Alamo City native, James Young, has been teaming up with We Say Yes Homes to bring the shipping container home he says is “like living in work of art” to 910 Wyoming Street in the Historic Gardens neighborhood.
The 1,300-square foot home made of four steel containers highlights three rooms, two bathrooms, a parlor, kitchen and lounge area. Gonzales and Young both referenced one of the home’s primary selling focuses, an “astonishing” housetop porch with “extraordinary” perspectives on downtown.
Considering San Antonio’s sometimes sweltering summer temperatures, Gonzales and Young said the ensuring ample insulation was an important part of constructing the steel build. The designer said foam panels are used as a “solid insulator” throughout to maintain the home’s central air and heat.
Young, who has built about 200 traditional homes, said container homes are typically produced off site then arranged at properties using a crane. The process usually takes about 45 days.
However, the Wyoming Street property plans were altered due to surrounding trees the team opted not to touch and instead built on site with the welding help of Matthew Montez.
“We did our very best not to touch the trees,” Young said. “We were really concerned about the footprint we would leave behind.”
Gonzales and Young said community feedback from neighbors and local designers has been positive, with many asking for tours of the home.
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