Gilbert Home Constructed with Old Steel Granaries
GILBERT — Don and Carolyn Reidlinger don’t like to see things go to waste so they recycle. Big time. They have turned an old barn into a meeting hall, a grist mill into a wedding chapel and, in their latest effort, they have converted three old steel granaries into the unusual structure they now call their home.
The round granaries had served as storage units for livestock feed on a nearby farm before the couple acquired them, cut them in half, and moved them onto their property where they were reassembled as living space. The exterior walls are still the original galvanized metal for the most part, but some are covered with stone facades and vines.
The interior walls are insulated and plastered but, like the exterior, they’re round, which makes it difficult to find furniture that fits. The triplicated round house is on Pecos Road between Val Vista Drive and Lindsay Road.