Houses made out of shipping containers. It’s been a bit of a trend in the last few years, although primarily overseas and in the northwest. Did you know we have our very own shipping container house here in Dallas?

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Photos by Wade Griffith from archdaily.com

You might have already heard of PV14. It received a lot of attention both locally and nationally back when it was built in 2014. But if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat.

Photographer Wade Griffith took a bunch of photos a couple years back, which you can browse through on archdaily.com, and there’s even video available on Vimeo of the construction process.

The house is located at the corner of Peavy Rd. and Buckner Blvd. just north of White Rock Lake and enjoys a stunning view of the lake from its upper deck. Overall the home was finished very tastefully, so you have to look pretty hard to see that it was made out of shipping containers. Lovers of clean lines and ultramodern style will appreciate this unique 3,400-square-feet home.

The house was born out of the collaborative effort of two Dallas architects: Matt Mooney, the homeowner, and Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design.

Screenshot 2The first floor of PV14 features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a pool and an entertainment center. The second floor is the part of the house that’s made out of shipping containers, which is where the bedrooms and living spaces are located. Although the walls are covered in sheet rock, they opted to leave the ceilings exposed so guests can see the shipping container above them — otherwise “it would look like a normal house,” Gooden told D Magazine. The third floor of the house is the open-air deck that overlooks White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas.

We’d say Gooden and Mooney accomplished their objective in creating a home that doubles as a work of art.

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