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Stylish and sleek, one of New Orleans’ few shipping container homes asks $290,000

A heated cocktail pool and translucent walls are just a few of its nifty touches

Photos courtesy Kimberly Jones of Reve Realtors

In the 19th century, bargeboard homes proliferated in New Orleans. These rough-hewn structures were built using lumber from disassembled barges. They went on to form a significant part of the city’s architectural landscape.

Built from steel shipping containers used to move freight down the Mississippi River, this Uptown home is the 21st-century equivalent of a bargeboard cottage. It was constructed in 2014 from two 4-ton shipping containers salvaged from a Chalmette shipping terminal, according to reporting by

As one of the first homes of its type in New Orleans, this 775-square-foot abode received write-ups in numerous publications and starred in various home shows. Now, the home is for sale for $290,000 or for lease for $2,000/month, which includes utilities, lawn, and pool care.

Fourteen-foot ceilings and translucent rippled polycarbonate walls give the living area an airy, spacious feel. Honed granite countertops and a five-burner Fisher Paykel stove add a luxe edge to the kitchen.

The long, narrow home fits nicely on one of New Orleans’ shoebox-sized lots, which usually accommodate shotgun homes. Built-in pine shelves provide clean lines and storage space.

The home has one bedroom and one bathroom, both bright and minimal. Carrera marble, a vessel sink, and hexagonal floor tiles add flair to the bathroom.

Outside, a petite porch overlooks the heated cocktail pool, which is framed by tropical vegetation and permeable gravel.

Via: Kimberly Jones of Reve Realtors