This Brooklin, Maine home, designed by architect Adam Kalkin, may not be brand new to the green scene (it was built in 2003), but its unique design still looks so fresh today that I had to write about it.  The beautiful home stretches the boundaries of modern design and is truly a work of art.  It was created by stacking a dozen orange "reclaimed" shipping containers in a T-shape while replacing some of the steel pannels with large windows looking out over the rocky peninsula to Blue Hill Bay. 

With sleek, forward, modern design that looks this great, you're usually looking at a huge price tag.  But by using readily available, inexpensive shipping containers to construct the home, Kalkin managed to keep the price of this stunning home at about $125/square foot. 

The coolest part of Kalkin's designs?  The playfulness of the interior spaces.  The feeling as if there are houses, courtyards, and exterior entrances within the house; there are so many surprises, so much to catch your eye.  Just too cool.





Photo credits: Peter Aaron/Esto.