Classic Craftsman – Homewood, Alabama
Opening November 2024
Homewood continues to be one of the most desirable communities in Birmingham. Developed in the early 20th century, the city offers homes that range from Spanish Colonial to ranchers to Tudors, and of course traditional bungalows and Craftsman-style homes. For the architect and developer of this home, it was only natural to want to revisit a classic look. “We chose to design a Craftsman-style house to pay homage to the more traditional character of original Homewood houses,” says architect Jared Bussey. “The Craftsman/Arts & Crafts style can be roomy and modern on the inside while still maintaining an appropriate scale and proportion along the street.”
The plan consists of a 4,165-square-foot house with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. An inviting front porch leads to a gracious foyer and an open stairway to the second floor. The main level hosts a generously-sized living area with a fireplace that seamlessly connects to the kitchen. A focal point of the home, the kitchen features a 48-inch range, refrigerator and freezer towers, and a spacious island, complemented by an attached working pantry/scullery equipped with prep space, cabinets, sink, oven, and built-in microwave. A convenient wet bar links the living and dining areas.
The primary suite on the first floor boasts exclusive amenities such as a dedicated washer and dryer, a niche for coffee/beverages, and a steam shower, in addition to separate vanities, a freestanding tub, and an expansive walk-in closet. The second floor houses the main laundry room adjacent to the other bedrooms.
Out back, a screened porch equipped with a fireplace and built-in bar connects to a two-car carport. Additionally, the dining room offers access to the screened porch via a large sliding door unit, enhancing the seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.
Meet the Team
Builder: WILLOW HOMES
Willow Homes began over 10 years ago, winning numerous awards and accolades in professional programs. 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 Willow Homes team consists of tenured project managers, award-winning plan designers, and artistic home designers, all working diligently to bring custom homes or renovations to life—on time and on budget. They also have the experience and resources to coordinate furniture, rugs, artwork, and window coverings with a turn-key installation through
Architect: Jared Bussey, founder and principal of Architectural Cooperative
Architectural Cooperative is a full-service architectural design firm located in Homewood, Alabama. Registered in eight states around the Southeast, the firm provides high-quality design services that are catered specifically to each project and each client. The firm understands that the architect’s task is to meet a client’s needs while also contributing to the overall beauty and sustainability of a street, community, and city.
Benefiting The Ronald McDonald House
Families from Alabama and across the United States come to Children’s of Alabama and UAB Hospital seeking life-saving treatment for their critically-ill children. Oftentimes, they arrive 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 accommodations, the Ronald McDonald House surrounds families with support from others who share the same hopes and fears.