Located in the northeast corner of Alabama, Mentone is a small, rural town on Lookout Mountain just above the Little River Canyon National Preserve. The retreat is sited on the river’s western fork amongst the natural flora of rhododendron, mountain laurel and native pine. Surrounded on three sides by double-height screened porches, the small, two-bedroom cabin is designed to encourage interaction with its natural setting. The double height space of the porches admits daylight to the interior while providing comfortable gathering space. Inside, the focal point is the family’s 1930’s wood boat that hangs above a center stone fireplace.
2000 – Merit Award, Birmingham AIA