The most expensive home in Alabama, known as the ?쏥uitar House,??will be up for auction on Oct. 31. The 55,000-square-foot mansion sits on 27 sprawling acres in the Shoal Creek community of Birmingham. The home is owned by former MedPartners CEO Larry House, whose rise and fall from fortune is as storied as the home itself.
The property, named Riverbend, boasts a media room complete with a movie screen, projector and soda fountain, study aviary, pool with dive-in movie theater and a large master suite overlooking the river.
It took about two-and-a-half years to finish the floor plan and design to transform a sprawling ranch foreclosure into a Hacienda-style home with a new second floor and three covered patios in Chastain Park.
Courtney Rogers, named one of Professional Remodeler magazine?셲 40 Under 40 for 2014, used her design know-how to make spaces more usable, efficient and chic in her first place, while staying within a budget.
Believed to be the oldest home in Buckhead, this pre-Civil War home, located at 1450 W. Wesley Road, was likely built some time in the 1830s. The original location of the home was the North Georgia town of Resaca. It was moved to Buckhead in 1959 by a local engineer and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Walker. It's been updated by the current owner and is on the market for $1,299,000. Photos courtesy of Buckhead.com.
Nancy Lee wasn't daunted by naysayers when she asked about digging underneath her Virginia-Highland home to add a garage. Contractors shot down the idea, but she and her husband kept pursuing the unconventional idea for their 1920s home.