Don’t Think You’d Live In A Grain Silo? You Might Reconsider After Seeing This Transformation.

If someone told you they lived in a grain silo you might imagine them sleeping on a bed of hay and bathing in a horse trough. Maybe they’re guarding a missile or tending to a pack of animals. After all, grain silos are found on farms, where they’re used to store many tons of – you guessed it, grain and even missiles at certain times in history. They don’t exactly seem like the ideal place to call home. Unlike a shipping container, which you can easily re-imagine as a dwelling, a grain silo doesn’t render the same creative impression. But after you see what Christoph Kaiser did with this one you’ll see them in a different way, because Christoph transformed one from a boring metal cylinder into a perfect place to call home.

Hard to believe this is what he started with.

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You’ll find this home in the Garfield Historical District of downtown Phoenix. The original 1955 corrugated steel cylinder has been transformed from a cold, empty shell into a hip, insulated 340sf home. One obvious challenge that comes with making a home out of a silo has to do with the curved edges. The unique shape makes for an interesting look both inside and out, and Christoph did a great job bringing it all together. The two-story home uses a lot of warm wood on the interior and maximizes the usable floor space with its clever layout.

And this is the finished house. Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?

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A big opening in the front reveals the insides, and makes for a great transition into the relaxing outdoor patio space.

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Warm walnut sets off the cabinets and woodwork throughout the home, and a sleek spiral staircase leads to the second floor.

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A nice sized bedroom upstairs! With floor to ceiling windows built into the side that let plenty of light spill in.

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The curved walls come into play in nearly every area of the home, like in the bathroom.

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Raised garden beds provide a bounty of veggies for this eco-minded household.

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h/t Dwell | Photos by Mark Lipczynski.

 

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