It’s becoming a frequent theme on this blog that more and more people are looking to containers as serious building solutions. We’ve seen them hit all continents around the globe and this article is about how they have made their way to the luxurious region of the Hamptons, in New York.
Modular Housing Hits the Hamptons
A new house in the Hamptons has been constructed out of recycled shipping containers. It is a luxury house in a non-traditional way. It is unique because it is the first eco-container to come to the Hamptons.
The home is located in Amagansett, New York. Even more specifically, it is a mere 600 feet away from the ocean, right on the sandy shores of the Hamptons. The home has a gorgeous view of the Nepeague Harbor. The container home has been named the “beach box”.
The Beach Box
Assembly of the “beach box” only took one day. The home is 2,000 square feet, with whitewashed oak floors, cedar decking, and cypress sliding decking. These wood materials that have been added onto the steel storage container are entirely sustainable. The deck adds another 1,300 feet to the property.
By using recycled containers, the architects have made a very environmentally friendly structure, and the sustainable materials also add eco friendly allure. The home also has a central HVAC unit and tankless/instantaneous water-heating system.
The “beach box” is on the market for $1.395 million, which is a reasonable price for the upscale area.
Some Great Features
A new cutting edge home about to come to America is the “Eco Pak”, located in Seattle. James Green of Building Container LLC, and Matthew Coates, President of Coates Design Architects, have collaborated to create this unique container home.
The unique part about this mobile home is the way the architects have incorporated the recycled cargo container into the blueprints. Coates and Green have used the box to build the structure of the home, so it is incorporated on the inside instead of the outside.
Green has acquired a US patent for the architecture of this environmentally friendly home. The first prototype of the home is going to be complete by early 2013.