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Shipping container home in Pacific Heights asks $4.9 million

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Three-story loft features unique industrial sculptural elements

Exterior of home. Screen grab via Google Street Views

Over in tony Pacific Heights, an ultra contemporary/industrial loft home sits unnoticed above designer rug store Flor. Fortunately, the abode at 2230 Bush, once a former Chinese laundry/tooth powder factory in 1919, was profiled in Dwell Magazine. One look inside and it’s easy to see why.

Photography by Jacob Elliott

The seemingly typical loft space features two cantilevered and stacked shipping containers, which provide an anchoring sculptural element to the home.

stacked shipping containers Photos by Jacob Elliott

The lower level orange container acts as a guest suite replete with custom Murphy bed and electronic privacy glass. (One flick of a switch and the glass goes from clear to opaque.)

While the blue upper floor container is a home-office. Cutouts inside the old containers provide views of the entire space, opening up the onetime claustrophobic steel rectangles.

Featuring three beds, three baths, and 3,571 square feet, the home also comes with two roof decks (one with a a vintage Motel neon sign), chef’s grill, Japanese hot tub/shower, catamaran hammock, dumbwaiter, and home theater.

The space was recently owned by Jeff Wardell (principal of Design Firm Wardell+Sagan Project) and Claudia Sagan (a former VP of real estate for Williams-Sonoma).

Asking is $4,995,000.