Farmhouse Kitchen & Silo Bar
project type commercial
location 477255 n hwy 95, ponderay, id
use restaurant / bar
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.