Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Owner and architect Bill Ingram designed this 1400 square feet home in Birmingham, Alabama.  The home is in the Mountain Brook area, a prime real estate section in Birmingham. It is a block from Mountain Brook Village, which has great restaurants and shops.

Ingram removed the siding, roof, and windows.  He also replaced the fireplace with stone.  The house now dons cedar shakes and a heavier shake roof.  The doors are glass. 

He painted the hardwood floors with large and small stripes.  The kitchen has been turned into the master bath and walk-in closet.  A tiny kitchen with a built in counter resembling a campaign chest now occupies the space near the living room.  A tiny table sits in the dining room.  To make the home appear larger, Ingram painted almost every room white.  The guest room is a dark color.

Ingram has been collecting furniture for years, mostly English and American, and it fits beautifully into his home.  He added Belgian linen panels from Restoration Hardware on the tester bed. 


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eclecticrevisited said...

gorgeous little perfect as a summer weekend the pendant light fixtures the kitchen..

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Fabulous! He did a great job. I just love little places like this. The details are all so wonderful.

under spanish moss said...

What a wonderful example of how you don't need a hugh house to have a beautiful home! We love the classic and cozy feel of this home. So many beautiful elements to love.

A Pretty Life said...

Every square inch is PERFECTION!
Every detail is just right! I love this home.
Have a PRETTY day!

Karena said...

Teresa, could this little home be any more delightfull, so elegant, I love the lighting.

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The enchanted home said...

Love it, really like the light and dark, the whites against the dark charming and cozy!

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