Best New Home
A house designed for living large looks inward—with views of a courtyard from every side.
View from the Street
HOUSE AT A GLANCE
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Square Footage: 3,800 INSPIRATION: The Single Houses of Charleston, South Carolina, and New Orleans Vision: Work with materials, architectural details, and scale to create a comfortable, livable, and thoroughly modern home. Materials: Bricks, cedar shakes, copper, tongue-and-groove Spanish cedar, and stone pavers Architects: Paul Bates and Jeremy Corkern, Bates Corkern Studio; batescorkern.com
An iron-and-wood staircase, painted brick, and stone floors grace the entryway of this new house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Dining Room
An 18th-century Italian chandelier makes a grand statement in the serene dining room.
The Master Bath
A painting of the view from the owner’s previous master bath enlivens his new all-white bath.
In the kitchen, a counter-height, lime-washed table does double duty: It adds warmth while serving as a center island.
Iron chairs and a table create a foyer next to the courtyard.