A beautiful property built from three stacked shipping containers in Wellington, New Zealand, is attracting huge interest from potential buyers after it hit the market earlier this month.
The 17-year-old container house, which appears to hang on the side of a rock wall in Owhiro Bay, Wellington, is unlike any other house – with its unusual modernist exterior and surprisingly spacious and stylish interiors.
The 90 square meters property has a price guide of NZ $ 630,000 (AUD $ 587,000), but as it goes up for auction, broker Jane Park said she expects it to go for more.
A beautiful property built from three stacked shipping containers in Wellington, New Zealand, is attracting huge interest from potential buyers after it hit the property market earlier this month (shown from the outside)
The property is unlike any home, and while many wouldn’t expect it, it has a surprisingly spacious and stylish interior (the living room is shown)
The 17-year-old container house, which appears to hang on the side of a rock wall in Owhiro Bay, Wellington, has many features, including a spiral staircase (left) and a sun-drenched balcony to enjoy the view (right)
The 90 square meter property has a price guide of NZ $ 630,000 (AUD $ 587,000) and it also has a billiard room (photo) in the two car garage
“I can’t manage open houses for it after I sold it six years ago when half of Wellington came to see it,” Jane told FEMAIL.
“But I know there is interest in this house, which just has so many wow factors.”
Some of the highlights of the property include a spiral staircase to the top floors, a waterfall with recirculating water (no rainfall), an elevated courtyard on the cliff side of the house, and an outdoor shower and a home spa.
The home also features a ‘media room’ with a home theater, a two-car garage, a billiard room in the garage and a sun-filled balcony, as well as three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Although the property is modernist from the outside, the interiors have been carefully constructed and there is ample interior and exterior space (pictured is the elevated courtyard in a hidden sanctuary)
The house was designed by former owner Ross Stevens, a renowned industrial designer who collaborated with design guru Philippe Starck in France, and is the first container house to be built in New Zealand (one of three bedrooms pictured)
The house is built into the rock face (photo) and there is a waterfall with recirculated water in the house
The house was designed by former owner Ross Stevens, a renowned industrial designer who collaborated with design guru Philippe Starck in France, and it is the first container house to be built in New Zealand.
The space for shipping containers has grown steadily over time: the first container was built in 2003, the second in 2007 and finally the third in 2010.
It has been used as one for the past six years Airbnb, where thousands from all over the world have come from far and wide to marvel at the unique space.
The space for shipping containers has grown steadily over time, with the first container built in 2003, the second in 2007, and finally the third in 2010 (the movie room in the photo where a projector goes to a flip-down screen)
The house, with its own spa (photo), has been described by many people who stayed in it while it was an Airbnb as the ‘coolest, most quirky house’
Many have described their stay in the unique house (one of the bedrooms shown) as their favorite residence
Real estate agent Jane Park said she can’t handle ‘open house viewings’ on it right now because when she sold it, six years ‘half of Wellington’ showed up to view the unique property (photo)
Jane said she expects the sea container property to sell for more than the stipulated amount when auctioned (bathroom pictured)
“This is the coolest, most quirky house! Such a great experience to stay here for a few days! Would absolutely recommend, ‘posted a recent review.
‘We really enjoyed our stay in the container house. The house is so well laid out and built and certainly has a wow factor, the library of books, games and music helped spend the evening and the outside space was great, ‘added another.
The reviewer added, ‘The way the place is laid out makes it feel astonishingly spacious despite being a container-built house. Our only regret is that we only stayed a few nights and no more. ‘
The property will be auctioned on June 12, 2020, and those interested can take a virtual tour of the house to take an interactive walk through the house.
Visit the listing for more information here.