Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1109 Birmingham Home Tour

A few years back I built this home in Birmingham, Alabama. Yesterday in my post about choosing hollow core doors vs solid core doors, I shared a couple of photographs from this house that I am going to show you today.

Come on in!

This home was in the Birmingham Parade of Homes. It has 4 bedroom and 3-1/2 baths and it has 3200 sq ft of finished space plus a 3 car garage.
Lets turn around and look at the front door from the inside of this home. 
Here is a close up of the door casing with a festoon in the center, egg and dart moulding, fluted casing on each side of the door casing with Corinthian capitals at the top and then crown at the very top.
 There is a large chandelier in the foyer and elaborate ceiling detail. 
Here is a view into the foyer from upstairs.
A close up of the staircase shows the shadow boxes going up the stairs and the iron staircase details. Notice the arched opening into the Great Room.
Immediately to the right coming in the front door is the dining room. 
A crystal chandelier hangs over the table.
 An bump out at the dining room window allows room for a settee.
Heavy chair rail and shadow boxes give this Dining Room extra detail.
From this view you can see the Butlers Pantry. Whenever possible I tried to included a Butlers Pantry. My grandparents home had a one and it just sort of stuck with me. The cabinetry is KraftMaid.
As you pass through the Butlers Pantry you enter the kitchen, eating area and the Keeping Room, which is all one large open space. Arched windows flank both sides of the fireplace mantel.
The Keeping Room has a cathedral ceiling with board and batten installed between each beam. Notice there are two ceiling fans - one over the Keeping Room space and one over the Eating Area space. All of the Kitchen cabinetry is KraftMaid.
From this view you can see the kitchen with shelves built into the island, granite countertops and a view into the Dining Room. That door you see on the left is the laundry room which is across from the Butlers Pantry.
From this angle you can see the loft on the 2nd floor.
The eating area has a built-in buffet and hutch, with a board and batten backsplash and a granite countertop.
This is a view from the loft down into the keeping room.
From the keeping room you can see into the Great Room. There are triple arched cased openings into this room.

There is a coffered ceiling in the Great Room.
Both of the fireplaces are gas burning fireplaces. This mantel is cast stone.
From this angle of the Great Room you can see into the Kitchen.
All of the spaces here are open to each other.
Here you can see back into the Foyer and a peek into the Master Bedroom.
This is your view coming directly from the Foyer into the Great Room.
 Back in the Foyer is the Guest Bathroom. 
I have a thing for chandeliers.

The Master Bedroom is off of the Foyer on the 1st floor.
This Master Bedroom has an abundance of natural light.

Going into the Master Bathroom you can see the built-in vanity.
Those are two custom glass windows above the vanity allowing natural light and the beauty of the leaded glass at the same time.
privacy and natural light
Across from the vanity is the whirlpool tub.
I created a custom mirror above the tub with tile insets. 
Arched casing at the top.

There are two individual sink vanities in the Master Bathroom.

Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an open Loft with a wet bar, which includes an under the counter refrigerator and a microwave.
The Loft looks down into the Keeping Room.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. I certainly enjoyed building this house.

Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style
From My Front Porch To Yours
Common Ground
French Country Cottage
My Romantic Home 


  1. How incredibly beautiful! The house and the furnishings are wonderful.

  2. Gorgeous house. I love the arched doorways.
    Mary Alice

  3. Oh my, this home is breathtaking! I am so glad I got to take the tour! We didn't build our home and there is an arched door going from our entry/ almost great room area that leads you into the master bedroom. I didn't care for it because it seemed too modern. The molding around it makes all the difference in the world. Now I know what I want to do after Christmas. lol! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Stunning home! thanks for sharing!

  5. Patty,
    A beautiful home with much detail in the furniture. I love the little cherubs that hang on the wall. Thank you for sharing the home tour with us. I enjoyed browsing through all the rooms.

    Have a merry week.


  6. beautiful home Patty. Love the details you put into it

  7. What a beautiful home. So many gorgeous details.

  8. Hi Patty,

    I was so impressed by the entrance way of this beautiful home, in addition to the keeping room, kitchen and dining room! Love all the architectural detail and the colours in general. It is a warm and welcoming place and thanks for sharing it, I really enjoyed the tour!

    Merry Christmas!


  9. Didn't know you build homes Patty?! Fabulous work! Love all the details and definitely a dream home!

  10. Oh, my! What a gorgeous home! I certainly enjoyed the tour. Merry Christmas.
    Shelia ;)

  11. Wow, this home is absolutely gorgeous! Everything about it says "Southern Charm!"

  12. Oh I could move right in! Thank you for sharing this gem. Christmas blessings to you and yours.

  13. Hi Patty! I spent the first 25 years of my life in Birmingham...it is so pretty with the hills...I miss them. This home is just lovely and it has so many gorgeous details that you added. Did you build it as a "spec" house? I saw that it was in the Parade of Homes. My daddy used to be a home builder and the Parade was a big event each year.


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