House Plans

English Village • Dutch Colonial

Blackmon Rogers Architects LLC
205.447.1226  /
Landscape architect:
Environmental Design Studio, Inc. • 205.585.8414 • 205.223.6367

Though Dutch Colonial might not be the most obvious choice for a neighborhood named English Village, the surrounding streets are filled with more diverse architectural styles than the name suggests. Sited on a neighborhood-typical 50’-0” wide lot, flexible spaces and interiors extend into the landscape. (The architects chose an empty lot on Park Lane as their muse.) The sidewalk, motor court, front porch, and entrance hall set up a leisurely progression from public to private space. The dining room could just as easily be used as a study or library depending on the owner’s needs. The large living room/kitchen is a bit spills out onto a large back porch with views of Shades Valley. Adjacent to the kitchen, an ample pantry can be closed off when needed. Upstairs bedrooms provide privacy for the family. The master bedroom opens to a sleeping porch and valley view.

The symmetrical form is relatively simple, familiar, and approachable. The Gambrel roof that wraps around the second floor helps disguise the height and keep the scale appropriate to the lot size. A mixture of small and large spaces provides flexibility over time. In addition to the motor court, the landscape plan provides a variety of inviting exterior spaces including an herb garden, private court, and elegant rear lawn.

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths (excludes basement)
Heated area: 2, 165 square feet
Porches and decks: 567 square feet
Ceiling heights: First floor: 10 feet / Second floor: 9 feet / Basement 9 feet
Foundation: Basement / native stone veneer
NOTE: An elevator can be provided in stacked closets next to the stair for convenience or neccessity.

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To Purchase Working Drawings:
Blackmon Rogers Architects LLC / 205.447.1226

Homewood • Craftsman Bungalow

Joe Ellis / DWELLing Architecture

For the better part of the last half-century, the trend in residential development has been to push the living spaces to the rear of the residence, which has resulted in an introverted model separating family life from the activity and liveliness of the surrounding neighborhood.  The design of this home, while providing private areas for the family, changes this trend by creating public spaces that enhance the connection of the interior spaces to the front yard, and encourages the social aspect inherent along the streets of traditional Birmingham neighborhoods.  The placement of the main living and dining room at the front of the home, along with a covered porch and exterior patio, allows defined areas for meeting with neighbors or greeting friends strolling along the sidewalk. The architecture builds upon the existing precedent and heritage of older homes by providing and enhancing the opportunity for the incidental encounters, as well as planned gatherings that build relationships and sense of community. This project would work well as an infill project in the more dense neighborhoods, such as the Edgewood neighborhood in Homewood, or Crestline.

4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms
Heated Area: 2, 790 square feet
Porches: 536 square feet
Ceiling Heights:
First floor: 9 feet /
Second Floor: 8 feet
Crawlspace Foundation

To Purchase Working Drawings:
Joe Ellis/ DWELLing Architecture

Forest Park • Storybook Tudor

Barry DeLozier / TurnKey Designs

Developed in 1914, Birmingham’s Forest Park neighborhood flourished during the building boom of the 1920s when residential architecture was influenced by the motion picture industry.  This storybook Tudor lives large even in the middle of a city block, with multiple outdoor entertainment areas (a terrace, two porches and a courtyard), three fireplaces (in a main level study, great room, and upstairs den) and four bedrooms, each with private access to a bath.

An upstairs den offers plenty of shared space for children or teenagers. The downstairs master bedroom and bath gains privacy on the lower level and opens to the breezeway.

4 Bedrooms
3-1/2 Baths
Heated Area: 2, 988 square feet
Main Level: 1, 918 square feet
Upstairs: 1, 070 square feet
Ceiling Heights: Main Level 10 feet
Great Room: 16 feet
Upstairs: 9 feet
Porches: 480 square feet
Available with crawl space foundation (shown), basement or slab

To Purchase Working Drawings:
Barry DeLozier / TurnKey Designs
205.368.4516 /

Crestline • Neighborhood Cottage

Wm. Brian Jernigan Inc.
Residential & Interior design

This plan is ideal for understated family living. The exterior is clad in horizontal siding with a cedar shake roof. There is a deep front porch with Greek Doric columns, blue stone pavers, and a copper gas lantern. Upon entering the front door you find the stairs, to the right, with windows above that flood the entry with sunlight. Formal dining is to the left with a china closet and built-in cabinet at the end of the room. A recess for a sideboard leaves a generous amount of space for a large dining table or family dinners. An archway leads to the family kitchen and living room beyond. The two parts of this family area is separated with a large beam to define each area. The kitchen features a 12-foot island—large enough for half a dozen bar stools. Conveniences also include a separate refrigerator and freezer and walk in pantry as well as an informal dining banquette. The living room features a large masonry fireplace and built-in space for a flat screen TV. Double French doors lead to a large screened porch with fireplace and grill.

The master bedroom is large and has light from three sides. There is a private entrance to the screened porch. The adjacent bathroom offers his and her vanities and a freestanding tub.

The second floor (not shown) contains three bedrooms and a kid’s den with future space for a fourth bedroom or home office.

4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 Baths
Heated Area: 3, 144 square feet
First floor:  1, 877 square feet
Second floor:  1, 267 square feet
Future bedroom or office:  382 square feet (not included)

Porches:  562 square feet
Ceiling heights: Both floors 10 feet
Foundation: crawl space

To Purchase Working Drawings:
Wm. Brian Jernigan Inc.
Residential & Interior design

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