Three Story Cargo Home
You could argue that North Corktown is one of the hottest and most up and coming locations in the city. Leslie Horn (with her company Three Squared) is on ground floor of the evolution. Given the surplus of international shipping containers (it’s cheaper to build new containers than move empty ones), they are carrying the load in reuse and repurposing of the hearty structures.
Their out-of-the-box thinking literally leverages ‘the box.’ It gathers and assembles containers to bring us colorful and charismatic buildings that challenge the conventional ‘stick and brick’ style homes. The best part is that they can also be assembled in less than a day.
While most people think minimal when it comes to shipping container homes, Leslie’s home went the opposite direction with a super-sized 2,400 sq ft standing tall at 3 stories high. It is a cool, modern and efficient building that has been featured on HGTV and USA Today. Come join Leslie with a home that someday may not be so weird in the future.
Oh, and a bonus, check out Three Squared’s largest development, the Detroit Shipping Company. It’s a mix of world food offerings, drinks and entertainment at 474 Peterboro Street.