Friday, July 31, 2009

More Available Mods

Here are a few more nice mods in the Forest Park/Avonwood/Crestwood area of Birmingham. Again, I've got no connection to the owners or brokers/agents. I just think these great houses need all the press they can get.

This one in Forest Park looks as though it has been done right:
4428 Linpark Dr

Two in Crestwood South:
1054 53rd St. S

4324 Overlook Dr.

Another in Crestwood South, on a great, dead-end view street:
5577 13th Ave S

Bonus Home: An A-frame cutie on a little private lake (pond, really) in Moody. We went to see this one, and it has a lot of potential, but would be a lot of work:
50 Maggie Way

Monday, July 27, 2009

Available Mod Properties

I thought I'd start providing links to some of the great mod properties I come across in the area. I'm not a realtor and am not affiliated with any of the agents or brokers who represent these homes. (If you are a broker or property owner who would rather not see your home mentioned here, send me a note and I'll gladly take it down). I just think these are great homes that may need a bit of a boost in order to be located and recognized for the MCM gems they are:

I posted this one earlier this year, and now it's on the market. A cutie in Crestwood South for a mere $229,900:

In Mountain Brook, a great Fritz Woehle house for $445,000:


Also in Mountain Brook, this Carroll Harmon design for $485,000:


And the last for the Tiny Kingdom today, at $659,000, one that probably has a great MCM facade, because there is no shot of it in the listing(!):


Finally, this beauty in Vestavia, if you've got a bit more room in your budget ($825,000):

If you don't mind a bit of a drive, there is this grand place with a view to match in Anniston:

Enjoy the tour!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Out and about on a Sunday . . .

Birmingham is a beautiful, hilly, tree-laden place. As I have lived here lo these many years I have really enjoyed these aspects of my adopted home city. That is, until I decided I wanted to photograph some local MCM homes. Julius Shulman didn't have to work like this. There's a reason all those desert homes photograph so well -- NO TREES! Anyway, here are a few photos I was able to get. I've thrown in one of the Golden Rule on 31 in Hoover, just for good measure:

I remembered this great house in Hoover just off 31. unfortunately, the shrubbery has taken over, but I got a shot of the cantilevered, asymmetrical front steps. I LOVE these steps:

But I also found this cutie nearby (again, partially obscured by the druid gods of anti-photography):

Here is one in Montevallo that has been on the market for at least two years. The place is great, but the lots in front of and behind it have been cleared in anticipation of . . . a Mad Max remake, perhaps? It's a shame, because it has great views of the wasteland. I added one of the pristine kitchen (matching original avocado cooktop, wall oven and dishwasher) just for fun:

We're considering the below for backsplash tile when we do the kitchen this fall. Any thoughts?
sendai n stacked