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Tour a Practical Modern Pad Built from 14 Shipping Containers

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Now that shipping containers have been used for everything from an artist commune and bar to a mansion and library, it's neat to see the good old steel boxes get repurposed for a more practical modern home. Down in Texas, long-time Dallas residents Matt and Barbara Mooney enlisted local firm M Gooden Design to craft a 3,700-square-foot home out of 14 40-foot long shipping containers. Sitting on one of the highest points in the city, the recently-completed structure includes three bedrooms, an open ground-floor entertainment area, covered porches on the second floor, and a 1,400-square-foot roof deck overlooking Dallas' White Rock Lake.

Inside, the home retains its industrial vibe in some places, say, the exposed corrugated steel ceiling, sliding container doors, and concrete floors on the ground level. Other design moves, like extensive maple flooring on the second level, bring some coherence and warmth to the rooms. More info on PV14 can be found on its website here.

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