PV14 - 2 Story 3 Bedroom Shipping Container Home, Dallas, Texas

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About M Gooden Design

ArchitectM Gooden Design
Area3700 sf
LocationDallas, Texas, USA
PhotographyWade Griffith, Kurt Griesbach

This 3 bedroom shipping container home is located not far from White Rock Park, at the same street, and it is one of the highest elevations in Dallas, Texas, and it is about 100’ above White Rock Lake’s surface. The lake is just about 1,000 feet away to the southwest.

To create a unique design and to build a modern and unequalled house were the main purposes for the architects. The residence should be appropriate to the specific site and the technologies for house’s erection should be readily available, but at the same time not very often used in nowadays residence building. The house is a two-story single family residence which includes small penthouse with roof deck access. There are 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, ground level entertainment area, 2 car garage + storage bay, porte cochere, large roof deck with panoramic view and elevated covered porches adjacent to main living areas.

The majestic scenery of the lake, the trees all around it and the City can be seen from the 2 story shipping container home. And that is the main advantage of house’s high location and its axis is aligned with the City street grid to the Southwest.

The goal of elevation of living areas is to create more comfortable conditions for living, the designers wanted to separate the 3 bedroom shipping container home from the street traffic activity near the house and to make the views better.

The using of overhangs and porches is perfect decision for protecting windows from direct sunlight. And this clever solution helps also to capture the natural light, so it reduces energy bills. And nothing interrupts the picturesque scenery.

For reducing energy costs and extending the life of the roof the architects equipped the 3 bedroom shipping container home’s roof deck with a solar screen, applied to the insulated single-ply membrane.

The residence was built from concrete, steel structures, prefab steel modules - 40ft shipping containers, masonry and glass. All of these elements are combined and create really unique and comfortable design.

Floor plans, facades and sections

Construction video

About M Gooden Design

Our vision is strong, so is our heart. We lead the design process with inspiration and excitement.

Our collaborative, transparent design process guides our choices and recommendations during programming, concept development, product selection, detailing, and material specification.


The process begins with spending time with our clients, where together we understand project goals and parameters, gather inspiration images, define the program requirements - including the “must-haves” and “wish list” items - and ultimately, discover the project’s identity.


The design phase is full of exploration. Using 2D space planning, 3D modeling, and emerging technologies, we develop a curated and appropriate scheme. We intently focus on site-specific planning, massing, orientation, and materials, as we bring our client’s vision into reality.


We will work with a reliable group of engineers and consultants to develop the required documentation for permitting and construction. Our team will work hard to ensure all the details and consultants are fully coordinated to uphold the architectural integrity and design intent of the project.


Our team seeks to partner with the most trusted construction experts in the area. We will facilitate introductions between the client and contractor to help determine the best suited for the project. Our value during the pre-construction phase includes vetting and verifying contractor pricing and guiding the bid negotiation process.


We take pride in creating clear, comprehensive permit and construction documents. We believe that a contractor needs the proper manual to successfully execute a vision. We provide a thorough set of documents in order to eliminate guesswork and to establish expectations. Through extensive code study and experience, our team efficiently navigates the complex permitting process with the city to ensure the project proceeds on track.


Our team will remain closely engaged during the construction process. You’ll find us observing progress on site, providing details and information to the contractor, reviewing shop drawings, reinforcing the schedule, and protecting the design intent through completion.

Our studio specializes in authentic, content-driven solutions informed by the natural environment, balancing bold expression and creative restraint. We create buildings that are honest, highly-crafted, thoughtful, and uniquely beautiful.

Address3720 Canton St Suite 102, Dallas, TX 75226, United States
Phone+1 214-932-9121

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PV14 - 2 Story 3 Bedroom Shipping Container Home, Dallas, Texas