1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

Architect Christoph Kaiser has repurposed a 1950s-era grain silo, transforming it into a cozy home he shares with his wife. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the dwelling is a stunning example of what’s possible with an unconventional – and previously uninhabitable – structure. The corrugated-steel silo is tall enough for two stories within its cylindrical walls, and it features a modern decor that’s an ode to the mid-century exterior. To begin the redesign process, Kaiser first purchased the dismantled 1955 grain silo online from a Kansas farmer. It was then transported down to Arizona on the back of a pickup truck. After arriving, major modifications were made during its reassembly, including custom-made doors and windows, ten inches of spray insulation, and a paint job meant to reflect the scorching heat of the desert sun. When creating the silo’s interior, Kaiser took a cue from the shape of the building. Cabinets, counters, and even couches are curved to enhance the tiny space. Everything – with the exception of two Eames Wire Chairs – is custom built, and he used $350 worth of scrap walnut plank flooring to help keep his decorating costs low. A wood and black steel staircase leads from the living area to a cozy loft bedroom, which has an operable skylight that’s set within the cone-shaped roof. This gives the structure an airy feel, making it seem much larger than its 340-square-foot size.

 

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Cozy Home for Two

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