Steele House is the design/build arm of Tim Steele Design with a focus on container based structures. Since 2009 we have designed and built homes in Upstate New York where the industrial look and feel of the containers are a contrast to the natural landscape while reflecting the vernacular of industrial farm buildings. As early innovators in a trend that is growing worldwide, we are currently exploring residential and commercial structures for urban locations as well as producing prototype modular homes based on 1, 2 and 4 containers. 

Headshot_Tim (2)_blackwhite.jpg


Owner - Steele House

Designing Container Structures since 2008 Interior Designer for 25 years Visual Artist 35 years

Boston University - Masters of Fine Arts Kansas City Art Institute - Bachelors of Fine Art



Senior Architect

Design and construction management with Steele House since 2013. Experience with all building types and structural systems. Registered architect over 40 years.

Harvard Graduate School of Design - Masters Degree Architecture Columbia University - Masters Degree Historic Preservation The Citadel - Bachelors Degree Political Science

Licensed Architect - New York Licensed Architect - Massachusetts Licensed Architect - Rhode Island







Oversees the development of projects from the conceptual design through completion of Construction Document sets and Building Department Filling sets. In addition to experience on container homes & structures, Michael has extensive experience as a Project Architect on high-rise multi-family residential and commercial projects ranging up to 335,000 sf.

Wentworth Institute of Technology - Bachelors & Masters Degree Architecture

Licensed Architect - New York


Tim Steele is the founder of Steele House and Tim Steele Design LCC, working in three distinct but related disciplines: art, interiors, and structures.

With solo and group exhibitions spanning 30 years, Tim’s abstract pieces are shown in galleries, public spaces and in private collections around the world. His primary pieces are comprised of individually painted panels that are arranged and re-arranged like puzzle pieces until the final image falls into place; one in which interlocking strokes of utter simplicity unite, resulting in a complex arrangement that is in some areas flat and in others creates the illusion of astonishing depth. For more information, click here.

An extension of his painting, Tim’s design work on interiors developed from art patrons desires to have spaces that highlight art while expressing welcome and comfort. Whether modern or rustic, commercial or residential, a Tim Steele interior expresses an ease of use and comfort without fussiness. His interior work ranges from NYC apartments to 8,000 square foot homes, and from private offices to entire commercial floors. For more information, click here.

Tim’s upstate retreat, a farm in Livingston Manor, NY, inspired an interest in unique structures large and small. From outdoor summer kitchens to treehouses to dwelling structures, Tim is combining recycled and new materials to create structures that are both livable and distinctive. Collaborating with architects, he has created four custom houses made of recycled shipping containers and is developing a line of modular container structures that can be used in urban and rural environments.

All images © 2017 STEELE HOUSE. All rights reserved.