You’ve been waiting for this, haven’t you? I know you have – since you read that we were already creating plans for the container home, you’ve wondered, curious and not wanting to say.
Or maybe not. But you get to see the floorplans anyway.
The layout of the first floor is fairly simple, five 8 x 40 containers and one 8 x 20 container forming a horseshoe around a central courtyard.
Starting from the lower left corner, you have the utility room (somewhat cut off by the screenshot – sorry!), leading into the kitchen, the dining room, then Richard’s office area on the left and his bar on the right, a powder room in the corner, and the stairs.
As we go round the bend, that bump-out is created by the 8 x 20 container, creating the living room. French doors lead into the entryway, and beyond another set on the far side, we move into the multipurpose room. We have my craft area at the top, next to a secondary bedroom that might become a home gym. There is a reading area with a chaise, a comfy chair, and bookshelves, across the way a piano is up against the wall to the main downstairs bath. At the bottom you’ll see Richard’s poker table and another secondary bedroom.
At the base of the horseshoe above, if I’d had the room to put more into the overview floorplan screenshot, you would see the guest cottage, a single 8 x 40 container. This is where Richard and I will live while the rest of the house is under construction, and where you might be lucky enough to come be our guest for a while!
The Second Floor
The second floor of the main house contains our master suite. It is made up of two 8 x 40 containers. Additionally, there is a second 8 x 20 container stacked atop the one downstairs to loft the living room ceiling.
The bathroom walks through into the master closet, which has a single french door leading out onto the second floor deck, which will be atop the rest of the first floor on both sides of the master bedroom. There is a second set of french doors beside the bed to reach the right side deck.
We plan to have only a partial wall between our bedroom and the living room below, with sliding panels that can close off the space. This may be a little difficult to understand, looking at the overview, as you can “see through” to the first floor below. The 3D image below will likely make it a bit easier to understand the layout.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Would you be able to live in this layout? What about coming to visit in the guest cottage? Let us know below!