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Inspiration Home 2021

103 Blakeney Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR TOURS

Coming Winter 2021!

Location

Welcome to Fairhope’s Bluff neighborhood! Our 2021 Inspiration Home is nestled into this historic enclave overlooking Mobile Bay in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama.

Concept

The Watershed Inspiration Home celebrates a healthy coastal lifestyle and a healthy environment, with beauty and style. The design integrates natural materials, views to nature, interior plants, water elements, and dynamic natural lighting. Numerous studies show these “biophilic” design strategies reduce heart rates and promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Interior materials also promote health by eliminating toxic ingredients, and are easy to clean and disinfect.

The home’s smart design uses roughly half the energy and water of a typical Fairhope residence, while providing superior comfort and durability. The home conserves resources as well, with smart framing, locally sources stone and wood, and recycled materials. The low maintenance landscape is bay friendly – filtering stormwater, reducing runoff, and using plants that provide food for the homeowners and habitat for birds and butterflies.

Whether you are interested in the design, the technical details, or both, the Watershed Inspiration Home will capture your eye and your imagination.

Home Highlights

  • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
  • Screened porch with fire pit and bay views
  • Balcony with bay views
  • Flex Studio (adaptable to Mother-in-Law Suite, Home Office, Maker Space or Exercise Room)
  • Covered parking under house with electric vehicle charging station
  • Kitchen garden
  • Zero Energy Ready

Meet the Team Behind the Home

Architect and Developer: WATERSHED

WATERSHED provides full-service architectural design, sustainability consulting and master planning services. We work across market sectors and enjoy helping organizations plan for sustainable development as much as we enjoy working with homeowners to plan for the next phase in their lives.

WATERSHED is located Fairhope, at the base of one of the largest watersheds in the world. The actions of millions of people and businesses upstream have significant impacts on the health of our bay, and therefore our local economy. The natural beauty of our community is a constant source of inspiration, but also a reminder, that on this finite planet, we all live downstream. Learn more

Builder: David Martin, SCC Group

David Martin started SCC Group during a recessed economy to help offer clients an unconventional method of construction through consulting, construction management and various methods. The company strives to strategically build and run the business in a way to insure a sustainable and healthy environment. The conventional methods of construction are also used for the customers that are more traditional in their approach. Hard work, trust, team work and communication has led to quality projects, client satisfaction and the ability to meet demanding schedules. He has been in the business for over 35 years helping commercial and residential clients meet and exceed their dreams and goals. Learn more

Interior Design Liaison: Rebecca Dunn Bryant, AIA, LEED Fellow

Rebecca Dunn Bryant is the founding principal of WATERSHED. With more than 20 years of experience in sustainable design, Rebecca has a passion for beautiful design that inspires a greater connection to the natural world. She is a registered architect and a LEED Fellow, with experience in civic, educational, mixed use, commercial, as well as custom residential projects. Whatever the building type, her goal is to design beautiful buildings that simultaneously do good and feel great.

Charity Partners

Alabama Coastal Foundation

Since 1993, the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) has worked to promote a culture where environmental decisions are based on an accurate understanding of the underlying science, the dissemination of factual information, and the engagement of government, industry and citizens to find solutions to Alabama’s coastal environmental challenges. They bring that vision into reality through their inclusive environmental stewardship approach. Learn more

Family Promise of Baldwin County

Family Promise of Baldwin County’s mission is to provide temporary shelter, transitional housing, related services and nurturing support to families with children experiencing homelessness, and to assist them in finding suitable and permanent housing. Their vision is a nation where every family has a home, a livelihood, and a chance to build a better future. Learn more

Sponsors

Please contact Sheila Wardy at swardy@pmtpublishing.com for information on sponsorship opportunities. Click here to view past Inspiration Home projects.

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