I built this home a few years back.
Gosh it is more than a few years ago.
Six to be exact.
That’s a long time ago.
It is amazing when looking back on something
and it just doesn’t seem that long ago
and yet it seems like a lifetime ago.
Funny how our memories work that way isn’t it.
It is a traditional home located in Birmingham, Alabama.
It is about 4,000 square feet
The crown in the Dining Room is a carved molding
that I highlighted with gold gilding.
I literally went around the entire Dining Room
with a very small paint brush and highlighted it all.
I do think it is gorgeous!
The whole room has a glow to it.
I choose a gold chandelier with black crystals
which gave the room even more drama.
Upon entering the house the paneled Study is on your right.
The entire room is wrapped in stained paneling
It is an impressive room
where you can
hold an important meeting or curl
up and read a good book.
The male population loves these rooms.
I am pretty fond of them myself.
the room straight ahead is the Great Room.
You can see back into the Foyer
and the Dining Room from here.
The carpenter built
the custom cabinetry
and the mantel.
The mantel has a faux finish
that makes it look like an antique.
and has a gorgeous crystal chandelier.
I can’t imagine a house without a chandelier, or five.
see the staircase
the Eating Area,
bit of glamour sprinkled throughout.
I wonder how the owners have decorated these walls.
The Laundry Room has its own door to the outside,
so it is easy to come inside after working in the yard
and clean up right here.
On the opposite wall there is a sink, upper cabinetry
and the washer and dryer.
On this wall we put bead boarding along the wall to protect it
from getting beat up from coats being hung,
we put a cork board above the coat hooks and
and this one does not disappoint.
The textured walls were painted in a deep burgundy and
a black crystal chandelier hangs above.
of the staircase in the Great Room.
All of the cabinetry is KraftMaid Cabinetry
except for the hood
which was custom built.
have a cathedral ceiling
and we installed wood beams
to give it warmth
and a more relaxed vibe
than the more formal rooms.
This house was in the Parade of Homes
and we won a Silver Award for the house and a
special award for the design of the hood
and the Kitchen itself.
It has its own fireplace
and the door goes out to an enclosed porch
and from there the owners can also get to a large open deck.
The first room you enter is the Sitting Room.
It looks out into the deck and the private backyard beyond that.
The back of this house faces east
so the sun will awaken you each morning.
I love it when a bedroom faces east
telling us it is time to rise each morning.
There are three walls in this bedroom
so there is plenty of room
for dressers and armoires.
the first area you come to is the
Master Bath Foyer
with a full wall mirror with beveled edges,
a chandelier and crystal sconces right and left.
This is a great place for a vanity.
with lots of drawers
hanging space and shelves.
All of the doors are solid wood doors with the
moldings applied and then stained.
Here you can see the details of the custom woodwork.
My husband built the closets.
with a wood stained front,
and a granite backsplash with bronze inlays.
and you can see the second closet at this end.
The mirrors were also custom made and notice that
the sconces sit on top of the mirror itself.
In the center of the room is a large linen cabinet
and on each side a sink vanity with drop in sinks and granite tops.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms,
one with a private bath and the other two bedrooms share a bath
but have their own private vanity areas.
This home also has a two car garage on the main level and
an additional two car plus garage on the lower level.
Houses in Birmingham are mostly built with a basement
under the entire home,
and a great deal of the homeowners finish off that space
for additional living space.
There are some wonderful people living in this home,