- Farmhouse Kitchen - Exterior

Farmhouse Kitchen & Silo Bar

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Project Type: Commercial

Location: 477255 N HWY 95, Ponderay, ID

Use: Restaurant / Bar

Completed: 2017

Size: 4700 sf

Client GVD Commercial Properties

This new restaurant and bar celebrates the history of the inland northwest. Located in beautiful Ponderay, Idaho, this structure takes advantage of its proximity to the highway with a 35 ft tall silo. The client wanted to create an “architectural folly” to attract tourists and locals near the resort town of Sandpoint. The design was an exercise in solid and void relationships, and the form is derived from a deconstructed barn. 

With cozy, outdoor seating areas, patrons are invited to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Large floor to ceiling windows and operable barn doors invite the outside in, providing a space that is comfortable all year round. The silo provides a monumental entry with its rusted steel panels reminiscent of the industry and farming of days past.