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P155- UK - The House in the Clouds at Thorpeness

The House in the Clouds is an unusual house which was originally a water tower built in 1923, Thorpeness, Suffolk, UK

Thorpeness is a village in the county of Suffolk, England. It is part of the parish of Aldringham cum Thorpe and is within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

Nowadays, Thorpeness is a quiet village of about 400 people in the winter, yet swelling to over 1600 people in the summer, as it is still mainly a holiday village, with the highlight being a regatta on the Meare at the end of August and a huge fireworks display. It is a popular day trippers' destination with its beach and meare, many amenities and sights such as 'The House in the Clouds'. The Ogilvies still have a strong presence in the village and many of the families coming there for their holidays, have been doing so for generations. Also many of the families of the craftsmen, who helped build the village, are still there such as the Staff family. However, due to its seasonal population and its bizarre history, it has also been voted into the book 'The Hundred Worst places to live in Britain' and voted as the 'Weirdest Village in England' by 'Bizarre' magazine in 2003, though those who actually do live in Thorpeness would tend to disagree.

The House in the Clouds is a water tower at Thorpeness, Suffolk, UK. It was built in 1923 and was designed to improve the looks of the water tower, disguising its 30,000 gallon tank with the appearance of a weatherboarded building more in keeping with Thorpeness's mock-Tudor and -Jacobean style, except seeming to float above the trees. In 1977 the water tower was made redundant by a mains water supply to the village, and additional living space was created. In 1979 the main water tank was removed to fully convert the building into a house. The building currently has five bedrooms and three bathrooms; it contains a total of 68 steps from top to bottom and is around 70ft high.

Thorpeness是英格蘭薩福克縣的一個小漁村。The House in the Clouds是在Thorpeness一個水塔,它建於1923年。在1979年的主要水箱被刪除充分轉換建設成一所房子。 目前有5個臥室和三個浴室,它從上到下包含了68级阶梯,大约七十英尺高。

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