Mobile Bay Magazine
Inspiration Home 2019

618 Pensacola Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532


December 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursdays – Saturdays
1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays

The 2019 Mobile Bay Magazine Inspiration Home is a luxury woodland retreat just steps from Mobile Bay and downtown Fairhope. The home will reflect the story of our area through architecture and design from local vendors and designers. Each room will be outfitted with the latest technology and furnishings. Innovative fixtures, smart design, top-of-the- line finishes and unique character make this a project to behold. Mark your calendars to tour this spectacular home!

Home Highlights

  • 2,800 square feet of custom design
  • 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths
  • Interior wood paneling sawn from trees on site, including beech and oak
  • Exterior finished with lap and shingle siding with a stone base accent
  • Outdoor-living area around the lower level porte cochere
  • Large outdoor cooking porch
  • Top-level master suite, 28 feet up into the trees for a treehouse feel
  • Library staircase around daylit bookshelves and seating nooks
  • Elevator with glass windows


Van Antwerp Park
Van Antwerp Park is a fifteen-lot neighborhood in old Fairhope, one lot away from Mobile Bay. Located on a beautiful eleven-acre hillside and dry creek bed once nurtured by Mary Van Antwerp, a seven-acre arboretum defines and anchors the homes in this unique wooded community.

Low impact development and landscape concepts enhance the environment. The private arboretum provides access to active walking trails, aerobic exercise paths, and community gardens, all with a mission of building community through increasing enjoyment and knowledge of the natural world.

All homes will be designed by Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects, either through pre-planned prototypes that are available with the lot purchase, or as custom designs. Learn More

Meet the Team Behind the Home

Architect/Developer: Walcott Adams Verneuille

For over 30 years Walcott Adams Verneuille has been designing buildings for friends and neighbors in charming Fairhope and across the gulf coast region. They are emotionally invested in the success of their projects because they believe that their job as architects is to provide peace of mind to their clients.

As Fairhope, Alabama’s most established architectural firm, we enjoy touring visitors downtown and pointing out that over the years WAV has worked on almost every building in the commercial district. Fairhope’s charm and values are manifested in our design and community-minded culture.

Whether designing a coastal home, a church, or a corporate headquarters, WAV’s value lies in a unique combination of empathy and talent. This means they address concerns immediately; reduce hassles through excellent communication; and always come prepared. It also means they respond to what their clients find beautiful, and deliver architecture in service to that goal.

With over 30 years of experience and the talent of 12 dedicated staff members, Walcott Adams Verneuille looks forward to the decades ahead. The best is yet to come. Learn More

Builder: Tom Bierster Fine Home Building & Renovation, Inc.

Tom Bierster, the owner of Tom Bierster Fine Home Building & Renovation, Inc., has been building custom homes along the Eastern Shore and Gulf Coast for over 30 years. His overwhelming talent and experience, attention to detail, and personal attention to his clients’ needs, has led him to become one of the most respected and desired builders in the area.

His custom homes can be seen scattered along the bluffs of the Eastern Shore from Daphne to Point Clear, and his work has been featured in Southern Living, Cottage Journal, Coastal Living, Mobile Bay Magazine, American Home Style & Gardening, and Builder Architect Magazine. Besides his work on the Eastern Shore, Tom has built homes throughout Mobile, and has even done historical renovations in Gautier, Mississippi. Tom also has experience in building on the Coast and is prepared to meet any challenge.

Design Liaison: Abby Davis & Gina Walcott

Landscape Architect: Joseph H. Comer, ASLA

Joseph H. Comer, ASLA, combines cutting edge landscape architecture design techniques with unmatched customer service. Whether it’s a residential or commercial project, Joe’s approach starts with the client’s goals in mind, and he uses his wide range of landscape design knowledge to make those ideas come to life. Joe’s diverse landscape design background spans more than 16 years, including experience at an Atlanta-based environmental design firm and for a Fairhope-based design-build landscape contractor. He has combined those skills and his talent for landscape design to found his own private design practice, Espalier Landscape Architecture. A longtime resident of Fairhope, Joe graduated from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a national professional society that represents the landscape architecture profession. Joe is also active in the local community, serving on Fairhope’s Committee On Public Art (COPA) and the Fairhope Sailing Foundation. He resides in Fairhope with his wife and two children. Learn More

Charity Partner

USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital

USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital is the only free-standing hospital in the Gulf Coast region dedicated specifically to the health care needs of children and women, and one of only a handful nationwide. It boasts the area’s only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, pediatric oncology outpatient center, and high-risk obstetrical care center. USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital is the area’s leader in births, with 2,800 deliveries each year, and is home to the only Pediatric Emergency Department in South Alabama. Their Mapp Child and Family Life Program offers pet therapy, art therapy, special events, and more while their four onsite Mobile County Public School System teachers ensure that every child stays on track with their school work during their hospital stay. Children’s and Women’s also partners with the surrounding communities on a number of projects like infant safety, child abuse, injury prevention, and car seat safety.

Children’s and Women’s is proud to be a part of the USA Health System and to contribute to its mission of helping people lead longer, better lives. USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital knows that children and women have health care needs unlike anyone else, and they are proud to offer such a high level of care to the community. Learn More

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