Nestled into 14 acres of rolling hills, creeks and forests in Indian Springs, AL, this 11,000-square-foot home is an oasis of crisp modernity. The active family of five who lives there wanted a home with spaces for their children to enjoy with friends, as well as open, transitional spaces tailored for entertaining guests. “They wanted to use the house and the land for their family, friends, coworkers and church community to utilize,” says Chris Reebals, president of Christopher Architecture & Interiors. “The large, flowing, open spaces were intentionally designed to allow folks to flow from one space to another, very much including the outside. Pools, fountains and courtyards all address the interior spaces and flow seamlessly from conditioned rooms to unconditioned, exterior spaces.” With its massive windows, this impressive home lets the unbridled beauty of nature take center stage. The family enjoys a breathtaking view of the trees and colors as they transition from fall to winter, offering an ever-evolving experience.
While there are some French Normandy influences in the hips and gables and suggestions of Dutch architecture in the parapets, Chris says that the strongest design influences were the nuances of the site and the client. “One of the amazing blessings of working with this client was their latitude and trust,” says Chris. “At the first meeting, they said, ‘You are the professionals. Take the canvas of our site and create.’ And it’s fun to look back. The initial sketches really ended up being what the house became.”
- Architecture: Chris Reebals and Bill Moore, Christopher Architecture & Interiors
- Interior design: Joanna Goodman and Emory Ratliff, Christopher Architecture & Interiors
- Construction: Stidco Construction
- Landscape architecture: Dave Eyrich, Environmental Design Studio
- Limestone: Tracery Stone
- Windows: Auburn Millwork Inc. with Lincoln Windows
- Countertops: Pacific Shore Stones and Axford Stone at (205) 516-3452
- Cabinets: Heath Hughes, Bespoke Custom Wood Designs
- Wall and floor tiles: Crossville Tile & Stone
- Lighting: Bevolo Gas & Electric Lighting, Circa Lighting, Currey & Company, Restoration Hardware, Gabby Home, Arteriors and The Urban Electric Co.
- Appliances: AllSouth Appliance Group Inc.
- Hardware: Brandino Brass
- Drapery, master bedroom bedding and motorized drapery: Erwin and Associates
- Plumbing: Kenny & Company