The producer of the cult classic movie ‘American Psycho’ is building a shipping container home in the California desert that looks like an exploding star. Take a look inside the Starburst House.

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Meet Chris Hanley, a film producer since 1991 whose credits include “American Psycho” and “Spring Breakers.”

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While film production has taken center stage throughout much of Hanley’s life, he is leaning into another passion of his: commissioning renowned architects to bring innovative homes to life.

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One of these homes is the Invisible House, a mirror-clad, single-story home completed in 2019 that resembles a skyscraper turned on its side.

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The home, which Demi Lovato recently rented out, is located on a 90-acre estate in Joshua Tree, California, that Hanley purchased with his wife, Roberta, in 2006. The pair also have a prefab guest house on the land called the Office of Mobile Design.

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Now, they’re ready to break ground on a third home that they’ve dubbed ‘the Starburst House.”

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Consisting of 21 splayed shipping containers, the home resembles an exploding star.

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London-based architect James Whitaker originally designed the home as an office for an advertising startup in Germany that went under. Since 2017, he has worked with Hanley to adapt the design for the California desert landscape.

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After three years of planning, construction is finally scheduled to start at the end of this year.

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Take a look at this exclusive animation of the home created by Whitaker Studio for Business Insider:

 

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“Each container is orientated to maximize views across the landscape, control light entering the house, or to use the topography to provide privacy, depending on their individual use,” Whitaker told Business Insider.

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So as not to disturb the land, the home will be elevated above the ground by steel plates and posts.

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Containers on the ground level will have glass windows that open to the outside, Hanley told Business Insider.

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The ceiling will rise to a height of almost 34 feet.

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Whereas the Invisible House mirrors the landscape, the Starburst House interprets it, offering 21 “portals” from which to appreciate the surrounding landscape and night sky, Hanley said.

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Inside, the home will span 2,000 square feet and consist of an entry corridor, central living area, kitchen, and shared half bathroom.

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There will also be three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

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