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Location: Mount Hermon, Louisiana
If the aesthetics of shipping container homes appeal to you, but not necessarily their constraints, then this so-called “Brutal Modern” house might just satisfy your needs. Built in 2014 and set on 3.89 acres in Mount Hermon, Louisiana—just an hour and 40 minutes from New Orleans—the one-bed-one-bath features the simple corrugated metal facade of a repurposed shipping container combined with the spacious, open floorplan of a more traditional—albeit contemporary— residence.
Still, the environmental and sustainable ethos of up-cycled construction remains. The 1,800-square-foot space incorporates energy-saving utilities and a practical design that allows for a flexible, dare-we-say bohemian, lifestyle. The single-volume interiors are characterized by industrial floors, glass sliders opening onto a sunroom on one end and a covered porch on the other, and high ceilings.
An open kitchen, dining, and living area anchor one wing of the home, with a bathroom at the center, then a partitioned bedroom and a large studio space set on the opposite wing. If this all feels too urban-loft-meets-the-bayou, then step outside to the domain of your lush acreage. Located at 27181 Mount Pisgah Road, the property is offered at $199,000.