Traditional style and contemporary finishes combine in a Mountain Brook house designed to be a young family’s lifelong home.

Historically an area of horse farms and equestrian trails, southwest Mountain Brook maintains a tranquil, exurban air despite its proximity to the bustle of Highway 280. After months of looking for a home site, Lesley and Bradford Woodworth found the location to be the ideal setting for an expansive new house. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, the 2½-acre lot offers plenty of play space for their sons, 8-year-old Holden and 14-year-old twins Austen and Brandon. “We like the privacy and safety here,” Lesley says. “The dead-end street means the boys can ride their bikes more freely.”

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Birmingham Home & Garden