Homewood is adjacent to Birmingham just over the mountain and in the shadow of Vulcan's substantial backside. Homes here are always in demand. Small bungalows in Edgewood, Spanish Haciendas in Hollywood, and ranches in the Saulter Road area just north of Lakeshore Drive are filled with young families who like the convenience and the schools. The city is also home to Southern Living Magazine, for which MCM does not typically serve as an inspiration. Nonetheless, I was on a quest.
This first one is a beauty that stands on Lakeshore Drive between Green Springs and I-65. It is canted on the lot, likely to catch a view of the lake that is no longer there. I have adored this place for years:
This one is on a bend on Saulter Road and just oozes Rat Pack, doesn't it? Check out the use of molded block, the brickwork on the carport column, and the lilypad-like front steps. If anyone knows the owners of this gem, tell them I'm dying to get inside.
There is also a cute little cluster of mods on Valley View, just off Valley Avenue:
Another weekend, another neighborhood. Enjoy!