Old-World Charm in AlabamaPrivate Residence / Mountain Brook, Alabama
Architect: Jeffrey Dungan
Builder: Bradford Residential Building Company
Photography: Courtesy of Bradford Residential Building Company
Evoking a feeling of historic charm, the millwork throughout this residence adds those characterizing elements that make all the difference in custom luxury homes.
The most significant challenge on this project was the curved stair system just inside the main entrance. Its unique starting newel also served as a lamppost that bathes the foyer in a warm, welcoming light. Each piece of millwork supplied for this stunning residence needed to reflect the Old English village–inspired town while upholding modern standards of excellence.
We worked with our stair parts partner, Oak Pointe, to build the white oak newel components for the main stairway, then we customized them further by hand at the E. F. San Juan plant. The details include a Gothic relief and the tapered radius section of the newel’s upper half. The result is truly beautiful and serves as the focal point of this old-world stair system.