Serendipity Farm & Vine

Stilwell, KS6,546 Sq. Ft.

Project Summary:

Based on our Oakridge 48′ Apartment Barn Kit, this post and beam structure in Stilwell, Kansas, offers a tasting room setting unlike any other. Originally designed and built to serve as a horse barn with living quarters, this structure was later sold and turned into a highly personalized winery bursting with character. The initial floor plan for this building included eight horse stalls — four to the right and four to the left of the structure — separated by a central wash bay and an extra-large tack room on the main level. Although the new downstairs floor plan features a completely different layout, the current owners decided to keep the former horse stalls and convert a few into seating for visitors. This detail gives the interior an incredibly unique and charming appearance that horse lovers and wine enthusiasts will appreciate.

Upstairs, a one-bedroom apartment with an open-concept living, kitchen and dining area, office, and storage space offers a cozy retreat from the day-to-day. These owners can also access a cedar deck with an exterior staircase off the bedroom and utilize a relaxing en-suite bathroom with a stand-alone tub and built-in shower. A massive windowed cupola sits above the living room, creating an inviting, well-lit space complemented by its heavy timber components. Other unique features in this structure include arched gridded windows with wood shutters on the first floor, a custom wood entry door, a wrap-around shed roof, and chandeliers adorning the patio and interior.

General Overview:


  • 6,546 SQ. FT.
  • Winery & Tasting Room
  • One-Bedroom Apartment


  • Tasting Room
  • Wine Production Space
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Converted Horse Stalls
  • Powder Room


  • (1) Bedroom
  • (1 1/2) Bathrooms
  • Open-Concept Living
  • Office
  • Storage

Custom Features:

This post and beam building is an incredibly unique tasting room and event space. We designed this structure to include a wrap-around shed roof on the first floor, creating an expansive patio space that visitors and owners can enjoy year-round. We also enclosed the side shed roofs, removed the Nantucket dormers from the original kit model, raised the roof pitch from 4:12 to 5:12, and added an exterior staircase to the upstairs deck. Arched gridded windows with wood shutters, chandeliers, and converted horse stalls are just some of the many custom details on display throughout the structure. Though several elements of the initial design have since changed, this structure keeps its original charm while offering a completely customized, one-of-a-kind setting that visitors will love.

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