouched Art Deco home, that was the height of luxury when it was built in the Thirties, is for sale for only the second time in its history — with most of its original interiors and furniture still intact. Cragg Hill, in the Yorkshire seaside town of Bridlington, was built in 1932 for the director of the Bridlington Steam Laundry, Mr Blackstone, a successful

The Old Court in Temple Cloud: former courthouse with jail cell bedrooms and prisoners' trapdoor for sale Scary Dreams, Log Burning Stoves, Jacuzzi Bath, Jail Cell, Sauna Room, Unusual Buildings, Spa Rooms, Unusual Homes, Round House

Courthouse for sale with jail cell bedrooms and prisoners' trapdoor

Three of the bedrooms within this sprawling Victorian Gothic building are converted jail cells — complete with original serving hatches.

Beachside escape: former Devon water mill close to beach comes with holiday cottage and stables prime for conversion Unusual Buildings, Water Mill, Unusual Homes, Water Tower, Medieval Castle, Stables, Windmill, Devon, Acre

This former Devon mill in 40 acres would make an ideal holiday-let business

Set within 40 acres of gardens, pasture and woodlands, the five-bedroom property features its own holiday cottage and outbuildings that can be converted into further holiday lets.

The No Man’s Fort was built off the coast of the Isle of Wight as protection for Portsmouth, England, in the late century. Now, the fortified structure is available for rent as a hotel or an entertainment venue. Great Places, Places To Visit, Amazing Places, Beautiful Places, Portsmouth England, Sweden House, Secret Escapes, Kingdom Of Great Britain, Unusual Homes

The 20 strangest home sales in Britain this year

From Scottish castles to imported Swiss chalets, here are the most extravagant, unique or just plain odd homes that went on sale this year.

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The miniature castle from most recent Grand Designs has been listed for sale

Spanish architect Jimmy Fernandez spent a year restoring a derelict 200-year-old folly into a contemporary family home full of character. Now the rare opportunity has arisen to own it.

Bright spot: historic lighthouse once lived in by the ‘patron saint’ of conservation for sale in Lincolnshire wilderness Unusual Buildings, Unusual Homes, Water Tower, Patron Saints, Medieval Castle, Windmill, Norfolk, Conservation, Wilderness

Historic lighthouse in England's 'last great wilderness' for sale

Sir Peter Scott – son of Scott of the Antarctic – kickstarted the global conservation movement from this small corner of Lincolnshire, dubbed “England’s last great wilderness”.

Live in a labour of love: miniature Buckinghamshire castle from the latest series of Grand Designs goes up for sale Larch Cladding, Unusual Buildings, Tower Building, Planning Permission, Unusual Homes, Grand Designs, Water Tower, Medieval Castle, Industrial House

The miniature castle from most recent Grand Designs has been listed for sale

Spanish architect Jimmy Fernandez spent a year restoring a derelict 200-year-old folly into a contemporary family home full of character. Now the rare opportunity has arisen to own it.

Inside a Swedish time capsule house unchanged since the Seventies Stuck in the Seventies: Swedish time capsule house – unchanged since 1977 – is a retro-design gem Usonian House, Terrace Building, 1970s House, Suburban House, Unique Tile, Unusual Buildings, Built In Furniture, Unusual Homes, Australian Homes

Inside a Swedish time capsule house unchanged since the Seventies

The three-bedroom property's earthy colour palette, bold wallpaper and brass pendant lamps haven't been changed since ABBA topped the charts with Knowing Me, Knowing You.

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A wacky 'anti-ageing’ house designed to keep occupants on their toes

The uneven floors, shocking colours and angled switches aim to stimulate the immune system and stop residents sinking into comfort and, eventually, death.

This could be the ultimate Grand Designs project. The World War One Haile Sands Fort off Humberston, Lincolnshire is up for auction with a guide of Under The Hammer, Unusual Buildings, Cost To Build, Unusual Homes, Grand Designs, World War One, Water Tower, Medieval Castle, Military History

WWI sea fort to go to auction for 10 times less than it cost to build

A unique chance to buy a piece of history presents itself when this WWI sea fortress goes to auction on November 1.

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Pioneering hilltop house built from stacked concrete for sale

Pritzker Prize-winning Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena is one of 16 architects designing concrete homes along a dramatic coastline in South America in a bid to promote innovation.

A Brutalist abode: Grand Designs couple build experimental 'concrete bunker house' in homage to skateparks Grand Designs Uk, Grand Designs Houses, Modern Architecture House, Modern House Design, Architecture Design, Futuristic Architecture, Modern Houses, Concrete Houses, Concrete Building

Former skateboarder builds Grand Designs house entirely from concrete

Dad-of-three Adrian Corrigall fell in love with concrete as a teenager. Now he's sharing his passion with his family - by building them a home made entirely from the cold hard grey stuff.