This Grain Silo Guesthouse is Every Country Girl’s Dream



Amy Kleinwachter, the owner of Old World Antieks usually spends a lot of her time searching around the world for interesting heirloom pieces and quirky architectural finds. Her best find to date is a 14 foot round grain silo. The silo is located near La Grange, Texas. She had already built an entire farmhouse out of salvaged materials. She thought this would be a perfect guest house for her 10 acre plot.

Once she transported the silo on her property, she contacted local contractor Judy Kurtz to help her sift her big inventory of reclaimed building materials. “It took a surprising amount of geometry to make things work in a circle, but Judy nailed it!” said Amy. The completed structure takes up an area of 1000 square foot and includes a front porch and a bed/bath extension making it the ideal size for family, friends and visitors. “We joke that it’s given new meaning to ‘gather ’round.’” Amy said.

Living Area

A Champagne crate is used a footrest, thanks to the grain sack-cushion. The mismatched pair of leather chairs and the bleached oak table make for a very unique living area.

WYNN MYERS