― Leo Rosten
This past December, one of our houses appeared in a French design magazine called Maison Chic. It’s a wonderfully quirky house we designed once upon a time in Birmingham, Alabama for a lovely couple who yearned for a storybook English cottage. They were always attracted to those unique 1920s era houses that seem to exist in very town; the ones that look like they jumped off a Hans Christian Anderson page. Romantic childhood illustrations made real. Given this task, we mined the sewing baskets of our imagination and wove them a house.
When the house was eventually photographed, it was, appropriately, a Christmas setting. Since this magazine is not carried in the United States (trust me, I searched) and we just got a copy from the publisher, I thought our blog followers might like to see this holiday spread. If any of our readers also happen to read French, I hope the article is as nice a read as any fairy tale.
Greg Tankersley, for McAlpine Tankersley Architecture
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