The growing trend of creating houses from recycled shipping containers is headed for Southwest Atlanta.
That’s where the latest project by Evo Haven homebuilders listed Friday with an asking price of $409,900—making it the most expensive listing in Venetian Hills right now.
The empty parcel in question is on a quiet residential street a few blocks west of the Oakland City MARTA station, just south of the BeltLine’s Westside Trail.
Plans for 1297 Elizabeth Avenue call for piecing together several shipping containers to make a two-story dwelling with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus patios and terraces.
The plan’s kitchen, living room, and dining room all open onto an expansive porch, and a raised terrace on the second floor is accessed by a flex space that can function as a bedroom, gym, or office.
“New modern living doesn't get any better than this!” the listing asserts. “The builder's contemporary options are spacious and brilliantly designed with sustainability in mind.”
Listing services indicate it’s the only Venetian Hills property priced over $400,000 at the moment. But a half-dozen houses have traded for more than that in the past year (topping out at $466,000), most of them significantly larger.
According to floor plans, the square footage appears to be around 1,700 covered, with another 800 square feet of terraces and patios, give or take.
Evo Haven is led by South Fulton-based couple Majesty and Elize Gayle, owners of real estate business INTL Realty Partners. Elsewhere, they’re planning a full subdivision of houses built from former cargo containers about 20 miles southwest of downtown in the City of South Fulton.
Their plans, while unique for Atlanta’s suburbs, echo small intown projects created of former cargo containers once used to transport goods in bulk. A similar multi-home venture called Stacks at Wilson is now coming together near Westview Cemetery in Dixie Hills.
Proponents of using recycled shipping containers for home construction say they allow for a stylish, low-maintenance, environmentally responsible, and relatively affordable living option that can stand up to most bouts of weather.
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