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Tuesday
Jan252011

Glass House :: A Colorful Modern Home

Huge props to Megan for sharing this with me, as she knows I'm a complete turquoise fiend.  That said, I think this home might be my own little slice of heaven.  It's modern, industrial, contemporary, and eclectic all rolled into one.  What I wouldn't give to live here!

The home, located in Kansas City, is comprised of five shipping containers stacked two stories high.  What had the potential to be a cold, hard environment is made playful by the mix of materials (lots of wood, tile, and, of course, steel) and a bright color palette.  Bringing in added textural elements, like the 3D ceiling tiles, really just knocks this home out of the park!

If you like what you see and would love to learn more, read the full article on Kansas City Homes & Gardens!

As always, more pics after the jump!

Images: Matt Kocourek

Architects: BNIM

[via House of Turquoise]

Reader Comments (7)

Wow. Just, wow.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I'm so glad you liked it! I saw it and said, oh man Caps is going to LOUVRE this one! And since I don't read lots of text (because I'm illiterate, I mean lazy) I had no idea it was storage containers which makes it even cooler!

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegRuth

Love the ceiling tiles! It's a nice way to add interest without trying to add another color to compete with the turquoise/aqua. I wonder if they help dampen the sound

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Megan - YES, thank you for sharing this! It's my new dream home! :D

Ellen - I agree completely. It's a pretty genius solution! Also, it seems like they would have some affect on the acoustics of the house. Probably. Right??

April - Right there with you! This home is so well done / thought out that it leaves me almost speechless!

January 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterCapreeK

Love that Color TEAL! Simply WOW.... ingenious. DId they really use shipping containers? if not could be something to think about. Thanks for sharing

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIndu

Indu - It's great, isn't it?? And yes, they really used shipping containers! Crazy town.

February 10, 2011 | Registered CommenterCapreeK

These are beautiful!

June 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterinterior designs
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