An Alabama Dwelling

Ever since I blogged about the old schoolhouse in Atlanta, that was converted into a handful of jaw dropping lofts, I've been a bit fascinated with big brick buildings. This one in Auburn, Alabama, owned by architect David Hill and his wife Elizabeth, was built in 1920 and after a series of renovations, is as cool as it gets...

What's great is David and Elizabeth love to thrift shop. They stay away from antique shops and instead prefer second hand, junk shops and dumpster diving. The end tables found throughout the house are a mix of old card catalogues...

My favorite thing I read about this home, recently featured in Dwell, is Elizabeth's rule for the family. Anyone can buy a chair, anytime, but it just has to be under $10. Its made for some fun hunting and stellar finds. Love that...

As David shared, "There is something so good about living in the South: the culture, the innovation, the values, the thrift." See more pics of their Alabama dwelling, here.

 

Images: Jean Allsopp    Content: Sweet Peach