Could you live in a shipping container home? Maybe if it were this cool. At first glance, you probably would not know that this contemporary home was constructed from shipping containers.
Designed by award-winning designer Patrice Nichole Rios, this shipping container home is located in Austin, Texas. Touches like the downstairs concrete flooring give the Austin Shipping Container Home a utilitarian, industrial design. The home has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Despite being just over 1400 square feet, this home feels remarkably spacious because of its open floor plan, high ceilings and recessed lighting. In addition, walls of windows allow lots of natural light to come into the house adding to the spacious feel.
The house was designed to be as luxurious as any standard home with plenty of high-end materials throughout, like quartz counter tops, hand-crafted shelving and luxury cabinetry. The kitchen and dining area are connected, giving the area a more open feel. A full bathroom is located downstairs, which is very convenient.
An outdoor creative space is the perfect spot for getting inspired. A connected bedroom is accessed through an outside walkway. It would make a great guest house as it feels separate from the main house. Large windows look out onto the backyard area, which is landscaped with drought-resistant plants and grasses.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a connected bathroom with walk-in closet. There is a large study with natural hickory floors. The master bath features brick flooring, handmade imported tiles and antique brass faucets. All-in-all, this is one shipping container that we would not mind living in.