Historic Mountain Brook Property From the Jazz Age


The historic Mountain Brook French Norman Castle at 2980 Mountain Brook Parkway in Mountain Brook, Alabama, a suburb near Birmingham, recently sold for $1,600,000. I thought you might enjoy learning more about the home whose image I captured a few years back at the peak of our Birmingham Alabama Springtime beauty. The featured image has gained national attention and has been shared many times on Pinterest and other social media platforms. When Mountain Brook was chosen as #2 on the “Best Cities” list by Elle Décor, this was the image chosen to best represent the historic character of Mountain Brook. It truly does look like a castle straight out of a fairy tale.

This house was built circa 1927, when captains of industry were building magnificent homes in classic styles throughout the planned community of Mountain Brook. This exquisite home was beautifully situated on a 2-acre lot that overlooks the tree-lined parkway and Jemison Park.

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The turret, a feature easily recognized as a signature of the French Norman style, leads to the second story by way of a staircase with a custom iron railing.



Another charming and unique feature of this home is a locking silver closet built into the formal dining room.


Other quality features of this Jazz Age home are:

  • Custom millwork
  • Tall ceilings
  • Beautiful arches
  • Custom grillwork for the windows
  • Kitchen with a fireplace
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • Two ponds
  • Chimney pots on the exterior fireplaces



The stunning living room has a 2-story cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and a magnificent fireplace that is true to the period. There is also a fireplace located in the adjacent sunroom.





With four bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms, an impressive circular entry driveway, a 2-car garage, and over 4900 square feet of elegant space, it is no wonder that this historic mountain brook property sold for over $200,000 above the list price of $1,395,000 in April of 2021.

It will be fun to see how the new owner enhances what is already a spectacular property in historic Old Mountain Brook, Alabama.

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