Colonial Hills preview

Construction is almost complete on an absolutely beautiful house we’ve been working on for quite some time now.  You’ve already seen a few pictures of the staircase in this house, but today we’re going to show you just a few more areas.

Located on a prominent corner in the Colonial Hills neighborhood of Mountain Brook, Alabama, this project is a renovation and addition to an existing residence.  We collaborated with Dungan Nequette Architects for the home’s interiors, designing all the architectural features inside as well as selecting finishes, fixtures and and fittings.  Of course we’re furnishing the house from top to bottom too.


Much of the first floor of the home is painted paneling, beginning in the Foyer.  Here we had the antique oak floors laid in a French-Chevron pattern.



In the formal Living Room, the paneling continues.  For the ceiling of this very large room, architect Jeff Dungan conceived the idea of criss-crossing low-profile beams that imitate 1920’s era plaster ceilings.



A large part of the renovation involved relocating the Kitchen into a larger space formerly occupied by a Family Room.  The entire kitchen is tiled in 1cm x 2cm white Cararra marble tiles and the windows and doors are cased with white marble mouldings to match.  Doug designed the massive rangehood, which is coated in custom colored Benjamin Moore ‘China White’ car paint!  The two-sided commercial refrigerator opens into a pantry and office space on the other side.



[detail of the marble casing and wall tile in the Kitchen]



A new Family Room was added just beyond the kitchen.  We paneled the entire room with pecky cypress and then had a paint/glaze finish applied to keep the room feeling as light and airy as the rest of the home.



The staircase we’ve already featured connects the Family Room to the upstairs bedrooms.  We designed the hammered iron stair railing which features unique pickets that connect directly to the stair stringer.  The entire railing was assembled on site by some very skilled craftspeople.


There’s lots more to show you in this beautiful home, but you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer to see the rest.  We’ll be installing furniture soon so check back for updates throughout the month.

6 thoughts on “Colonial Hills preview

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  3. Even in this state this house is just stunning its going to look amazing once completed, and the furniture is in, there is nothing better than taking a house and re renovating it and then stepping back and admiring the final product, and all the hard work that has been put in.


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