Simera

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

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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

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Light fixtures in kitchen were designed and assembled by the Architect

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Deborah relaxes on the South deck
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Aerial from Northwest

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Aerial from South

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From SoutheastSoutheast through trees2

Simera