California house made of previously used SHIPPING CONTAINERS and doors that were found abandoned lists for $1.8M
A home with an entire floor made from shipping containers and other salvaged materials throughout the home is for sale for $1.78 million.
The 1,600-square-foot, two-bedroom, 1.5-bath home in the Lantern District of Dana Point, Orange County was built in 2019 on the site of an old home.
Max Auerswald bought the property for $486,500 in June 2015 with his wife, Talee, and later demolished the 500-square-foot, single-story home.
The new house is secured with earthquake-resistant caissons buried 15 feet into the ground and has a lower floor of stone and concrete.
Two 40ft containers and two 20ft shipping containers were dropped on top to create the second level, along with a small balcony lined with potted trees.
This 1,600 square foot home boasts two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Built in 2019, the Orange County home is made from repurposed shipping containers
The home was purchased by Max Auerswald and his wife in June 2015 for $486,500. The house was only a 500-square-foot single-story property before the Auerswalds demolished it
The spacious living room seems to be an area ideal for quiet nights at home and big events with friends or family. It is also one of the many rooms containing recycled or rejected building materials. The small windows may not provide as much natural light as some home buyers may want
Although the windows near the sectional sofa are small, the room is very close to one of two patios built during the recent construction. Several doors now in use in the house were found abandoned by Auerswald
The kitchen has beautiful stone walls. The walls that appeared in the room seem to have given the house its nickname: ‘House of Pebbles’
The kitchen has quartz countertops and a transom window with a slab of Italian travertine to serve food and drinks to guests outside. Outside that window, and a La Cantina steel bifold door nearby, is a bison pedestal deck made of Brazilian hardwood, adjacent to a private garden with an outdoor shower
The area is also home to smart technology and air conditioning. Like all other rooms in the house, the kitchen is earthquake resistant
The kitchen also has white custom cabinets and is close to the beautiful staircase to the home’s small deck
The used containers cost about $1,800 each, much less than a new one, which Auerswald said can cost up to $5,000.
Many of the other materials used in the house are recycled, or made from rejected building materials, such as small pieces of stone that did not fit properly in building projects of family and friends who work in construction.
Behind a large soundproof automatic sliding door salvaged from a barn in Idaho is a single garage and artist studio, with a hidden pedestrian door cut into it.
Other abandoned doors he found were used on the bathroom and bedrooms and the mailbox was purchased at a local vintage market.
Much of the flooring is reclaimed French limestone and many of the wooden beams are also reclaimed.
One of the bathrooms with a freestanding tub is located right off the living room and primary bedroom. The long-width mirror makes it easier for two people to get ready in the morning, even though there is only one sink
Both bedrooms found in the property have beautiful wooden floors
The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and there is also a rear balcony with a zinc roof that overlooks the neighborhood. It provides wonderful natural light to a cozy bedroom connected to the living room
These stairs lead up to the second floor’s massive living room
The lower deck has an outdoor shower connected to the house
The outdoor deck is also near the garage made from reclaimed wood from an Idaho barn. The garage doubles as an art studio and features a built-in bed
The second floor balcony overlooks the neighborhood, while the trees along the edge of the property provide privacy
The kitchen has quartz countertops and a transom window with a slab of Italian travertine to serve food and drinks to guests outside.
Outside that window, and a La Cantina steel bifold door nearby, is a bison pedestal deck made of Brazilian hardwood, adjacent to a private garden with an outdoor shower.
The lower level has a large dining room and laundry room, with a staircase up to the second floor where there is a massive living room.
The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and there is also a rear balcony with a zinc roof that overlooks the neighborhood.
The home is equipped with a low voltage Lutron lighting system, Nest thermostat, 500 amp panel and new air conditioning.
An open house will be held on Saturday.