Thoughtfully designed by Alex Krumdieck of Krumdieck Architecture+Interiors, this Mountain Brook home located at 10 Woodhill Road is rich in charm! Featuring four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, the home’s exterior resembles Victorian design, and the inside is teeming with custom details. “The homeowners wanted to style the house after one of their grandmother’s house in Wetumpka, Alabama,” Realtor Helen Drennen with RealtySouth explains. “They added gingerbread woodwork to the exterior to add old Southern charm — like that found in South Alabama.”
Set on a quiet cul-de-sac, the private, wooded backyard means you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the outdoors. And it’s located only steps from Jemison Trail and Park, which adds natural beauty to the neighborhood, while offering a place to walk, jog or enjoy a picnic. Let’s take a look inside!
Upon entry, the main foyer opens into the home’s main living spaces, and you’ll instantly notice the high ceilings and custom millwork. The large living room carries the charm of the home’s exterior inside with a wood-burning fireplace and stone hearth and surround. During cooler months, the fireplace keeps this room cozy. Wide-cased openings are found throughout the home, and in the living room they open to the formal dining room, where elegance is in the details. Hardwood floors, crown molding and custom built-in China cabinets make this the perfect backdrop for hosting family and friends for dinner.
“The house flows nicely for parties. When football games are on, guests can gather in the living room to watch the game around the large stone fireplace. The door to the right of the fireplace is a covered entry that allows access to dry firewood — those are the kind of custom features the owners thought of,” bHelen shares.
The keeping room, which is designed for smaller gatherings, sits adjacent to the kitchen. Filled with natural light and plenty of space for seating, the keeping room can work as an extra living space or can double as a quiet retreat from the rest of the home. A desk, media center and custom built-ins allow it to function as an office and small library.
The gorgeous kitchen is outfitted with hardwood floors, honed granite countertops and tile backsplash. Anyone using the kitchen to cook will appreciate the farm sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Thermador gas cooktop, two dishwashers and new double ovens. “The large gourmet kitchen is the heart of the house,” Helen says. “From the kitchen, there is a keeping room to relax and read or watch TV. Also, there is a door out to the back porch where on many spring and fall evenings the owners enjoy dinner and watching birds at the bird feeders or grandchildren playing in the backyard.”
The main-level master bedroom is just as charming as the rest of the home, with hardwood floors and custom crown molding. The spacious suite features a large walk-in closet, with a second walk-in closet in the adjacent hall, and an updated master bathroom. Homeowners are likely to love the honed granite countertops on the vanity, travertine tile shower and separate tub.
The second-level layout includes two bedrooms with large walk-in closets and private bedrooms, a study nook and a bonus room (or playroom). The lower-level boasts an additional bedroom, which currently functions as an office, as well as a bathroom, media room and an additional space that can be used for anything from a den to a workout room. Plus, the detached garage, with art studio and gardening room, is the perfect place for storing odds and ends.
It wouldn’t be a true Southern-style home without a livable back porch. Spend your days relaxing while overlooking the spacious backyard and enjoying the quiet that comes with living on a cul-de-sac in Mountain Brook!
This article is sponsored by Helen Drennen of RealtySouth.
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