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Site Visit: Roundhouse in Mountain Brook
February 12, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
February 12, 2015
3349 Brookwood Road
Mountain Brook, AL 35233
Architect: Design Initiative
Original Architect: Fritz Woehle (early 1960s)
Parking: Park on the side of the road. Carpooling is strongly recommended.
This modest contemporary residence is benched into a wooded hillside in the quiet traditional neighborhood of Mountain Brook. The original Fritz Woehle design boasted a glass wall around a cylindrical volume pierced by a brick wall plane. The brick wall separates the living area from the rest of the program and creates a unique dining room with a conical ceiling, lit by a diffuse skylight. Throughout the years and subsequent renovations/owners, the original design intent was in many ways lost. This renovation aims to restore much of the original design, as well as create a new two story living room volume, optimize as much of the existing square footage, and act as a backdrop from the owners extensive art collection.