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Dallas home is made from shipping containers

A Dallas architect has taken 14 shipping containers and transformed them into a stunningly modern 3,700-square-foot three-bedroom home.

The home, dubbed ‘PV14’, also boasts a 1,400 sq ft roof deck that can fit up to 150 people, a 40ft long swimming pool on the ground floor and a 360 degree view of White Rock Lake and the sparkling lights of the city’s downtown.  

Matt Mooney wanted to stay true to the materials that became the foundation for his home.

Dallas architect Matt Mooney first dreamed up the idea for a home built out of shipping containers more than 25 years ago

The home features a 40-foot-long swimming pool and is located in White Rock Lake, a neighborhood of Dallas

The home features a 40-foot-long swimming pool and is located in White Rock Lake, a neighborhood of Dallas

The home's open-floor first level is dedicated to entertaining. Pictured is an open kitchen and living room

The home’s open-floor first level is dedicated to entertaining. Pictured is an open kitchen and living room

A man works on a Mac computer in the open kitchen and living room area of the home

A man works on a Mac computer in the open kitchen and living room area of the home

The ceilings have been left exposed and the shipping container gates remained unpainted when they were converted into bedroom doors.

Architect Michael Gooden, who worked with Mooney on PV14, said the designers wanted people to know what they were standing in when they stepped into the home.

Gooden said the house’s walls are made of sheet rock, which would make the home look ‘normal’ if the ceilings weren’t left exposed, he told D Magazine.

Because the walls of the shipping containers were removed, Gooden said columns had to be placed around the house to restore structural integrity to the materials.

A construction worker works on the railing for a staircase in the home. The house's walls are made of sheet rock

A construction worker works on the railing for a staircase in the home. The house’s walls are made of sheet rock

A child looks up at the home built of 14 shipping containers, which is pictured while under construction

A child looks up at the home built of 14 shipping containers, which is pictured while under construction

Shipping containers were stacked in place via a crane and the help of construction workers

Shipping containers were stacked in place via a crane and the help of construction workers

Pictured is an interior of the home while it was under construction

Pictured is an interior of the home while it was under construction

A child walks along the under-construction floor. Spray foam was used between the building layers, to provide insulation that the containers can't provide

A child walks along the under-construction floor. Spray foam was used between the building layers, to provide insulation that the containers can’t provide

The staircases to different floors parallel each other, as this image shows

The staircases to different floors parallel each other, as this image shows

Spray foam was also used between the building layers, to provide insulation that the containers can’t provide, according to Inhabitat.

But one of the most striking uses of the containers is the two-story, glass-paneled tower that overlooks and mirrors the shape of the house’s long, slim pool, which carries the tower’s reflection.

On the house’s open-floor first level, which is dedicated to entertaining, the polished cement used for the ground corresponds to the sleek steel of the shipping containers revealed overhead.

The upstairs levels are outfitted with maple wood floors to complement the views of the nearby park and lake, which provide a wallpaper for the house thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.

Pictured is a view of the finished living area, taken from the kitchen. A man is pictured walking up the stairs

Pictured is a view of the finished living area, taken from the kitchen. A man is pictured walking up the stairs

The bathroom features two mirrors and a mirror cabinet. It also has two sinks. It opens on to the bedroom

The bathroom features two mirrors and a mirror cabinet. It also has two sinks. It opens on to the bedroom

Pictured is another view of the large and open first-floor, which features a small dining area and a snug area with a beanbag chair

Pictured is another view of the large and open first-floor, which features a small dining area and a snug area with a beanbag chair

Pictured is one of the home's three bedrooms. The upstairs levels are outfitted with maple wood floors to complement the views of the nearby park and lake

Pictured is one of the home’s three bedrooms. The upstairs levels are outfitted with maple wood floors to complement the views of the nearby park and lake

Pictured is a view from the stairwell showing the open first floor

Pictured is a view from the stairwell showing the open first floor

A chair with angular supports is in the foreground of this image of the open first floor

A chair with angular supports is in the foreground of this image of the open first floor

Pictured is a view of the 1,400-foot deck outside the home which offers views of the surrounding area

Pictured is a view of the 1,400-foot deck outside the home which offers views of the surrounding area

Pictured is a twilight view of the home, which comes complete with a pathway and a wall that appears to be made of wooden stumps

Pictured is a twilight view of the home, which comes complete with a pathway and a wall that appears to be made of wooden stumps

Deep porches protect the home from direct sunlight while still allowing natural light to seep in, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Mooney knew he wanted to build a home out of shipping containers more than 25 years ago, but it was only just recently he and his wife Barbara, a retired nurse, found the perfect spot – in the same neighborhood, White Rock Lake, where they had lived for 23 years.

A crew of 18-wheelers, with an audience of 200 people, transported the shipping containers to the chosen spot, which is on one of the highest elevations in the city – offering one of the best views.

And after more than two years of design and construction, and a final tour for the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the couple had been planning to finally move into their new home .

Pictured is a daytime view of the home. Deep porches protect the home from direct sunlight while still allowing natural light to seep in

Pictured is a daytime view of the home. Deep porches protect the home from direct sunlight while still allowing natural light to seep in

The home offers views of Dallas (far left), a Texas city that anchors the nation's fourth-largest metropolitan area

The home offers views of Dallas (far left), a Texas city that anchors the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area

The house's walls are made of sheet rock, which would make the home look 'normal' if the ceilings weren't left exposed,

The house’s walls are made of sheet rock, which would make the home look ‘normal’ if the ceilings weren’t left exposed,

Pictured is a nighttime view of the home. One of the most striking uses of the containers is the two-story, glass-paneled tower that overlooks and mirrors the shape of the house's long, slim pool, which carries the tower's reflection

Pictured is a nighttime view of the home. One of the most striking uses of the containers is the two-story, glass-paneled tower that overlooks and mirrors the shape of the house’s long, slim pool, which carries the tower’s reflection

Pictured is another nighttime view of the home. Matt Mooney wanted to stay true to the materials that became the foundation for his home

Pictured is another nighttime view of the home. Matt Mooney wanted to stay true to the materials that became the foundation for his home

It was only just recently Mooney and his wife Barbara, a retired nurse, found the perfect spot to build their home

It was only just recently Mooney and his wife Barbara, a retired nurse, found the perfect spot to build their home

When they built their home, they had been living in the White Rock Lake neighborhood for 23 years

When they built their home, they had been living in the White Rock Lake neighborhood for 23 years

Pictured is another view of the home while it was under construction

Pictured is another view of the home while it was under construction

A container is being lifted onto the home. The Dallas skyline appears in the distance across White Rock Lake

A container is being lifted onto the home. The Dallas skyline appears in the distance across White Rock Lake

A crew of 18-wheelers, with an audience of 200 people, transported the shipping containers to the chosen spot

A crew of 18-wheelers, with an audience of 200 people, transported the shipping containers to the chosen spot

The containers are pictured being placed on top of each other during the construction of the home

The containers are pictured being placed on top of each other during the construction of the home

A shipping container lies on a wooden design against a majestic blue and cloudy sky

A shipping container lies on a wooden design against a majestic blue and cloudy sky

A truck carries a shipping container to the work site. Pictured in the background is Dallas

A truck carries a shipping container to the work site. Pictured in the background is Dallas

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