Michael Gooden

Rendering of the MC13 House by M Gooden Design

The craze for shipping container homes shows no signs of slowing down, as consumers seek out the eco-friendly, unusual abodes.

One Texas design firm is following up their acclaimed shipping container home in East Dallas with another industrial chic home near Waco, Texas.

M Gooden Design, a residential design studio based in Dallas, is in the design and documentation phase of the MC13 house near Waco. The home will be constructed from 13 locally sourced shipping containers, with around 3,500 square feet on two stories, says founder Michael Gooden.

“It will sit on the top of a hill in the middle of 300 acres, and the aesthetic is a blend of industrial feel with some Midcentury modern undertones in there,” he said. “The clients currently live in a 1950s Midcentury Modern house and we wanted as a design team to remember to that era.”

Read the whole story over on SecondShelters!

 

 

Photo: Wade Griffith

Photo: Wade Griffith

I think I’ve heard just about everything there is to hear about PV14, the modern home constructed of 14 shipping containers located on Peavy Road in Old Lake Highlands. The home, which has outstanding panoramic views of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas, including Boy Scout Hill, has been praised and has raised several eyebrows as neighbors watched the home go vertical.

It’s been called both trendy and tremendous, but while there was some negative feedback from some of the homeowners, many of whom felt the structure was too tall for a neighborhood full of single-story 1950s traditionals, after the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes the collective gasp of excitement over the home was well heard.

(more…)

Cargo Container Home

 

Cargo container homes don’t have to look like they just got off the boat.

I enjoy exercising my curiosity. Just a few days ago I heard that there was a home being built on Peavy Road out of shipping containers. Sounds interesting, to say the least, so of course I had to investigate.

This area of East Dallas is no stranger to alternative structures. The Underground House is less than a brisk bike ride away, and the eco-friendly development on Oates Road by Solutions 4 Living is currently being sold.

So, when I heard that a home was going to be built at 422 Peavy Road where a bland, four-bedroom ranch once stood. I was intrigued. I have a few lines out to sources, but when I called the phone number on the site’s construction notice, I was surprised not only that the phone number for Herman Darden LLC went straight to voicemail, but it was more of a shock to hear a Spanish-language recording. We’ll see if anyone returns my call.

Those numbers are supposed to be lines out to construction companies to report violations, but what good are they if you can’t get through to them? I’ve called the city of Dallas to see what’s up with that, too.

Anyway, back to the construction rumors — this lot faces White Rock Lake, and if they build high enough, the owners could have an unobstructed view of the entire lake, from the southern tip over which you can see the skyline, all the way North to Mockingbird Lane. I can’t wait to see what they do.

Cargo Container Home

 

Cargo container homes don’t have to look like they just got off the boat.

I enjoy exercising my curiosity. Just a few days ago I heard that there was a home being built on Peavy Road out of shipping containers. Sounds interesting, to say the least, so of course I had to investigate.

This area of East Dallas is no stranger to alternative structures. The Underground House is less than a brisk bike ride away, and the eco-friendly development on Oates Road by Solutions 4 Living is currently being sold.

So, when I heard that a home was going to be built at 422 Peavy Road where a bland, four-bedroom ranch once stood. I was intrigued. I have a few lines out to sources, but when I called the phone number on the site’s construction notice, I was surprised not only that the phone number for Herman Darden LLC went straight to voicemail, but it was more of a shock to hear a Spanish-language recording. We’ll see if anyone returns my call.

Those numbers are supposed to be lines out to construction companies to report violations, but what good are they if you can’t get through to them? I’ve called the city of Dallas to see what’s up with that, too.

Anyway, back to the construction rumors — this lot faces White Rock Lake, and if they build high enough, the owners could have an unobstructed view of the entire lake, from the southern tip over which you can see the skyline, all the way North to Mockingbird Lane. I can’t wait to see what they do.