Named after our Head Interior Designer, our first ABODE³ prototype build is something that we are extremely proud of. We took liberties with this build and pushed ourselves beyond our comfort zone to prove just what could be done with shipping container architecture. This 320 sqft studio unit is fully customized with unique touches such as sleek matte black kitchen cabinets, handmade encaustic tile in the huge walk-in shower, limewashed plaster walls, and wood furnishings that have been finished in the “Shou Sugi Ban” ancient Japanese technique.

The interior design on this particular unit was done by Chelsea Ridd, in a beautiful ‘boho-chic’ style that feels cozy and welcoming from the moment you step through the front door.

Read about all of the custom features below, then contact us to see the unit in person and get pricing for this extremely unique, very high-end luxury unit before it’s too late!



Two 20ft Containers
320 sqft
1 Bath

*Meets Salt Lake City
ADU size requirements.

*Can be placed at ground level
or as an above-garage suite.


Exterior Finishes

  • Exterior Paint in Sherwin Williams DTM ‘Black Magic’

  • ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ Charred Cedar Shiplap Siding*

  • Modern Entrance Wall with Redwood Slat Siding*

  • Sand Black 2-Light Integrated-LED Wall Mount Entrance Lamp

  • 20A GFCI Outlet with Black While-in-use Weatherproof Outlet Cover

  • Monopitch Roof with 4’ Front Deck Overhang 


  • Samsung Top Freezer Refrigerator in Black Stainless Steel

  • Summit Two-Burner Digital Induction Cooktop with 7-piece Cookware Set

  • Toshiba Digital Convection/Toaster Oven in Black Stainless Steel

  • IKEA Kungsbacka Cabinets in Matte Black

  • 3CM Granite Countertop in ‘Absolute Black’

  • Jet Black Basalt Picket Limestone Mosaic Backsplash

  • Delta Trinsic Faucet in Matte Black

  • Black Single Bowl Quartz Undermount Kitchen Sink

  • Knotty Alder Box Shelves with LED Ambient Lighting*

Living and Sleeping Area

  • Open Concept Living

  • 8’5” Ceiling Height Throughout

  • 8’ Therma-Tru Full-lite Door with Low-E Glass in Sherwin Williams Sher-cryl ‘Tricorn Black’

  • Schlage Latitude Lever and Z-Wave Touchscreen Deadbolt in Matte Black

  • Andersen 100 Series Low-E Double-glazed Composite Windows Throughout

  • 8’ x 8’ Window Wall in Living Area

  • Recessed LED Wafer Lighting

  • Recessed Full-length LED Channel Ambient Lighting**

  • Plastered Drywall Finished in Limestrong ‘Umber’ Limewash

  • ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ Knotty Alder Columns*

  • Lutron Rocker Switches and Diva CL Dimmers

  • Leviton 20A Tamper Resistant Outlets (3.6A USB Outlet in Bedroom)

  • Distressed Brown Hickory Laminate Flooring

  • Knotty Alder Baseboards

  • ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ Doug Fir Room Divider*

  • Sleeping Area Accommodates Queen-sized Bed

  • ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ Doug Fir Bedside Shelf*

  • Black Recessed Window Casing/Ledges

  • Built-in IKEA PAX Wardrobe*

  • Full-height ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ Cedar Sliding Bathroom Door*


  • West Elm Wright Mid-century Modern Vanity with Brass Drawer Pulls*

  • 2CM Quartz Countertop in White Marble Effect

  • White Vitreous China Oval Vessel Sink

  • Delta Trinsic Faucet and Bathroom Fixtures in Champagne Brass

  • Plastered Drywall Finished in Portola Paints ‘Gray Matter’ Limewash

  • Delta Foundations 2-piece Elongated Toilet in White

  • 32” Brass Round Mirror and ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ Redwood Sunrise Shelf*

  • West Elm Sculptural Glass Globe Pendant

  • 35”x78” Frameless Glass Shower Panel

  • Diagonal Pattern Multi-width Wood Plank Porcelain Floor Tile in ‘Midnight Black’

  • 60” Full-width Linear Shower Drain with Tile-insert

  • Herringbone Pattern Wood Plank Porcelain Shower Wall Tile in ‘Carson Ridge Brown’

  • Geometric Triangle Pattern Hexagon Encaustic Cement Accent Shower Wall Tile in ‘Nola Black’

  • Shower Window ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ Cedar Planter Box*

  • Delta Trinsic Ceiling Mount Rain Shower Head in Champagne Brass

  • Delta Breez 50 CFM Whisper-quiet Bathroom Fan

Energy Efficiency

  • All LED Lighting

  • Energy Star Appliances

  • R-21 Closed-cell Spray Foam Insulation in Walls

  • R-35 Closed-cell Spray Foam Insulation in Subfloor

  • R-21 Closed-cell Spray Foam Insulation + R-30 Rigid Foam Insulation in Ceiling (R-50+ Total)

  • Low-E Double-glazed Andersen Windows

  • Low-E Double-glazed Therma-Tru Entrance Door

  • High Seer Energy Efficient Mini Split Heat Pump

  • Energy Efficient Propane Tankless Water Heater

  • Square-D Homeline Solar-Ready Electrical Panel 

* Denotes a Custom-built or Custom-modified Feature
** Denotes a MOD³ DESIGN Exclusive Feature