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This contemporary home designed by architect Corey Newell was made out of 40 feet recycled shipping containers. The 1,280 square-foot three-bedroom, built in 2016, has an open floor plan and a long, narrow kitchen. Eco-friendly features include spray-foam insulation, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and tankless water heaters.
One of the first things we noticed about this shipping container home is the detached awnings that strike an interesting profile against the boxy dimensions of the containers. When you are working with upcycled materials like shipping containers, you have to come up with innovative design elements and this is a perfect example.
The porch that wraps around the front door area and the side yard is another great, functional feature. We love how it is able to give a small extension of the home itself that extends to the outdoor area. This is a fantastic way to add more usable space to a small shipping container home like this one.
The interior of this home is all contemporary and all modern. The clean look of the white interior paint and the light colored hardwood floor give the house an airy feel that is perfect when space is hard to come by. We think the lowered light fixtures are another great touch that gives the ceiling more height.
One of the most important things you can do with a small space is come up with a creative floor plan. That is exactly what has happened with this shipping container home. By cordoning off the living area from the rest of the home, this floor plan has a fantastic flow that is perfect for making limited space feel larger.
The unique layout of the kitchen is another way that the designers have made the best possible use of space. By using a narrow, galley style for the kitchen layout, they have created a space that is both usable and friendly to the layout. The back door out to the porch is another great way that they have given this shipping container home a great flow.
The white subway tile of the kitchen also does wonders by separating the feel from the rest of the house. It also gives the kitchen a sleek, clean look that is essential when working with a small space. Darker colors can make the room look and feel cluttered, and there is no room for that in this shipping container home.
We also love the contrast of the stainless steel and black appliances in the kitchen. They are a wonderful contrast to the clean energy and feel of the rest of the kitchen. They also offer a modern, more industrial detail that is perfect for cutting through all the white that adorns the cabinets and walls.
That same subway tile is used in the bathroom shower and is contrasted with a fantastic gray finish on the cabinetry. All of this is topped off by brushed aluminum hardware and plumbing that is just as clean and modern feeling as the rest of this shipping container home.
The master bedroom keeps up the clean and modern theme of the entire home. One of the most interesting elements is the low window that gives an open, almost greenhouse type of feel to this room. Combined with a large closet with lots of storage space, there is room for lifestyles of all kinds in this shipping container home.
From start to finish, this shipping container home is a fantastic example of using what you are given and creating something that is both unique and incredibly well designed.
So what do you think? Would you live here? ☺