Built in 1845, this stately home is one of the last working farms in Oak Grove, Alabama. The main structure and outbuildings retain many of the architectural features original to their 19th-century construction. Contemporary features like a functional kitchen and pantry were added to update the home.
When this handsome home (which has Greek Revival features but was planned as a Federal-style building) was built, its brand-new community was undergoing a period of rapid growth — a period that ended when a planned railroad route ended up swooping south. The pace of local life slowed, and the property remained somewhat preserved in time...until designer James Farmer's clients (and Farmer himself) came along.
This staircase features botanical art from Alabama artist Andrew Lee. "We worked together to create flora and fauna pairings seen in and around Alabama," designer James Farmer explains. The gleaming frames pair beautifully with mounted lighting on a similar scale with a complementary finish.
After the renovations, the living room features a completely renovated French Country style with a newly designed fireplace, heart pine reclaimed ceiling beams, updated blinds, and drapes along with all new furnishings. The ceiling beams were reclaimed from a mill in Northern Alabama, close to where the homeowners used to live in Huntsville, Alabama.