Castellated steel beams support the ceiling of John and Cynthia Gillis’ Olathe home. John, an architect, designed the octagonal house, which is certified to withstand an F-5 tornado. Cynthia, a professional landscaper, designed the surrounding yard. They call the house Timshala.
Castellated steel beams support the ceiling of John and Cynthia Gillis’ Olathe home. John, an architect, designed the octagonal house, which is certified to withstand an F-5 tornado. Cynthia, a professional landscaper, designed the surrounding yard. They call the house Timshala. Photos by Allison Long The Kansas City Star
Castellated steel beams support the ceiling of John and Cynthia Gillis’ Olathe home. John, an architect, designed the octagonal house, which is certified to withstand an F-5 tornado. Cynthia, a professional landscaper, designed the surrounding yard. They call the house Timshala. Photos by Allison Long The Kansas City Star

Brooklyn transplants’ Olathe home is an architectural marvel of concrete and steel

January 23, 2015 06:00 AM

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