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Rustic Refinement

Traditional style and contemporary finishes combine in a Mountain Brook house designed to be a young family’s lifelong home.

Verdant Revival

Renewing the grounds and terraces of a vintage Spanish Colonial Revival manor in Mountain Brook, garden designer Kelly Hulsey gave it a lush setting for alfresco living in keeping with its elegant yet relaxed style.

Why They Matter

The German writer Goethe called architecture “frozen music.” Indeed, historic homes embody the harmonies and rhythms of the past—one of many reasons they deserve to be cherished. We visit four fine examples from around Alabama.

Modern Love

ABOVE Beyond the projecting porch roof, a tall slot window reveals the striking staircase.   It takes a designer with vision to give lackluster old buildings...

The Big Deal about Tiny Houses

Who knew tiny homes would become so big? Not in size, which by definition is less than 500 square feet—sometimes much less. What has mushroomed is...

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