In a busy world, we often find ourselves looking for an escape from the pressures of everyday life. In 2005, Ray & Poynor realtor Lacy Waters’ clients found themselves in that situation. They were looking for a place where they could leave the pressures of their demanding careers at the door and truly be able to relax. When they found the neighborhood of Woodridge in Vestavia Hills, they found an opportunity to make a home that was truly special and unrivaled by anything else they had seen.
As working professionals, the owners needed to be close to the city but also wanted to have enough space to feel as though they were far away from everything. The home and grounds they crafted at 1635 Woodridge Place are exceptional, and they succeeded in creating one of the most unique estates in all of Birmingham.
Set on over eleven acres, the home rests on a mountain top with stunning views and amazing sunsets. From the moment you walk through the wrought iron gates, you feel as though you have been transported to an old-world manor in the English countryside. Ornamental gardens cover the landscape and beckon you to stroll through them to smell the fragrant flowers. A passion for gardening shines with every step you take, and you can feel the love that has been poured into every plant. The terrace in the front gardens calls to visitors to sit and unwind with a glass of wine as they enjoy the natural beauty surrounding them.
Upon entering the arched doorway into the home, it is evident that it was built with expert craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail. As parents of small children, they wanted to make the home well-suited for raising a family without sacrificing stunning finishes and modern design. The owners wanted the home to have every amenity that a young family could ever need, so they used the abundant space to include a gourmet kitchen, wine bar, resort-quality workout facility and a fully finished basement with an entertaining kitchen.
No expense was spared in appointing the home, from the sliver leaf paint in the dining room to the linen wallpaper in the guest bath. The owners carried their desire for an exquisite living experience outside and designed a pool and spa that was recently recognized by a local media outlet.
The flat backyard, including an ornate greenhouse complete with chandelier, made for the perfect place for their family to enjoy each other’s company while watching the sun set behind them. As their children grew, the owners enjoyed exploring trails throughout the eleven acres surrounding the home and feeling what a private estate is meant to be. They dreamt of creating a home like no other, and their home at 1635 Woodridge Place accomplished that in stunning fashion.