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Location: Califon, New Jersey
We recently featured a shipping container house in the Phoenix desert and today we head to a verdant property about an hour west of Newark, New Jersey. With four bedrooms and three and a half baths, this 4,000-square-foot home was designed by architect Adam Kalkin with an array of upcycled industrial materials.
Constructed in 2008, the home uses several steel shipping containers welded together with CorTen steel beams. Kalkin designed an open-floor plan house, separated by two different wings and linked by a courtyard in between. Glass siders are used throughout to create an airy feel, and the front entrance is a Neoporte pivoting stainless steel door centered in a glass and stainless steel breezeway.
The west wing focuses on the main entertaining spaces, with steel beams and concrete floors accenting an open kitchen and outside courtyard dining space. A large living room is adjacent to a built-in table and seating area, and a computer nook hides under a steel staircase. Upstairs you’ll find three skylight-filled bedrooms and built-in bookshelves that create an inviting library hallway.
The east wing includes a loft-like game room with sliders to the courtyard, a second laundry room, and a large cedar closet. A media room offers floor-to-ceiling windows and access to two private offices and a second kitchen.
If you’re ready for a shipping container home of your own, 3 Linfield Lane is currently on sale for $875,000.