Southern Living Home Awards
Best New Home
The refined craft and relaxed charm of this lake house, designed by Birmingham architect Bill Ingram, sets a new standard
for timeless Southern style.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn, Story by Zoë Gowen
Although the overall look and feel is traditional, Bill included a few minimalist elements for impact. "The foyer's stairs
and bridge are modern in their structural honesty," says Bill. The graphic staircase adds a sculptural wow factor right inside
the front door. He coated the wood-clad walls and exterior trim in glossy white paint (Benjamin Moore's Creamy White) to contrast
with the rustic stone.