This is a house we designed for Richard Tubbs and Danny Weaver in the old historic section of Birmingham called Forest Park. The homes there are some of the real greats to be seen anywhere in the South. This property was one of the ONLY empty lots in the area- and of course the Historical Society took a keen interest in our early designs since they were intent on keeping the fabric of this area historically correct. The design is a nod to the simple villas of Palladio and though most of the homes in the area are of English ancestry- there were just enough Spanish and Italian revival designs from the 1920′s scattered around for us to make our case. The front of the house is solid limestone and the other three sides are brick coated with stucco. http://www.dungan-nequette.com/arch-res-tres.html I left the interiors almost museum-like, so that Richard could do his magical interior design work that has made him so famous in the region. The landscaped courtyards all were designed by his partner Danny Weaver and make the house appear that much more elegant, and comfortable on the street.
© 2010 Jeff
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