October 19, 2010


How cool is this? It’s called Golden Hill Fort and is on the Isle of Wight in England.
FortHomeThis Victorian fort was built to counter possible attack from across the channel (aka France) but has now been converted into 18 luxury houses priced from £375,000 to £1m.  There is a communal garden on the top of the fort, with views across countryside to the Solent. The houses will have a very long leasehold - expected to be 999 years.fort beforeAmazingly, the building was converted into an industrial area and used until the 1980s, and then was abandoned.


  1. I am enjoying your blog ;) I just read through all your UK posts

    XO Laura

  2. Stunning! And a beautiful use for the fort. Love the rooftop garden! Can't believe it was used for industry and then abandoned! Congrats to the developers for finding a beautiful use for this amazing structure!

  3. Wow! would love to see the layout of the houses. It would have to have 3 homes per section so it would wonderful to see how they did this.

    Too bad the lease is only 999 years though. (lol)

  4. Wow! you really get a perspective of the size of it when you look at the second picture and see the large moving van/truck inside the center! Very cool.
    PS. I am loving your blog too! I have added you to my blogroll.

  5. i'm so spoiled...where's the link??!

  6. Thank you for sharing this.....I had so much fun looking at every single floor plan and deciding which one is my favourite (#18)!


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