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510 Cabin Studio – Not a Shipping Container Home

Shipping Container Buildings November 10, 2016

(Note: although we originally thought this was a shipping container home, and while it’s referred to that online in blog coverage, actually this is NOT a shipping container home. Still, really interesting work by Hunter Leggitt Studio, whose other work is also worth taking a look. And, all you shipping container home fans out there, yes, it does roughly have the shape of a shipping container, so you could potentially adapt the design!)

This house style is typically chosen because it is fun and quirky, but what about those of us who still long to have the coziness of a cabin or the warmth of richer colors, and it’s by Hunter Leggitt Studio: they built this modern, simply styled home that has the look and feel of a cozy cabin!

This Los Angeles based company traveled to northern California to achieve this build for their clients. The clients wanted a weekend getaway for their family that could also accommodate guests.  Not only were the recycled materials saving in cost, but the company enlisted the help of eager architecture students and saved even more money on construction.

The exterior of the build does not mimic the original structure in anything other than a long rectangular shape. The first level, posts supporting the roof, and the roof  itself are all covered in wooden boards. The majority of these boards have been stained in a dark rich color while the roof and side were left exposed. This creates a really great contrast in color. Each wooden wall is better defined with thin vertical columns running from top to bottom, and the roof displays exposed beams. Plus, these elements add great texture, and that is key to any rustic style. A fun twist on this cabin are the industrial elements incorporated into the design. For example, the top floor exterior looks as if it is made of concrete. It has a smooth texture with a light grey color. This material is carried to the front of the home with the construction of a balcony.

The interior of the home is a perfect example of a collaboration of styles. Vintage, rustic, and industrial elements can all be found in the home’s decor and build. The rustic elements are perfectly embodied in the ceiling and wooden walls. The boards are left defined and accented with a white wash, dark stain, or a light stain to creates a worn look. Vintage elements can be seen with the wing back chair or old guitar in the living room. The kitchen appliances and iron railings, used for the staircase and balcony, are great examples of the industrial elements in the space. The design has a rustic warmth with little extravagance.

By Alison LaPaglia

For more of Hunter Leggitt Studio’s work, find them in our home builders’ irectory.

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