McAlpine Tankersley Architecture Brings Southern Charm To Villanova

The Montgomery, Ala. design team combined modern and comfortable vibes under one roof for the ultimate in sophistication.

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The kitchen counters are made of a beautiful Calacatta white marble, which is repeated in the subway-tile backsplash for the stainless-steel Wolf range and hood. Ebony-stained white-oak flooring brings depth to the gray space, and a rolling stainless-steel table serves as the kitchen’s center island. “I wanted something light and airy,” says Jahnle.

The kitchen’s banquette offers a comfortable nook for family meals. It’s also become a favorite spot for a quick snooze. An adjacent workspace houses everything from dishwashers to additional sinks, cabinets and a pantry area. “It allows the kitchen to have more of a showroom look while still being completely functional,” says Semerjian.

Oddly enough, Jahnle’s nursing career came into play in the powder room. “I absolutely had to have the foot pedals to control the faucet,” she says. “I’m used to using them at work.”

A custom-built base hides the mechanisms for the pedals. Other unique touches include a concrete urn sink and a decorative mirror hanging from the ceiling on silver chains. “Everything in this bathroom is unconventional,” says Semerjian. “There are so many elements that bring interest to it.”

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