Jennifer and Griffin McGahey knew they wanted more living space. After much consideration, they decided their Birmingham neighborhood and neighbors were second to none, so remodeling their existing home was the way to go. They enlisted Scott Carlisle of Christopher Architecture and Interiors to help them renovate their house into the masterpiece it is today. Their original home was 2,200 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. The McGaheys wanted a bedroom for each of their two boys, plus a guest room for visiting family. It was important to them to have an open family living arrangement and a home office, but not a priority to have a traditional dining room. By bumping out the existing foundation a mere six inches, removing all but two walls and going up with a second story, all their needs were met! The end result is a highly functional, breathtakingly beautiful space of 3,700 square feet, with scores of details from the ground up.
Scott Carlisle says he enjoyed working with the McGaheys on this project. He notes that they were ideal clients, as they gave him “enough rope and enough boundaries” to do his job.
- Architect: Christopher Architecture and Interiors
- Builder: Ruff Reams
- Decorator: Shea Bryars 205.533.2268
- Landscape: Father Nature Landscapes
- Interior paint color used in main living areas: Pratt & Lambert Windham reduced by 25%
- Light fixtures: Foyer: Foucault’s Orb Chandelier, Restoration Hardware; Family Room: Troy Large Pendant, Morgan Collection, Ferguson; Boys’ Rooms: Zuo Modern (www.zuomod.com)
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