This week we take you to Tuscaloosa, Alabama – home of the Crimson Tide and sntebellum beauties like the famed Battle-Friedman House and Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion. Our top picks offer fantastic lots with lushly landscaped lawns and gorgeous architecture that harkens back to a bygone era. Which do you prefer, the cliffside splurge or the stately steal?
Splurge: Dreamy Custom Home On The Cliffs Of Lake Tuscaloosa For $3.5M
Now, this is a three-story worth splurging on! At this majestic home, a wrap-around patio overlooking a stunning infinity-edge pool is the perfect place to savor your morning cup of coffee as the sun rises over the lake. Magnificently designed and maintained, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home affords every luxury imaginable. Among these are richly appointed entertaining areas and elaborate gardens with enchanting private courtyards. Here you’ll enjoy a sprawling 9,712 square feet perched on a prime 3.28-acre lot. And although there are plenty of rooms to choose from, guests are treated to their own personal guest house filled with charm! Truly a place of enchantment and whimsy, no detail is left unturned in this Tuscaloosa sanctuary.
Adam Stults with Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 2731 Battlement Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama for $3.5 million.
Steal: Tastefully Updated Greek Revival-Inspired Family Home For $1.35M
For less than half of our splurge, you could find yourself in this exquisite three-story brick beauty. With stately columns and classic shutters inspired by Greek Revival architecture, the home has the feel of an antebellum plantation but was actually built in 1965. Today, everything inside is new. A neutral color palette, gorgeous hardwoods, and modern lighting create a fresh look for this impeccable home. It offers a generous, light-filled floorplan with five-bedrooms, six-bathrooms, and a gracious 7,015 square feet. Set back on a large lot, there is also ample greenspace, which is manicured and heavily treed. The gourmet kitchen has an eye-catching checkerboard floor, met by nearby formal dining for entertaining. An abundance of built-ins and sophisticated touches make this a move-in ready masterpiece at a fraction of the price.
Kristen Howell with Keller Williams Realty has listed 1227 N. Overlook Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama for $1.35 million.