Example of a country exterior home design in Other

BarnHouse Addition

Farmhouse Exterior

photo: Jim Gempeler, GMK architecture inc.
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Brian Quarstad wrote:June 29, 2013
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    GMK Architecture Inc
    7 years ago
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    Brian, thanks for the compliment! Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of the interior of the silo, mostly for the reason that the only thing in the silo is 2 sets of stairs. This is required for WI code for habitable space for 3rd floor, and above. So just envision a double helix DNA stand of stairs and you have it. The most disappointing thing about the observation space on top, once you make the effort to go all the way up there, is no panoramic view. Only small skylights in each of the roof facets, so the panoramic view that should be available,...isn't. I should also mention that this silo was all new construction. When I designed the exercise/spa building addition, I was pushing for raising the silo roof a couple feet, to put in 360 degree ribbon of glass, but that didn't happen. Sorry I don't have any photos. Good luck with your project! My hat is tipped to anyone attempting to save barn structures! Jim
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