PV14 Container House, Dallas, TX, USA

The PV14 Container House is a modern contemporary Container Home that boasts 2 levels of entertaining and living areas, a 1,400 sq ft roof deck that can fit up to 150 people, a 40ft long swimming pool on the ground floor and a 360 degree view of a Lake and the sparkling lights of downtown Dallas TX. Located directly across from White Rock Park, the PV14 Container House is at one of the highest elevations in the city.

Created by Architect Matt Gooden from M Gooden Design, the entire first floor of the PV14 Container House has been dedicated to entertaining and has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool, a large space for an entertainment center, fire place, and small kitchen. While this space is beautiful, it’s the second and third floors that are the true stunners.

The second floor, which is also made of shipping containers, is built for living—each of the corners features a bedroom or den with a corresponding balcony. There is also a smaller entertaining area, and a kitchen, which Gooden described as “the command center—it’s almost like this is where you pilot the space ship that is this house.”

The third floor, which Gooden calls “the star of the show,” is also dedicated to entertaining. A small entryway gives way to two outdoor decks which offer viewers a 360° view of White Rock Lake and downtown and are designed to hold up to 150 people

From the Architects:

The primary goals were to design and build a modern residence that has a unique character, that responds to its specific location, and that employs the unique construction technologies not often used in current residential construction.

With an elevated site and its long axis aligned directly with the city street grid to the southwest, the house was positioned to take advantage of the outstanding views across the lake, over the trees, and to downtown Dallas. Primary living areas are elevated to separate them from the street traffic activity below. Extensive use of overhangs and porches shields windows from direct sunlight while still utilizing natural light and not obstructing the beautiful views. The roof deck serves as a solar screen to the insulated single-ply membrane roof below, reducing energy costs and extending the life of the roof itself. The house is intended to express honesty from which it is built, with concrete floors, exposed steel structure, masonry, glass, and (14) steel shipping containers as primary elements.

The PV14 Container House Metrics

  • Single Family Residence
  • Two-Story plus small penthouse (roof deck access)
  • Approximately 3,700 SF
  • 3 Bedroom + Den, 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Ground Level Entertainment Area
  • 2 Car Garage + Storage Bay
  • Porte Cochere
  • Large Roof Deck with panoramic view
  • Elevated covered porches adjacent to main living areas


Courtesy Of: M Gooden Design PV14house.com

Photos Courtesy of: Wade Griffith, Kurt Griesbach