Liberty Park Home Series

Exterior 1The Essex

April 11, 2015 | View on Facebook

Ready for some home inspiration? This Saturday morning, we’re spotlighting one of the gorgeous homes in Birmingham’s Liberty Park community. Let’s take a closer look at The Essex.

Designed with comfort in mind, this home plan is nestled in The Hill neighborhood and boasts 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms within 3100 sq ft of space. It is built by Lifescape Builders and offers a classic style ideal for Birmingham families.

“The Essex has everything an active family could want,” says Amanda Parker, sales ambassador for Liberty Park. “On the other hand, a couple could easily make this house a home by using the second floor for entertaining extended family.”

Liberty Park has partnered with Erin Dunavant of SWAG Home Staging & Design to bring the home’s accessible style to life—can’t you picture spending warm summer evenings on the covered porch or hosting family during the holidays in the spacious kitchen?

“The cookery is open to the great room so that the chef can be part of the fun,” says Amanda. The open floor plan invites friends and family to mingle throughout the main floor, which includes the kitchen, great room, and casual dining area.

“If more formal dining is required, then the front room can be utilized,” Amanda explains.

Today, a home extends beyond its four walls, and the location of The Essex within the coveted Liberty Park community makes it a favorite amongst home buyers. Liberty Park is set within the Vestavia Hills, Alabama school district, which offers top-ranked Alabama education, and the community hosts a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year.

Take a look at the photos from The Essex below—which room is your favorite? Learn more about The Essex home plan at, and be sure to join us next Saturday morning as we spotlight another fabulous Liberty Park home.

Lowery outside with painted spindlesThe Lowrey

April 25, 2015 | View on Facebook

Now, this is what we call a dream home! Nestled in the Heritage Hills neighborhood within Liberty Park, The Lowrey would make any Birmingham family feel at home. Let’s take a closer look at the home’s stunning features.

The Lowrey is a 5 bedroom/4 bathroom house that seamlessly blends innovative design with modern functionality. Erin Dunavant of SWAG Home Staging & Design enhanced the home’s interior to showcase its open, spacious floor plan.

“As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted by an open stairwell,” says Amanda Parker with Liberty Park. “I can imagine this spot being used for photoshoots for growing families in years to come.”

The two-story great room opens to a gourmet eat-in cookery that boasts a special, hidden feature: a wine room concealed by a sliding barn door–sure to be a favorite when entertaining.

Another bonus tucked inside The Lowrey is the pocket office, which has double desks and is located immediately off of the friends’ entrance.

“Even if the only work you do from home is recharging all of your devices, this work station is a great out-of-the-way place to do that,” says Amanda.

The crown jewel of any home is the master bathroom, and The Lowrey delivers a spa-like retreat in its master suite.

“The master bath features a double shower and modern free-standing tub,” explains Amanda. “As you can tell, Erin has completely overachieved our desires. This is a must-see.”

Take a look at the photos below for a glimpse into The Lowrey, and let us know in the comments below which room is your favorite. Want to make this dream home yours? Find out more about The Lowrey home plan at

Be sure to join us next Saturday as we spotlight another gorgeous Liberty Park home.

[Photos by RKO Photography]

Exterior2The Miner

May 2, 2015 | View on Facebook

Living in the south, many of us love infusing warm, rustic design into our home. Houses that embody this character, such as The Miner home plan in Liberty Park, are always a standout amongst Birmingham homebuyers.

We’re taking a closer look at The Miner, a 5 bedroom/4 bathroom home located in Liberty Park’s newest neighborhood of Forest Hills.

What many don’t know is that Liberty Park was built upon a working coal mine from the 1900s. With its rustic, industrial-inspired interior, The Miner translates its rich history into livable design.

“Erin Dunavant of SWAG Home Staging & Design has found a way to embody the inspiration of Birmingham’s mining history with a style that is modern and comfortable,” explains Amanda Parker with Liberty Park.

Amanda explains that the flowing floor plan and two story entry way make for a functional living space, while the use of reclaimed wood and exposed brick adds natural elegance.

“I particularly love the home’s unexpected elements, like the treehouse in the upstairs loft and the Murphy Bed in the front study,” says Amanda. “These really set The Miner apart from other homes.”

Another standout of The Miner is its expansive kitchen, which is centered around an exposed brick island large enough for guests to gather around while the host whips up a delicious dinner.

“I personally love to cook,” says Amanda. “And the way this kitchen was designed makes the chef the star.”

Click on the photos below for an inside look at The Miner—what do you think about its warm, rustic design? Learn more about this home plan and the Liberty Park community at

The Essex

The Essex

The Kitchens

May 9, 2015 | View on Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared glimpses into three gorgeous homes in the Liberty Park community: The Essex, The Lowery, and The Miner. Now, we’re excited to take a closer look inside the heart of each home… the kitchens!

We’re getting the inside designer details from Erin Dunavant of SWAG Home Staging & Design, who bedecked each kitchen with unique style and function. Click through the photos for details on paint color, cabinets, countertops and more, and keep reading for an overall look at each kitchen.

1) The Essex
The bright, fresh colors in this kitchen immediately welcome you as soon as you step foot inside the home. Standout features include the blue-green tile backsplash (click through photos for product details) and the grand center island. Erin accented the island with a lagoon blue paint, which adds an unexpected splash of personality to the kitchen.

Erin’s favorite feature? The bar sink—it’s great for entertaining… or easy cleanup after the kids gather for breakfast before school.

2) The Lowery
Whoever said kitchens should be all white hasn’t been inside The Lowery. These warm colors are so inviting and add character to the spacious home. Distinctive details include the industrial bronze lighting fixtures, frosted glass upper cabinet doors, and of course, that bold, natural wood beam that separates the kitchen from the living room.

Erin’s favorite feature? The wine room, which is hidden behind a sliding barn door. Check out that roll-out wine rack, mini fridge, and open shelving—this is a wine lover’s dream!

3) The Miner
The open floor plan of this kitchen begs for holiday celebrations and football viewing parties—we can just picture family and friends gathering around the exposed brick island for regular get-togethers. We especially love the brick accent wall surrounding the spacious pantry and the Ubatuba granite countertops.

Erin’s favorite feature? The cinnamon-stained hardwood flooring, which was custom-produced for this home.

View photos below, and learn more about the Liberty Park community at

The Miner

The Miner

The Living Rooms

May 16, 2015 | View on Facebook

Three gorgeous living rooms, one treasured community. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the family rooms of three home plans within the Liberty Park neighborhood decorated by Erin Dunavant of SWAG Home Staging & Design.

Click through the photos below for all the design details, and keep reading for more info and Erin’s favorite features.

1) The Miner in Forest Hills
This cozy room is filled with rustic details that Birmingham families can’t get enough of—take a look at the wood skins from Evolutia covering the feature fireplace wall and tray ceiling. Plus, we love the detail of the nailhead-trimmed sofa and Regina Andrew Chandelier.

Erin’s favorite feature: The framed photos on the wall, which were pulled from the basement of the Birmingham Library.

The Lowery

The Lowery

2) The Lowrey in Heritage Hills
Elegant and spacious, the Lowrey living room brings in fresh colors and textures for a traditional feel that fits today’s lifestyle. How inviting are those tall ceilings and grand windows that look out over the back porch?

Erin’s favorite feature: The built-in bookshelves that allow you to personalize the home with family photos, favorite books, and keepsakes.

3) The Essex in The Hill
From the tufted sofas to the pops of turquoise throughout, this family room is modern, yet comfortable. The coffered ceiling adds an unexpected architectural detail to the room, and the oversized leather chair and soft rug couldn’t be cozier.

Erin’s favorite feature: The openness of the room—with direct access to the kitchen and covered porch, this room is quickly going to become the headquarters of the home.

See more from these three rooms in the photos below, and learn more about the Miner, Lowrey, and Essex home plans within the Liberty Park community at

The Essex: Master Bedroom

The Essex: Master Bedroom

The Bedrooms

May 30, 2015 | View on Facebook

Describe your dream master bedroom in one word. Did you pick peaceful? Comfortable? Relaxing? We all imagine a bedroom that is truly a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and today we’re sharing three that accomplish that feeling in unique ways.

And because kids need a cozy place to call home, too, we’re also sharing some fabulous kids’ rooms that are full of personality.

Let’s take a closer look at the bedrooms in three Liberty Park homes: The Essex, The Miner, and The Lowrey.

1) The Essex in The Hill
For the parents: We can’t imagine a dreamier master bedroom than this traditional, cream-colored suite. The custom king-sized tufted headboard makes an immediate statement when you enter, and the cream linen curtains bathe the room in soft sophistication.

For the kids: This frilly girls’ room is sleepover-ready with twin beds dressed in Pottery Barn Kids bedding. Plus, the oversized metal initials hung over each bed really personalize the space.

The Miner: Master Bedroom

The Miner: Master Bedroom

2) The Miner in Forest Hills
For the parents: Vivid color and rustic wood details add unexpected character to this master bedroom. We adore the pendant lamps hanging above each end table, and that cream chair is the perfect spot to curl up and read a book.

For the kids: This whimsical hunting theme is a great choice for a boys’ room. The custom navy and white deer curtains made by Norris Interiors and the antler chandelier add fun, quirky style.

3) The Lowrey in Heritage Hills
For the parents: Spacious and bright, this master bedroom has room for a seating area, complete with two high-back chairs and a mirrored table. We also like the southern charm of the whitewashed end tables and dresser.

For the kids: This is the kind of room that grows with your kids. From the chocolate brown burlap tufted headboard to the red leather chair, who said a boy’s room can’t be cool and sophisticated?

Click through the photos below to see photos of each room—which bedroom is your favorite? To learn more about these homes and the Liberty Park community visit

The Miner

The Miner

The Dining Rooms

June 13, 2015 | View on Facebook

When it’s time to entertain guests at your next dinner party, or gather family around for a holiday meal, the dining room is where memories are truly made in a home. We’re showing off three of our favorite dining rooms, all decorated by Erin Dunavant of SWAG Home Staging & Design, and all located inside homes in the Liberty Park community.

1) The Miner in Forest Hills
The open concept of this dining room makes for an easy transition between cooking and serving. The built-in custom cabinets include wide shelving for large serving pieces, which are usually hard to store in standard cabinets. We love the rustic charm of the chicken wire front in the upper cabinets.

Erin’s favorite feature? The industrial-style dining table, which boats a metal overlay and metal detailing on the edges.

2) The Lowrey in Heritage Hills
Set off the front entry, this stately dining room immediately makes a statement with its brick columns that welcome you to sit down for Sunday night supper. A second entrance from a spacious Butler’s pantry is both a clever and functional addition.

Erin’s favorite feature? The unique accents, from the rope-covered chandelier to the gold-accented painting that reflects the glimmering light from the chandelier.

3) The Essex in The Hill
Located directly off the kitchen, this dining room features tall windows that allow natural light to pour into the room. The room looks out onto the screened back porch, which invites you to keep the evening going by moving the party outdoors.

Erin’s favorite feature? The large, round dining table, which keeps conversation flowing between all guests sitting around it.

Find out more about The Miner, The Lowrey, and The Essex by visiting Liberty Park’s website at

Miner treehouse 3The Bonus Rooms

June 27, 2015 | View on Facebook

A house really becomes a home once it embodies a family’s day-to-day lifestyle. When a home has an extra “bonus” room, we love seeing how each family makes it their own. Here are three of our favorite bonus rooms designed by Erin Dunavant of SWAG Home Staging & Design in the Liberty Park neighborhood.

1) The Miner in Forest Hills
This neighborhood draws in a lot of local families with young kids and grandkids, and the imaginative tree house in this bonus loft space is a kids’ paradise. They’ll have a blast playing pretend as pirates above the waves or explorers on a jungle safari, and after a day of adventure, we think Mom will enjoy using it as a place to get away and read in peace.

2) The Lowrey in Heritage Hills
The adults of the home deserve a little fun too, don’t you think? Behind this handcrafted barn door hides a fully-furnished wine room, complete with roll-out wine racks and a custom-fitted wine chiller. We’re not sure how many people this room holds, but we have a feeling you’ll find out pretty quickly once you stock the bar with all your favorites.

3) The Essex in The Hill
Kids will be kids, and this bonus room boasts a whimsical ice cream theme to let their imaginations run wild. The room is tucked behind Jack and Jill bedrooms and looks just like a closet entrance (so you can shut the door on any mess), and features chalkboard paint for your little artists to show off their talents.

Does your home have a bonus space—if so, how does your family use it? Take a closer look at other rooms in these three homes by visiting and learn more about Liberty Park at

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