I simply love houses with turrets.
This might be a
Either way, are -for me- one of the most charming features a house can have.
They look great viewed from the outside, and they create unique spaces that can be turned into anything from unusual office and charming
And if you think that turrets only appear on
And now, without any further ado, have fun exploring!
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Let’s start this with the quintessential modern interpretation of a classic castle.
The turret itself is located
This ultra modern house is located in Brookwood in Upwey, Dorset and has been designed by architect Hakim Khennouchi in 2000.
Hampton Hill Villa
This lovely house is a rather unusual Victorian “gentleman’s villa” and has been built in 1876 and has admirably stood up to the test of time.
The square turret boasts balconies on the middle level and offers a great view out of the windows on the topmost floor.
This modern castle is located just around the corner of the twin cities area of Minneapolis-St
This beautiful mansion is located in Hampstead Village in London and not only comes with a titillating history, but also combines the classic and the modern in the stunning way we are used to in all things London.
Cat Mountain Residence
I’m guessing this Texas home would not instantaneously register as having a turret with you, am I right? But it does!
This modern home with an
In this case, the slightly offset tower with its large glass fronts seamlessly fits into the overall house design while still retaining the original charm of a turret as a somewhat separate architectural feature.
It is quite
It is a stunning, showy piece of architecture that boasts large
I’m sure this home design is not for everyone, but it is something special and definitely deserves a nod of acknowledgment from me.
Everything is slightly different in Down Under, and so it should not surprise you that they, too, do turrets with a twist.
This multi-textured modern home located in Perth is a great example for understated looks and the subtle use of turrets. The stone block above the front door does not spring out at the viewer as a turret, but it is one nevertheless.
This turret design is a cunning combination of materials, shapes, and the unique roof nearly, but not really covering it, and is a perfect example of the modern turret.
Mediterranean in Florida
At first glance you wouldn’t believe that this Mediterranean villa is located in Florida, but it is!
True to the prevailing style of the Mediterranean this house is striking with its light stone walls, the dark roof and shutters, and the large windows. What makes it even more striking is the circular turret in the middle of the building that houses not only the inviting,
For those of you living near the seafront, seeing a lighthouse might be a common occurrence. But I’d bet that seeing a lighthouse raising out of the middle of a house
This lovely, cheerful house design would be striking all on its own, but with the lighthouse shaped turret, complete with a Captain’s walk, it really is something else.
Just imagine the joy of having your bedroom in this
The design of this stone lodge conjures up images of charmed buildings appearing out of nowhere in the middle of enchanted forests.
Even with its noticeably modern features, like the large garage door, this house appears old in the best sense of the word.
The circular turret reminds of medieval castles with its tall, narrow windows that could have been
No, not that White House, though one could argue, that the one in Washington, too, boasts a kind of turret.
This white house is a great example
Montana Ski Chalet
This ski chalet from Montana really is something else design-wise.
Not only is the wood construction simply perfect for a “mountain and snow” setting, it also serves to enhance the “
This Canadian cabin boasts a great design that allows the house to seamlessly blend in with the nature surrounding it. The wooden walls and balconies fit perfectly with the woods in the back of the property, and the green roof makes it “disappear” in the lush meadow when viewed from a distance.
The turret, in this case, appears a bit set apart from the main house in style of a bird’s nest perched atop the property, which makes it perfect for use as secluded haven or for undisturbed working in the home office.
I might just betray my age now by saying that I still vividly remember taking photos with my analogue camera.
If you can too, you may be struck by this house design just as much as I was when I first saw it: the house, including the turret, vividly reminds me of a roll of film, an image that is enhanced by the square holes in the upper end of the outer wall.
Round And Round
This modern house is special in that there are few homes that have a round (or oval) floor space. And since this kind of uniqueness obviously is not enough of a unique characteristic in itself for the owners, they added another circular turret.
Sometimes, going big really does add up, as it does in this case. The combination of rounded house front without any corners, and the tubular
This Victorian mansion could be located anywhere from the British to the Russian countryside, and everywhere
With its gold and red
This notion is further underscored by the various round and angular turrets that rise both out of the corners and the roof.
It’s a stunning design that is just wonderful to look at.
Located in Nova Scotia, Canada, the Annapolis Royal
The turret, located at the right corner, sits proudly over the entrance part of the front porch and adds a
This turreted house from Australia shows that a turret does not need to be an enclosed space, if the weather allows for it.
In this case, the wooden, rectangular turret is located smack in the middle of the house, or rather, the roof of the front part of the home, and looks like an open gazebo has been put up there.
This kind of turret offers a unique open outdoor space, and comes with the best of views to be had.
This classic Baronial style country house located less than 30 miles away from Edinburgh is one of the best examples what a true turreted house used to look like.
The comparatively small turret perfectly fits in with the glorious red brick facade, and completes the overall style without drawing the eye away from the overall grandeur of the mansion.
This Mediterranean-style mansion shows that a turret does not necessarily always have to be a “real” room.
In this case, the turret placed on top of the garage is purely decorative, and doesn’t serve as a bedroom, office, observatory, or whatever else you can find in a typical turret.
But a turret without obvious use is still a turret – and it still looks great in the overall house design!