Simera is the Greek word for ‘today’. This is home and studio of the Architect and his artist ‘painter’ wife. It received a silver medal award from the Association of Licensed Architects in 2009. The silos are original to what was a turn of the 20th century dairy barn, the remainder, though intentionally agrarian materials, is new construction. Work progresses on restoring the 1.21 acre parcel to a small native tree and shrub woods and native forbe and grass prairie.

barn-houseView from Southwest includes granite boulders salvaged from the original barn foundation

barn-home-modernWindow bay in master bedroom allows view to the South and shelter over two doors in former tractor bay opening at lower level


Interior of South silo includes ‘square’ stair in ’round’ silo connecting upper and lower levels. Would make a great music room thanks to its lengthy┬áreverberation time.
barn-home-conversionAll rooms have views to the South crops and rolling pasture

modern-kitchen-layoutOne of the two lower level guest bedrooms includes exposed precast concrete plank floor/ceiling, steel column and beam, stained concrete floor, salvaged door with offset hinges allowing for accessibility and and image of Miles Davis.

master-bedroom-designMaster bath shower includes tile inlay with collection of found objects created by artist wife Deborah



Light fixtures in kitchen were designed and assembled by the Architect


Deborah relaxes on the South deck

Aerial from Northwest

Aerial from Northwest2b

Aerial from South

Aerial from South3b


From SoutheastSoutheast through trees2