Step inside a lush 2-story container home with the most shabby-chic living room ever

Created from five shipping containers, Debbie Glassberg's home, constructed with the help of BNIM, is a dreamy, two-story residence that looks nothing like the containers it began life as. With two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a garden, and a patio, the home is obviously on the bigger side, but it's such a luxurious and beautiful space that it truly deserves a tour.
Glassberg, an industrial designer who works for Mattel, wanted to create a sustainable, energy efficient, affordable, and gorgeous home, so using shipping containers was the right idea. The planet-friendly home uses features like geothermal heating and plant foam insulation to lessen the carbon footprint. The home is drenched in color, and each room has its own feel, creating a stylish, chic setting for everyday life. From the moment you enter the home, it's evident that someone who knows about style lives here.
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The open floor plan creates a spacious design, and the aqua walls add a soothing pop of color to the living room and dining room area. The dining room, filled with sunlight streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, has space for eight diners.
The living room, decorated in shades of gold, aqua, and brown, is a tranquil place to unwind at the end of the day. Featuring couches, chairs, and end and coffee tables, the room also includes a small table that's perfect for family game night and snacks. Mirrors are a design secret that makes a room feel even larger.
The galley kitchen offers energy-efficient appliances, including two ovens, a microwave, refrigerator, and double sink. The open window/bar lets the chef see into the dining room and gives the kitchen an airy feel. White appliances and counters add a clean, fresh look to the room. Pendant lighting adds elegance to the gorgeous space.
Small details in the home make it even more appealing and functional, such as these built-in shelves that hold books and knickknacks. One bedroom also functions as an office, with a double bed as well as a desk.
The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed and beautiful hardwood floors. A door leads outside, and simple but stunning pieces, like artwork, a shabby trunk, and an aqua table enhance the space and create visual appeal.
The bathroom, not usually a contender for favorite room of any home, definitely makes the cut with its bold, bright, and cheerful aqua fixtures, double vanity, and garden bathtub. A separate stand-up shower is a nice touch.
The colorful sinks look so fun to use! Even brushing your teeth would put a smile on your face! Comfortable seats on either side of the sink make it easy to sit down to put on shoes or take a break from makeup, and an oversized mirror lets you see everything you need to.
The walk-in closet is a dream. Built-in shelves hold shoes and accessories, while drawers underneath offer space for folded clothes, socks, or other items.
The TV room provides a getaway from the rest of the home for those who wish to steal away and watch TV for awhile. The pink lipstick room is also simply adorable! Funky decorations, a colorful chandelier, and a comfortable couch make this room a pleasure just to walk into.
The exterior of the home is just as appealing as the interior. A front deck adorns the outside of the home as you board the stairs to the front door, and a garden offers edibles as well as ambiance.
One of the most beautiful and hidden portions of this magical house is the outdoor rooftop garden. This two-story home is the perfect place for Glassberg and her family, and she hopes to help other families build similar homes.
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You can take the tour guided by designer Debbie Glassberg in the video below:
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