i recieved a sweet email on facebook letting me know of a little gem of a home for sale here in birmingham. it was the idea home of the year in 1955 for better homes and gardens. here is what the granddaughter of the owners had to tell me about this fantastic one owner home in vestavia hills. did i mention that i would love to be the second owner?! i can dream right?
The architect of the house is world-renowned, Bham native, Hugh Stubbins. The house is mostly in its original state. Unfortunately, I don’t have lots of good photos but I have uploaded a few to flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolineatl/) I posted a few images from the Sept 1955 issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine that features the house but it is hard to see on flickr. The house has had little done to it over the years, which is good because it is mostly in its original condition - can’t get much more mcm than this house! However, it needs some TLC to bring back its glory. My grandparents purchased the house fully furnished back in 1955. Some of the original furniture can be included in the house sale.