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Rare Atlanta shipping-container home undergoes $150K discount in Old Fourth Ward

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This $499K opportunity to be “coolest kid on the block” has been on, off market since summer 2018

Two stacked homes built of shipping containers in Atlanta.
In question is the mint-green home at left.
Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services; photography via previous Sellect Realty listing

UPDATE: Listing agent Len Kwilos with Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services sends word that new photos of the home’s updated interior are now available here. “Since the old photos were published,” Kwilos explains, “the seller has reconfigured the interiors; removing some walls, removing a staircase and completely changing the floorplan on the top floor to create an owner’s suite with separate sitting area and office.”

Standing for more than a decade in Old Fourth Ward, this pair of three-story moderns built of shipping containers has been the subject of magazine articles and an HGTV appearance over the years, which speaks to the rarity of this construction type in Atlanta.

The notoriety, however, hasn’t translated to a sale for the option on the left, now discounted by a collective $150,000.

It was initially listed at $649,000 in August 2018, configured as a duplex with two kitchens and just two bedrooms. About a half-dozen price changes and one busted contract have happened since then, listings records indicate. At one point, it was yanked from the market for a while.

A previous listing advised that “the house could easily be converted to a three-bedroom, three-bath single-family home” for buyers who’d prefer to not share a steel floor or ceiling with renters.

Indications are that that might have happened, as the property is now being marketed as having three bedrooms and three bathrooms across 1,920 square feet. But just one exterior listing photo is provided.

The breakdown across three floors now, per the latest listing: open living and a kitchen with new black stainless appliances on the first; two bedrooms with en-suite baths on the second; and the entire top floor now functions as a master suite with a sitting area and office space.

Collectively, it’s apparently a chance to “be the coolest kid on the block!”

Marketing materials tout the lack of HOA fees for townhome-like living and namedrop the Waldo’s Old Fourth Ward mixed-use hub a block away, which is officially under construction as of this week.

It’s located two blocks south of Edgewood Avenue’s nightlife, and just north of the area’s MARTA station, where modern-style townhomes have been cropping up the past few years.

The revised price, as listed this week with Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services, is $499,000. New listing photos are scant, but these from the 2018 listing lend an idea what the property’s proportions entail.

A living room and kitchen in a shipping container house.
A living, kitchen, and (behind) office space in the upper portion, as configured before.
A living room with a view across Atlanta.
Upstairs living.
A kitchen with green cabinetry and exposed ducts.
The upstairs kitchen arrangement.
A bedroom with huge windows and a zebra rug on the floor.
A main bedroom of three included.
A modern downstairs space with a lot of windows and a spiral stair.
An entry and spiral stair in what had been considered the second unit.
A modern white bedroom with a ceiling fan overhead.
Up to a main bedroom.
A bathroom with white walls and funky brown tile.
A downstairs bathroom.
A living room with a long gray couch and checkered flooring.
Living space positioned at the back.
A kitchen space with orange chairs.
A garage with two vintage automobiles and the glassy walls of a home overhead.
The drive-under garage in back.