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By Steven Martinez | Agent in Middle Village, Queens...

Shipping containers as homes & offices in Williamsburg Brooklyn NY.

I love shipping container architecture. Something about them really appeals to me. Having read up as much as I could over the last few years, I was happy to find these two examples in the wild, during the course of my day as a real estate agent in Williamsburg. When I was filming the home on Keap Street, the owner came out & didn't really seem too enthusiastic about me filming his home at first. I assured him I was just a fan of the style & wanted to know more, and if possible do a video tour of the interior. Evidently, Curbed had done a story on their endeavor & it cost them a year in delays, a hundred grand in additional expenses & a stop work order on the project. Can't say I blame him for denying my request. (My offer still stands if you reconsider Mr. Boyle!)
I don't know much about the other shipping container project on North 6th Street, except that there never seems to be anyone inside of it when I pass by. If anyone knows more about it, please let me know what it is, what it's function is & who built this. I'll buy you a beer.
To read more about the Keap Street project, google "251 Keap Street", there are more in depth articles by curbed, inhabitat, dnainfo.
Anyone who wants to build shipping container homes in the area, please let me know- I'd love to document it :)

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