Nunnikhoven Barn


Nunnikhoven Barn Restoration
Pella, Iowa

In 1992, Mike and Cheryl Nunnikhoven bought a farmstead on the edge of Pella and began their landscaping business.  The property included a 40’x70’ barn that was constructed in 1948.  In 1994, they converted the lower level of the barn to retail space and Nursery and Dutch Meadows Landscaping & Nursery opened in the the Spring of 1996.  With a growing family of 4 children they made the decision to level the old farmhouse and convert the upper floor and loft in the barn to their personal residence.  The Nunnikhoven’s hired Tim Olson to develop the floor plan and design of their living space.  The garden center occupies 2,800 SF of the ground floor, while the 4,500 SF living space is on the 2nd and 3rd levels, with a 100 SF cupola on the 4th level, providing a spectacular view of the countryside.

Completion Date:  2000

Project Size:
     4,600 SF Living Space
     2,800 SF Garden Center

Cost: $350,000