Birmingham Home & Garden
Inspiration Home 2020

A Southern Cottage
3025 Firefighter Lane
Homewood, AL 35209


November 5 – 29, 2020
Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Homewood just got a little more charming thanks to our 2020 Inspiration Home! This year, we’ve partnered with Willow Homes to bring you a classic Southern cottage in the heart of Homewood. The classic architecture blends perfectly with the cottages of Homewood yet is updated for modern living. You’ll love the rough-faced stone, cedar-shake roofing, and artisan siding that provides textural details to this traditional home.The front door opens to an entry hall complete with a library wall, window seat, and dramatic two-story staircase. The main-level master suite includes his-and-hers closets, a pedestal tub, and a zero-entry shower. The vaulted dining/kitchen space features beamed ceilings and a telescoping door opening onto the courtyard. Upstairs offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a cozy den. A second interior staircase accesses a den and suite above the garage. Outdoor living areas include a front terrace, entry porch, dining porch, and a private courtyard for entertaining.


Homewood, Alabama is filled with history, generations of families, and cottages old and new. It’s a community united by sidewalks, schools, parks, and well-heeled shops and eateries in neat, meandering villages including SoHo, Edgewood, and Hollywood. With its small town vibe and focus on authentic living and local businesses, this slice of Birmingham exhibits some of the best parts of our Magic City. It’s no wonder more than 25,000 people call this suburb home.

Home Highlights

  • Five bedrooms with master on main
  • 4 1/2 baths
  • Two fireplaces
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Open-concept dining room and kitchen
  • Private courtyard with fireplace and dining porch
  • Three-car garage with guest suite above

Meet the Team Behind the Home

Builder: Willow Homes

Willow Homes began over 8 years ago, winning Best of Houzz, numerous awards annually during the Greater Birmingham Parade of Homes, and consistently winning state-wide recognition with the Alabama Remodelers Excellence Award.

Willow Homes strives to create affordable custom luxury in many of the most upscale home markets in Birmingham including Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, Avondale and surrounding areas.

The team consists of tenured project managers, award winning plan designers, and artistic home designers all working diligently to bring your custom home or renovation to life – on time and on budget. Whether you are tackling a home addition or building on your own homesite, they are equipped to take your project from concept and creation all the way through to final move-in. They even have the experience and resources to coordinate furniture, rugs, artwork, and window coverings with a turn-key installation through Willow Interiors.

Landscape Design: Lorberbaum McNair & Associates

Charity Partner

Ronald McDonald House

Families from throughout Alabama and across the United States come to Children’s of Alabama and UAB Hospital seeking life-saving treatment for their critically ill children. Often times, they come to Birmingham exhausted, scared and financially drained as they struggle to pay for overwhelming medical bills. The Ronald McDonald House cares for up to 73 guest families every night, keeping them together while their children receive medical treatment. In addition to providing a comfortable bedroom, Ronald McDonald House surrounds the families with love and support from volunteers, staff and other guest families who share the same hopes and fears.

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