Along the ridge of Greystone Crest, a lovely stone home boasts beautiful landscaping and breezy indoor-outdoor spaces that are perfect for gathering family and friends for drinks on the porch or a dip in the pool. The homeowners sought to create a home that exuded old-world, European elegance, while maintaining livable spaces that flow from the gorgeously manicured front yard to the cozy, family-friendly kitchen to the peaceful screened-in porch and the breathtaking vista from the back patio.

Let’s take a tour of the inviting, open-air spaces surrounded by perfectly coiffed greenery that comprise the heart of this home—the places where this family gathers to relax, cook, swim and enjoy one another.

Once in the shade of this handsome stone portico, patio stairs lead to large, welcoming glass-paned doors and windows for an entryway bathed in soft, natural light.

Once in the shade of this handsome stone portico, patio stairs lead to large, welcoming, glass-paned doors and windows for an entryway bathed in soft, natural light.

Custon-crafted of European Oak by Southern Accents, these one-of-a-kind doors lend a touch of antique charm.

Custom crafted of European Oak by Southern Accents, these one-of-a-kind doors lend a touch of antique charm. The homeowners’ dog, Dixie, stands guard, a formidable presence.

The homeowners wanted the heart of the home, the kitchen, to have a warm, cozy aesthetic and a connection to the lush Alabama greenery and fresh hilltop breezes.

The homeowners wanted the kitchen to have a warm, cozy aesthetic and a connection to the lush Alabama greenery and fresh hilltop breezes. Large windows open onto the shade of the front portico.

The screened-in porch, just off the open kitchen, is shaded during most of the day and has a lovely view of the sunset and starlight as night falls.

The screened-in porch, just off the open kitchen, is shaded most of the day and has a lovely view of the sunset and starlight as night falls.

Surrounded in greenery, like a grown-up treehouse, this screened-in haven is where the homeowner loves to spend most of her time in the home.

Like a tree house for adults, this screened-in haven surrounded in greenery and blue skies is anchored by an enviable swinging bed. The homeowner says she spends most of her time in this sanctuary.

A hand-laid stone walkway curves down from the screened-in porch, the scent of the potted fresh rosemary and basil mingles with the gentle trickling sounds of a nearby waterfall.

A hand-laid stone walkway curves down from the screened-in porch, where the scent of fresh, potted rosemary and basil mingles with the gentle trickling sounds of a nearby waterfall.

The homeowners are avid golfers and enjoy spending time perfecting their game on this quaint putting green, nestled beside the pleasant babble of the small waterfall.

The homeowners are avid golfers and enjoy perfecting their game on this putting green, nestled beside the small waterfall.

The small waterfall in the backyard adds a sublime ambience to the backyard with the gentle jangle of its splashing waters.

The gentle splashing of the miniature backyard waterfall adds a sublime ambience to the adjacent screened-in porch and putting green.

The crystal-blue sunlit pool waters are a favorite hangout for the homeowners and their family, who all love to spend weekend days and evenings—cooking out, splashing and lounging together.

The sunlit, crystal-blue waters and breathtaking poolside view are often enjoyed by the homeowners and their family, who all love to spend weekend days and evenings cooking out, swimming and chatting together.

This antique gate is an intriguing art piece that adds a timeworn elegance to the rustic wall of this covered poolside refuge.

This antique gate is an intriguing statement piece that adds a timeworn elegance to this covered poolside refuge. The weather-worn patina of this gate repurposed as art is a perfect fit on the rustic wall.

A picturesque stone wall and gate enclose the impressive outdoor spaces of this mountaintop home.

A picturesque stone wall and gate enclose the impressive outdoor spaces of this mountaintop home.

The home's pristine landscape design is perfectly captured in the flora framing this window and the elegantly trimmed trees reflected within.

The home’s pristine landscape design is perfectly captured in the flora framing this window and the elegantly trimmed trees reflected within.

This hilltop haven is the ideal place to relax and soak in nature’s beauty, to take a dip in the pool, to practice your golf skills, to host a cocktail gathering, to read a book on the screened-in porch or to rest on the swinging bed as the sounds of the nearby falls lull you to sleep!

Thank you to Meg McKinney Photography for today’s gorgeous gallery!

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