Keith Russell is a man of wide-ranging pursuits. No doubt, summers spent at his grandfather Frank Lowry's "wigwam" on Alabama's Inland Lake shaped Russell's varied interests. Russell's parents first brought him to the wigwam as a 9-day-old newborn, and he subsequently spent countless holidays building family traditions that only life in a wigwam on a lake could foster. By the time he inherited the home from his parents in 2002, his grandfather had more than doubled its size to 900 square feet with an expansion that radiates outward from the original one-room structure. Russell, aided by a career in the building field fine-tuned the wigwam for the next generation of the family.
Here's the not-so-tepee-shaped "wigwam" today, with a new, flatter roof and a 500-square-foot addition that wraps around the original one-room structure.