Hamilton Place

Pursell Farms

Sylacauga, Alabama

The design of Hamilton Place is drawn largely from Tidewater Colonial architecture, a less formal style for important residences that followed the Georgian period in Virginia and the Carolinas.  Consequently, the character of the building is compatible with the relaxed nature of Pursell Farms, while maintaining an elegant aesthetic appropriate to a variety of significant occasions.  With its massing broken into several components, care was taken to maintain a domestic scale that is deferential to historic Hamilton House, resulting in a place that is comfortable hosting very large gatherings, along with more modest events

In sympathy with the rural South, a variety of interior spaces are matched with equally important landscapes:  a pastoral approach to the entrance, a long glass porch embracing a gracious lawn and lake front, and a large bay window leading to the formal garden.