Greetings from Washington! 🙂
After an entire month of shipping container homes on Airbnb, we are back with more incredible shipping container homes from around the world to show you! You know us at The Casa Club love showcasing these awe-inspiring non-traditional homes with you for all your inspiration! Today we are sharing this beauty from Washington. Enjoy! 🙂
Completed in 2014, the Musician’s House spans an area of 2,775 square feet across two floors. “The couple was intrigued with the idea of building a container house from real containers,” said Coates Design Architects in a project statement. “We researched the idea — searching for a ‘sweet spot’that could utilize containers in a manner that required as little alteration as possible, taking advantage of their natural structural integrity. The alternative was to force them into a different role that requires significant alterations. Considerable research was spent on the topic … only to arrive at the more cost-effective solution of traditional wood framing.”
An accomplished musician and music teacher, this client asked Coates Design to provide a special place for her baby grand piano to resonate throughout the home. The couple was intrigued with the idea of building a container house from real containers. The alternative was to force them into a different role that required significant alterations. Considerable research was spent on the topic…only to arrive at the more cost effective solution of traditional wood framing.
In response, the American architecture studio researched cargotecture and settled on a cost-effective solution that combined traditional wood framing with a “container-like” design. Located on Washington’s Bainbridge Island, the Musician’s House features a layout optimized for acoustics as well as natural ventilation and daylighting. The stacks were widened since real container interiors are cramped, but the plan still reflects the original idea and is accentuated with industrial corrugated metal that will naturally rust.
Inside, the Musician’s House comprises a spacious master en suite on the ground floor along with a kitchen and a double-height living and dining area. The upper level houses a guest bedroom suite, workshop, covered outdoor decks and a loft/music room with a connecting studio space.
In contrast to the industrial cladding, the interiors are bright, colorful and playful. Full-height windows, particularly around the double-height living space, stream in natural light, and select art and furnishings add bright pops of color to the modern home, from the yellow accent wall behind the stairs to the multicolored seating in the eat-in kitchen.
Looks beautiful to us! They really do container homes with flair in Washington! Check out these Washington shipping container homes and see for yourself. 🙂
So what do you think? Would you live here?