FrontBack in mid-April one of the issues of The Week magazine, had a picture of a house for sale in Phoenix. It was part of a weekly article in the magazine called "Best properties on the market" and every week there is a certain theme for the piece. On that week it was "Unusual Architecture". I so rarely see a listing from Phoenix so I decided I should locate this one and get a look at it myself. I found the listing and the address, mapped it out and then tossed the magazine in my car to search it out sometime. It was pretty far from where I live so it sat in my car for several months until I finally made the trip this weekend.
SideAs you can see, the house is constructed from shipping containers. Personally, I don't find that very attractive and I can't imagine that it could possibly be very cost effective. After all, those containers need to be purchased, transported, then insulated and plumbed and placed on a foundation. And, that doesn't take into consideration the cost of cooling a giant metal house during the Arizona summers.
BackThe photo that was in the magazine and that appears in the listing was taken from this angle and in the evening with the lights glowing from inside. And, of course those garbage containers were not in the picture. The for sale is still in the yard so it looks like it hasn't appealed to anyone and at a price tag of $575,000, who can blame them.
I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today. The sea is calling me!