Shipping containers repurposed as a studio or kitted out into livable spaces aren’t a new idea. But Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan’s reuse is unique for the fact they converted two shipping containers into a home office and a guest bedroom inside their huge warehouse space in San Francisco (a 3,200-square foot former Chinese laundry and tooth-powder factory).
The home office housed within the second blue container allows Wardell to hole away for work from behind his desk (and in his Aeron chair), where he operates Chester’s Blacksmith Shop, an online art gallery representing a selection of West Coast artists like Mark Ryden, Liz McGrath, Margaret Kilgallen, and Thomas Campbell.
Overhead, a bunk bed/napping nook makes for a great vantage point and place to catch a few zzz’s. It’s a fantastic setup where the work area is separated from the rest of their living area inside an expansive warehouse space, keeping the clutter related to operating a business hidden from view…or rather, contained. Other features include electronically switchable privacy glass and custom made industrial-style exposed plumbing
Like the idea of converting a shipping container into your own home office, for inside or outdoor use? Prices start at $25,000, so start saving!