Round Tower in the Uk Converted Into Contemporary Family Home

We know you guys love striking home conversions, which is why today we would like to present this listed tower in the UK transformed by London-based studio De Matos Ryan into a modern family home. Located in Glouchestershire, a county in South West England, UK, The Round Tower is said to be a Grade II Listed folly, which had been neglected over the years and reduced to ruin. Here is more from the architects: “The design approach maintains the open relationship with the surrounding agricultural landscape by developing a discreet and substantial underground extension to the tower. This underground extension provides the main open plan living spaces and is lit by both a central open sunken courtyard and a lateral landscape scoop concealing the new swimming pool and associated sun terraces from public view. The listed tower remains clearly the dominant structure, providing the front door to the 4 bedroom family house and the means of vertical circulation.” Located on the highest part of a hill, the tower also provides lovely panoramic views of the neighboring picturesque village. How do you find this association between the old tower and contemporary home extension (plus pool) ?