The kitchen is one coat of paint away from the reveal. So, while I wait for the next-to-last coat of paint to dry, I'll share with you some recent mod listings in the Birmingham area.
I try to ferret out the available mods because . . . well . . . because no one else is doing it! I wish income weren't so important to me. Because if it weren't, I'd become a baby realtor specializing in Magic City mods. We have them, it's just that they aren't marketed particularly well. Maybe in ten years or so. A girl can dream, can't she?
In Birmingham, on Scenic View, for a mere 99K. This is still Crestline Gardens, but at the top of the hill on the ridge. It hasn't been as well-kept as the area below, but that means there are bargains, and up that high, possibly some views:
And in Crestwood for 179,900:
And in Homewood -- This little neighborhood is just off Valley Avenue, so I can't vouch for its family-friendliness. But you can get a lot of mod bang for the buck and Homewood schools to boot.
On to Vestavia . . . this one looks really interesting, but you wouldn't know it from the one gloomy, fuzzy picture on the listing. I drove by and it is on a nicely secluded wooded lot on a dead end road. 259,900.
Now, over to Mt. Brook, where there are several new goodies. This one near the junior high for 449,900:
For 490K, not as mod as I might like, but the covered pool is pretty darned cool:
For 549,900, this one looks to be somewhat huge, complete with velvet-couched theater room and wet bar. Some standard Tiny Kingdom updates (kitchen and baths), but a lot of the original charm is still there.
This one is pretty swank. I'm sure it has seen many a shindig in its day, and is ready for many more. The Old Leeds Road address is a coveted one. And because most homes on this road are well above or below the street level, one seldom gets to see them. 899K is steep, but you're talking location, location, location:
I love this one. I think. Because there are no interior photos. So, I am expressing my love based on the exteriors only. For all I know there have been farm animals living inside the ca. 1967 home for the last decade, but I'd still give it a chance. A mere 1.8 million in Altadena (Vestavia), but it looks to be a custom-designed architect home . . . on 12 acres . . . and could be something very special. Does anyone know anything about the history of this place? I may try to contact the listing agent and see if he'll let me get some photos for posting on the blog.