How to Napoleon-proof your home:
convert a Martello tower

Owner and designer Duncan Jackson worked with Piercy Conner Architects

to make this ancient defense tower into a home of the 21st century.

Twelve-foot-thick walls enclose what is now a contemporary home

with light tubes that bring daylighting into the depths of the spaces.

Transforming such a formidable building into a livable home was no easy task.


The hard work of these designers was recognized with

Britain’s prestigious RIBA award in 2010

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