Urban Oasis

Birmingham, Alabama

A classic ivy covered Birmingham, AL, home with a manor like garden.
Decorative plantings and an ivy covered wall lead to rustic wooden gate at a Birmingham ...
A luxurious outdoor living room at a Birmingham, AL, home.
A tranquil reflecting pool flanks a sitting area in a gravel courtyard at this Birmingh ...
There is perhaps nothing more charming than an elegant old home in historic southern neighborhood. Our mission was to make this one modern-day livable while keeping the home's historic personality.

It was in many ways a blank slate, as it was being completely renovated. It was small inside, but instead of adding indoor space, the client wanted outdoor spaces where he could live, relax, and entertain. The design played off the old world limestone and included connecting the garage to the home by creating a covered living area. Limestone walls and an Alabama blue fireplace gives the space structure while the reflecting pool and gravel patio added a subtle touch of glamor. The boxwoods create clean lines, while the hydrangeas contrasted those with structured chaos. The entry courtyard and front porch offer additional spots where the client unwinds at the end of the day in his lush, personal urban oasis.