Tower used to defend Portsmouth becomes one of Britain's most valuable homes

A brick house with a hot tub on the roof and balcony area
The tower was originally used in Tudor times to protect and warn of potential invaders but has now been transformed into one of Britain's most expensive houses (Image credit: Channel 4)

A former sea defence tower on the coast in Portsmouth has been transformed into one of Britain's most lavish homes.

The house which is owned by retired policeman Mark, and is also featured on Channel 4's 'Britain's Most Expensive Houses', offers views of Portsmouth Harbour, the Solent, and the Isle of Wight. Not to mention being a rather unusual and interesting place to live, bursting with history.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.