Greetings from New York! 🙂
If this house doesn’t wow you, I don’t know what will. This shipping container home is impressive! Located in Callicoon Center, NY, Amy Fisch describes the two-bedroom, two-bath home that she shares with her husband as “centrally located in the middle of nowhere.”
Constructed out of four side-by-side containers, the house has west-facing views and resembles a wood-framed barn. This is a fantastic use of space that combines traditional construction with the modern aesthetic of a shipping container home.
The program called for two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, dining and living area and a large studio space with an inside entrance and a service entrance from the outside. The 1,760 sq. ft. house was positioned at the high point of the site capitalizing on the western views and oriented so that the south facing roof could incorporate future solar panels.
Four 40′ High Cube containers were separated 2 and 2 with the high space in the middle built of conventional wood framing and a truss-roof supported by the containers. The interior section of this truss-roof is complemented by wood siding that lets the containers flow together into one connected space.
The finished product is a light and airy contemporary home that makes fantastic use of the negative space in between the two containers. We love the way that the designers of this shipping container home made use of the clean lines and soft lighting that comes in from the west.
Perhaps one of the most striking features of this shipping container home is the shoji style walls. These sliding doors are commonly found in Japan and add an element of eastern design into this contemporary house. They also have the added benefit of softening the natural light that comes through them without adding any extra windows.
If there is one thing this house doesn’t have, it is harsh lighting. We love the relaxing vibe and contoured feel of the interior design.
Everything is painted and styled to match with the white corrugated siding of the shipping containers themselves. This is one of the most important things to consider when building one of these homes. The way you integrate the materials will determine how well everything fits together to create a cohesive space.
The best example of this integration is in the front porch area of this shipping container home. Using the truss roof as a covered porch is a great use of space and creates a relaxing area that blends well with the rest of the house. We love the clever design of this entryway as well as the can lights that flank the two interior containers.
The sparse furnishings are another great touch that fits in nicely with the home’s construction and design. Minimalism abounds in both the interior decoration as well as the exterior materials. A shipping container home is the perfect canvas for this modern, contemporary style.
With the westerly facing front room, the picture windows are able to fill the space with natural light. We love the way the golden sunshine accentuates the dark wood flooring and the off-white of the walls.
Combining these contemporary elements with an antique wood burning stove is a fantastic combination and ties the entire shipping container home together in a mixture of old and new.
This home’s sparse style blends in perfectly with its sprawling green surroundings. It cuts a beautiful profile amongst the trees and mountains and utilizes the large windows to bring some of the outside in.
This shipping container home is a dream for any nature lover that wants the feel of the outdoors while still enjoying modern amenities, style and design.
And these pictures?! Very striking!
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So what do you think? Would you live here? 🙂
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