Suburban Retreat

Shelby County, Alabama

A modern outdoor living room and fire place in Birmingham AL.
Concrete water feature at a classy Birmingham AL home
Decorative plantings at a Birmingham home featuring hydrangeas, ferns, and more.
Classic outdoor furniture on a slate patio in Birmingham AL.
Instead of purchasing a second home, the homeowners decided to create a vacation destination right in their own yard. When the project was finished, the family had a whole new world just outside their door.

Three sitting areas, dining spaces, and lounging areas under the decks. An outdoor kitchen, hot tub, and fountain. There is no reason for this family to travel to relax and get away from it all. The outdoor “rooms” were created to provide intimate retreats for each of the family members, at every stage of their lives. The outdoor kitchen was designed for entertaining, as was the hot tub. The cozy sitting areas provide ideal spots for reading a book, or sharing a glass of wine. The fountain’s stuccoed brick veneer is graced with handmade brass flutes that fill the garden with the soothing sounds of water. No travel required.