A former tooth powder warehouse in San Francisco is now a $5.5 million home partially made of shipping containers — see inside

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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  • A 3,600-square-foot house in San Francisco is on the market for $5.5 million.

  • The home is located inside a former laundry and tooth powder warehouse.

  • It has two shipping containers inside that have been converted into a guest room suite and office.

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A San Francisco home  on the market has some unusual details. Industrial buildings turned into lofts aren't exactly unheard of, but the former laundry and tooth powder warehouse is now a luxurious home with two refurbished shipping containers inside of it. 

The house has other amenities too, including a home theater, a two car garage, 11-foot ceilings, and a fully updated roof deck.

2230 Bush Street is listed with Annie Williams of Sotheby's International Real Estate for $5.5 million. See inside.

The 3,600 square foot home is in the Pacific Heights and Fillmore District neighborhoods of San Francisco.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The industrial-looking building was converted from its former life as a tooth powder and laundry warehouse.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The loft has 17 foot tall ceilings in the main living area.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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In a nod to the home's industrial past, two shipping containers are part of the design, used to section of parts of the larger room.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The lower container has a bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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It's one of three bedrooms in the home.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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For an efficient use of space, the container guest bedroom has a Murphy bed.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The "privacy wall" for the guest bathroom goes from clear to opaque based from a switch. The former owners told Dwell that the bathroom was designed to be reminiscent of a ship or train.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Both shipping containers were placed through the roof by crane, after the loft's floor was reinforced to hold the extra weight.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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With open doors, the custom shipping containers look intentional and blend into the home.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The sellers added drywall and a fireplace in the living room.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Listing agent Annie Williams told Business Insider that she thinks those details warm up the concrete space.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The kitchen is part of the large open living space with the living room.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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With an island and seating, separate table, and plenty of counterspace, the kitchen can easily host a family gathering.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Metallic details and hanging light fixtures continue the industrial vibe throughout the main living space.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The other container, stacked on top of the guest bedroom, is a home office.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The container also has a small lofted sleeping area inside, for late working nights.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Outside of shipping containers, the house has two more bedrooms and bathrooms.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Warehouse-style windows flood the upper level bedroom with light.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Concrete walls and the ceiling beams contrast with comfortable bedroom furniture.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The master bedroom has access to a private deck.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The roof, with 800 square feet of outdoor space, is the highlight of the property.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Sellers replaced the roof hot tub with a bar.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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It has professional details, like a drain with spring to wash glasses, and space for two kegs.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The bar even has a heater, plus the fire pit, to make the outdoor area useable in cooler temperatures.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Indoor and outdoor sound systems mean a gathering can take place on the roof and inside.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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Williams noted that with indoor gatherings on hold because of COVID-19, the outdoor space could be a selling point for the house.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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The bar, grill, and seating make large roof deck an ideal place to have a socially distant gathering.

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2230 Bush Street, San Francisco.

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