Cordell House is located in the Brooke Smith Addition at 206 Cordell. It was developed by Numen Development, L.P. and designed by architect Christopher Robertson of Robertson Design. The house is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1858 sf single-story residence on a single 5000 sf lot. Its steel structural shell, made from recycled shipping containers, is an extremely durable and materially efficient building system. The roof and floors are structural insulated panels, which significantly exceed code-required insulation values. The project also features an on-demand hot water heater, extremely high-efficiency Unico A/C system, RenewAire energy recovery ventilation system, bamboo flooring, low-emission paints and fiberboard products, energy efficient appliances, and efficient plumbing and electrical fixtures.
Numen Development attempts to divert shop waste products to recycling resources whenever possible, and does not maintain dumpsters at either the warehouse or on the jobsite. Cordell House produced 10 contractor bags of trash during the ENTIRE building process. The emphasis on waste reduction extends to choices of building materials. No sheetrock was used in the project, and wood framing was minimal.