According to Compass’ weekly report, the most expensive home that went under contract in Brooklyn last week was a Williamsburg townhouse made out of shipping containers.

The house was completed in 2016 by Brooklyn restaurateurs Joe and Kim Carroll, who also run the Belgian beer bars Spuyten Duyvil and Anselm. The single-family home at 2 Monitor Street is under contract for $5 million, or $833 per square foot. It contains five bedrooms, four bathrooms, three terraces, and a cinema room with stadium seating, all designed by architect-firm LOT-EK, according to

The 3,500-square-foot building has two driveways, one in the front and one in the back, making it highly convenient and attractive in the crowded, parking-constrained neighborhood. There’s also a garage, a den/music room, and another small bedroom for staff or visitors on the cellar level.

The four-story home, which resembles a big rectangle cut at an odd angle, was built on a 25-by-100-foot corner lot is made from 21 shipping containers “cleverly stacked” together to form a slanted shape.

The site notes that “to assemble the dwelling on the small corner lot, the architects placed three containers side by side, and sliced them at an angle before they cleverly stacked them together in a manner that formed the four-floor home’s slanted shape.”

Thanks to the architects for making such a remarkable, appealing building out of material that would otherwise have gone to a landfill, as well as a wonderfully unique residential addition to the historic area.

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