Greetings from Washington! 🙂
Talk about reduce, reuse, recycle. A recently completed residential apartment building in Brookland is made completely out of shipping containers stacked together. This is the first residential project of its kind for D.C. The project was designed by DC-based architect Travis Price for clients Matthew Grave and Sean Joiner, who replaced a single-family home on the lot with the shipping container housing. Neighbors had mixed feelings about the project, and one neighbor even took to a local neighborhood newsletter to say the “I suspect that a few decades of wear will quickly turn them into slums.” Similarly to the structure of the complex, the interiors are also made out of recycled materials with floors made from welded metal and wide-plank. The four-unit complex is located at 3305 7th Street NE.
Comfort and convenience highlights this property as there are only four units and you are located less than 5 minutes from Brookland metro, Busboys and Poets, Catholic U. and a host of restaurants and nightlife attractions.
- 6 bedroom and 6 bathrooms in each unit ensuring privacy for every resident ($858 per bedroom)
- Large restaurant style kitchen
- Stainless steel appliances
- Full size stackable washer and dryer
- Balconies (select rooms)
- Hardwood floors
- Floor to ceiling windows
- Heated Stairwell
- 24 hour emergency maintenance
- Smoke Free
So what do you think? Would you live here? 🙂
Photo Source: Travis Price Architects