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The Silo is an Upscale Loft Apartment Built into a 1940’s Grain Silo in Texas

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 11, 2013 @ 9:14 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green renovation | No Comments

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The owners of the Gruene Homestead Inn purchased the 1940s grain silo [1] from their neighbors in 2007 and proceeded to give it a personal work over. The interior was converted into a loft apartment that has a queen sized bedroom upstairs and a sofa bed in the living room area that folds out into a backup bed.

Not as funky as some of the European silo conversions [2] we’ve seen, The Silo room at Gruene features a material palette of stone and wood, and the bathroom has a standup shower. There are two sinks and a host of other amenities, which go for $175 per night on quiet days and $210 on weekends and holidays. Outside, a gabled awning [3] shelters a small porch, which is a perfect to watch the sun rise and fall.

+ Gruene Homestead Inn [4]

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[1] grain silo: http://inhabitat.com/tag/grain-silo/

[2] European silo conversions: http://inhabitat.com/abandoned-grain-silo-converted-into-arenc-silo-opera-house-in-marseille/

[3] gabled awning: http://inhabitat.com/gabled-leed-platinum-newcomer-house-in-georgia-cost-just-125-per-square-foot/

[4] + Gruene Homestead Inn: http://www.gruenehomesteadinn.com/silo2009.htm

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