That house built out of shipping containers on Cordell St. in Brookesmith looks like it’ll be ready for delivery soon. Yes, this was a spec house — and yes, there already is a buyer.
Last year, Numen Development owners Katie Nichols and John Walker used shipping containers to construct the Apama Mackey Gallery on 11th St. in the Heights — because the gallery owner wanted a structure she can move when the property owner kicks her off the land. But the house Numen is building on Cordell looks like it’s going to be around for a while. It comes with its own, uh . . . doublewide lot, and it’s right across the street from a meat-processing plant.
After the jump: drawings, models, and an earlier construction photo of this neat little three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,851-square-foot package!
The house was designed by Christopher Robertson, who’s much better known for having designed the big modern party pad for his parents across from the Mecom Fountain at Main and Montrose — for which he of course had to use much larger and custom-built containers. The three containers used in the house at 206 Cordell St. were actually used to ship a few items.
Plenty of storage inside!
Update, 3:30 p.m.: More construction photos, courtesy of photographer Kyle Walker:
- Cordell House [Numen Development]
- It’s So Easy Being Green: Heights House Made from Recycled Cargo Containers [Houston Chronicle Real Estate]
- Container House [Robertson Design]
- Fab Pre-Fab [Houston House & Home]
- House of the Rising Son [Metropolitan Home]
- A Clever Way To Develop Property Temporarily While You Wait for a Bigger Deal [Swamplot]
Model: Hagahaus Design, via Houston House & Home. Bottom two photos: Kyle Walker Photography