Here in los angeles housing is expensive but there’s an alternative which could save about thirty percent on construction cost shipping container homes CBS News Tuesday market shows us more as the cost of living rises the way we live is changing people are living in modular homes prefab homes and even shipping container homes. containers get all the headlines countless shipping containers come into the ports of LA and Long Beach and many of them stay but.
Some are being repurposed into everything from retail spaces to homes when Paula approached me about a shipping container home I thought this is insane and then I met Peter and I still thought it was insane. Matt and Paula dowd are using shipping containers to build two shipping container homes in Redondo Beach one for them and one for Grandma. I can age in place and my grandchildren will grow up here and I’ll be with my daughter and my son inlaw. they’re building with architect.
Peter demaria but it’s an idea that still stirs controversy. in this area you mostly find Mediterranean or craftsman style homes and you bring something like this to the city and they’re like, yeah I don’t know? it took several trips to the City Council to get their property approved with multiple modifications to the design and Matt had the same concerns as the city. my opinion was oh my gosh it’s going to be boxy and corrugated but many homes built from shipping containers look like this and.
This all of these homes were designed by the architect very few people be able to tell wow that’s a shipping container home. containers are the thing that really breaks down the door and people say maybe I can do the little bit differently and I’m not going to sacrifice quality and I’m not going to sacrifice on the size of the house and all of it translates into doing it less expensively. most containers can be covered with any surface like.
Wood stucco or vinyl siding and it’s affordable while maintaining quality in general they’re around 30 percent less than traditional construction a great value but the quality of construction is a heavy gauge steel that that blows away wood frame house a comforting thought in quakeprone Southern California and by upcycling metal containers it’s one of the greenest options available so the containers become a means to an end.
We’re changing the way we think about building and we’re saving the planet. we’re taking material and upcycling it as opposed to cutting down five or six acres of forest every time we put up a new wood frame house. DeMaria says there’s a revolution to change how we live and the Dowd’s are early adopters and I think this is how a great progress is made really this happen overnight and the fact that we’re building shipping container homes makes it less.
16 Park Avenue Venice CA 90291 For Sale MLS Version
0:00:05.8′,0:00:08.740 venice ca real estate for sale venice beach real estate for sale spectacular venice ca beach house for sale by real estate agent cj cole of venice beach living is located at 16 park avenue venice ca 90291 we are sitting on top of the world in venice california overlooking the beach and ocean from the private terrace topping 16 Park Avenue where each evening you can enjoy the sun setting over the Pacific we are about to view a very unique very special and really extraordinary Venice beach house located on one of Venice’s most attractive walk streets.
Just one building to the sand and three short blocks to venice’s finest restaurants and shops on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard A thoughtful blend of old and new this romantic home was built at the beginning of Venice history in 1906 by Abbot Kinney for his son Thornton the home was constructed at the time when Abbot Kinney’s Venice of America.
Was evolving from just a vision into a world famous destination in 2006 the home was completely renovated and a new wing designed by Venice architect Michael Hricak was added original historic features and moldings were preserved and meticulously continued in the addition this house may look familiar to you.
It’s been seen in many tv episodes of californication the beautiful light filled 425 square foot living room is both timeless and elegant the focal point is the original inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove the original butler’s pantry was preserved in the design of the allnew gourmet kitchen.
The flow the house is magnificent the outside spaces blend seamlessly with the interior spaces high walls afford a privacy not often found this close to the sand this is an ideal home for entertaining yet cozy for just the family the second level contrasts the old with the new the new wing houses the dramatic master suite.
That soars three stories high to the spectacular roof terrace here you’ll find a stunning bathroom with a Calvari rain bath a private balcony and a loft overlooking the sleeping area the original bedroom area includes a private guest suite with spacious bedroom cozy TV reading nook.
New bathroom an office or very small bedroom and hall of closets plus there’s a third bedroom the oversized lot is almost 5,000 square feet with parking for seven cars three in the garage and four outside one of the garages is used as an art studio.
There are previously permitted architectural plans for a threebedroom twoandahalf bath second unit over a four car garage and a lap pool this is truly a oneofakind opportunity for the buyer in search of a meticulously maintained residence at the beach in Venice California please call for your own private showing.