Proving that industrial design elements can successfully be integrated in home design, this striking loft-like residence is the result of a water cleaning station conversion. The 5,400 square foot 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom loft belongs to former Belgian army pilot Philippe Tondeur and is located in Villefranche sur Mer on the French Riviera. The massive transformation of the water station took almost 15 years to complete and its modern design was envisioned with the help of Belgian interior designer Bernadette Jacques.

Each of the interiors is defined by elegance and space, making a walk through the residence resemble a gallery tour. The preserved industrial elements (giant pipes, exposed beams and various machines) seem like precious artifacts in an exhibition space. The living room is by far the most spectacular interior of the property with its comfortable set of sofas surrounded by giant windows and preserved parts of the former water cleaning station. [Photos by 3mille]