Inspiration Home 2018

Discover the latest design offerings, furnishings, and finishes from local designers and vendors inside the 2018 Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home located in the family-oriented community of Homewood.

Photos by Jean Allsopp

Tucked into the heart of the Homewood community, the 2018 Inspiration Home nestles beautifully alongside its Edgewood neighbors thanks to its appropriate scale and classic character. “A little restraint can go a long way,” says architect Richard Long, who partnered with builders Kevin Gann and John Bryant of Francis Bryant Construction and design liaison Jan Ware of Jan Ware Designs for this project.

Though it appears humble at first glance, the home showcases grand style in materials and finishes. “You would never know this house offers three levels of living space and more than 4,500 square feet,” says Kevin. “That is exactly what we were striving for in this design.” Adds Jan, “This is not a fussy house at all. With the main living areas all located on one level, it’s an ideal home for a young family or for empty-nesters.”

Dormer windows up top and floor-to-ceiling windows below (all from Southern Sash) add to the cottage feel of the house, along with red cedar, hand-split roofing shakes from Emack Slate Co. In keeping with the quaint exterior, the surrounding landscape, designed and installed by Falkner Gardens, includes FireRock pavers placed in the beautifully manicured lawn.

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Along with the design team, local sponsors and vendors worked to create timeless spaces filled with the latest in furnishings and accents, a well as the newest technology innovations. The home also offers plenty of outdoor entertaining options on the front porch, back porch with outdoor fireplace, and grilling porch. In addition, the house includes a daylight basement, a rare and much desired feature in Homewood. Consisting of a media room, bedroom, bathroom, and carport, the basement completes the floorplan with plenty of room for overnight guests, game nights, and football-watching parties.

Entry by Stock & Trade
Media Room by At Home Furnishings
Master Bedroom by Pam Evans of Maison
Bedroom by Three Sheets
Kitchen by Long & Long Design, Francis Bryant Construction, and Jan Ware Designs
Family Room by Defining Home

2018 Inspiration Home Sponsors

Tier 1 Level Sponsors
AllSouth Appliance Group
Chubb Insurance
Land Rover of Birmingham
Southern Sash Windows and Doors
The Prewitt Group
Triton Stone Group

Tier 2 Level Sponsors
Inline Lighting
River Bottom Pine
VW Gallerie at V & W Supply
Webb Concrete & Building Materials

Tier 3 Level Sponsors
Alabama Brick
At Home Furnishings
Benjamin Moore
Beverly McNeil Gallery
Bradley Perlis Group/LAH
Brandino Brass
Defining Home
Eco Three
Emack Slate Co.
Falkner Gardens
Interiors by Kathy Harris
Kelly Moffatt for Portraits, Inc.
Mayfair South
McGowin-King Mortgage
MDM Design Studio
Oak Mountain Cabinetry
Paige Albright Orientals
Pandy Agnew
Rozar’s Paint Supply
Stock & Trade Design Co.
Summer Classics
Three Sheets: A Linen Shop
Turn Key Heating & Air
Waynes Environmental

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