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Tour Architect Pete J. Vallas’ Orange Beach Getaway

Local architect enjoys the fruit of his labor for the first time as he designs his own simplistic Orange Beach dream home.

Get a Better View

Scenic vistas the world-around are brought into sharp focus — and sometimes vivid color — thanks to a manufacturer located along the Alabama Gulf Coast.


The Eastern Shore is on the right path thanks to a trail blazed two decades ago.

Watershed Awards: 10 Champions of Sustainability

MB’s inaugural awards honoring the efforts – big and small – to protect our local environment

Behind the Design: Inspiration Home 2019

The Mobile Bay Inspiration Home is now open! Before you take the tour in person, get an inside look at the design plans from the creative minds who helped bring this incredible project to fruition.

Q&A with Artist Sarah Otts

The story behind Sarah Otts’ new book for children

Peek Inside this Beachy Fixer-Upper

A home that no one wanted was scooped up by a designer with vision, finding new life and a bright new look on the shores of Perdido Bay.

Happy Trails

With trim white fences, sweeping oak trees and a handsome red barn, a horse stable skirts the western edge of Mobile. Although the sun still hovers...

A Sophisticated Sanctuary

A massive double-sided fireplace anchors the McCraws’ family room. A company in Dallas, Old World Stoneworks, designed the 3, 600-pound centerpiece, which had to be unloaded piece-by-piece in the...

Mobile Bay’s 2009 Class of Forty Under 40

Charles H. Spurgeon once said, “Every generation needs regeneration.” The honorees featured in the following pages have distinguished themselves through their leadership, professional excellence and community service. These are...

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