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Spain Street Silo

Posted in 2018 New Orleans Weird Homes, All Weird Homes

Behind a charming Mediterranean Revival home, down a brick path shaded by live oaks, stands a structure more likely to be seen in fields of wheat than the backyard of a Gentilly home – a unique Rapunzel like tower, a grain silo transformed into a cottage straight out a fairytale.

Robin Brou Antin and her husband, Bob Antin found the Silo on Craigslist and bought it on a whim. It all started with an article Robin read about alternative construction methods using recycled materials and ancient building methods like compressed earth and cob construction.

They call the Silo their “art project” and that shows in the architecture, hand painted designs and custom furniture. Porthole-shaped windows allow natural light to filter into the interior, while reclaimed wood walls and restored antique stained-glass windows (rescued from the former St. Frances Cabrini Church) makes it feel like home, rather than a former industrial farm bin.

Take a trip to the Spain Street Silo, a fairytale that could only exist in the Big Easy.  Get you tickets here!