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.
View from Southwest includes granite boulders salvaged from the original barn foundation
Window 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 reverberation time.
All rooms have views to the South crops and rolling pasture
One 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 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 South