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This 1,808-square-foot home on Inman Street in Ferndale was constructed from 5 ½ shipping containers. Stylish Detroit, Detroit Free Press

FERNDALE, Michigan – Its two-story, .

Inside the front door, a floating staircase tailored from wood and steel leads up to the living room, dining room and kitchen. The bedrooms and laundry are on the first floor.

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors at one end of the second-story’s open floor plan lead onto a balcony that overlooks the backyard. The kitchen features tiled backsplashes and a custom-made island made of reclaimed wood.

It’s a home built for entertaining guests.

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