Guest My Nest: Upper Kingston Road

Do you love getting sneak peeks into other peoples houses?

Have you ever stumbled across a house listing online and made an appointment to see it even though you didn’t have any plans to move any time soon?

(Union Springs, AL- click on the photo for more!)

Have you ever taken “the long way home”, just so you can stare at a beautiful house you admire?

(Prattville, AL- click on the photo for more!)

Have you ever saved up all your pennies just so you could spend a couple of nights in a secret little place by the sea?

(“Nido Aguila”- Seaside, FL)

Have you dreamed about escaping to a primitive little place in the mountains?

(Bear Creek Log Cabin- Fort Payne, AL)

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you might dig our new feature. We’re calling it:

Guest My Nest

We’ve been invited to review and photograph a lot of great places around the South lately, so we thought- why not make a regular feature out of it?

Our “Guest My Nest” posts will give you an inside look at all sorts of heavenly houses. We’ll be visiting and blogging about homes that are for sale, homes that aren’t for sale, some of our clients homes, and even some B&B’s and vacation homes around the South too!

We “guested” our first nest this afternoon…

Isn’t it spectacular?!

It’s owned by a very sweet lady by the name of Jamie Robison. She shares the house with her daughter, Elizabeth, and their two darling doggies…

It was built in 1912, is approximately 5600 square feet, sits on just over three acres of land, and is currently on the market for $415,000.

It’s got six bedrooms:

Four bathrooms:

And six fireplaces:

It also has a large living room, and a large formal dining room:

One of my favorite parts of the house was its magnificent foyer- complete with craftsman-style staircase that leads up to the second floor:

Jamie has painstakingly removed a lot of the old paint from the staircase, and I couldn’t get over how beautiful it was…

The kitchen has been completely renovated. There are windows on three sides of it, so the entire space is sunkissed. It almost feels like you’re outside- it’s incredible. As we stood in there and chatted- I was secretly picturing myself walking in there every morning. :-)

The butlers pantry has also been renovated, and features a brick floor and the original cabinetry and hardware:

There were so many pretty details throughout the house. I loved all the old doors and door knobs…

Outside, there’s an old, tumbledown 2-room house, an outhouse, a two-car garage, a porte cochere, a concrete swimming pool and the deepest wrap-around porch I’ve ever seen.

Here’s a link to the listing.

And here’s the video we shot while visiting the house today…

Hope you enjoyed our first “Guest My Nest” post!
We look forward to sharing lots more of them with you in the future.
:-)

Happy Monday!
Layla

PS- If you’d like to have your home or vacation location featured on “Guest My Nest”, please drop us a line at [email protected]!

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Comments

  1. says

    Layla:

    Hello! I love this post and am a fan of y’all! :)

    Keeping my new home in mind, I am always looking for ideas. I particularly love the paint colors and original cabinents in this home. I was wondering if you used your magic touch on them and would happen to know the paint colors?

    Have a great day!

    Nat E

  2. says

    Fab website darlings…..it’s the sort of dream of the Southern States one has from Europe. Just lovely to see the details on wooden columns and balusters.

    You’ll have to come to Europe to guest our nest someday!

    Sam and Jeannie,

    Finca Buenvino

    Spain

  3. Amy F. says

    Oh, another one of my favorite homes in Prattivllle! I live about a 1/4 mile from this house and have always looked at it in awe. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the pcitures.

  4. Lin M says

    Lived in Prattville while in AF — drove past this home many times! It was wonderful to get a peek inside — such a grand old home!

  5. says

    I CANNOT WAIT to leisurely browse this entire site…and hey WE ARE PRACTICALLY NEIGHBORS..we are in ANOTHER historic small town BRUNDIDGE,ALABAMA -Will connect you to one of my blogs http://mygrammashouse.blogspot.com and happily share you with the coop antiquers ON MAIN STREET in Brundidge at THE MARKETPLACE.

  6. JannYvette Angel-Byrd says

    Hello – Love your blog just found today. Was surprised to see this house which was best friends of my husbands family. Col. Sarto and his family had the house many years before Col. Sarto passed, and I always loved it. My husband’s family lived in Prattville. His family home is the Smith-Byrd House. I always wanted to restore it but we lived to far away. It is now a bread and breakfast. If you ever go there we have pictures of the “before” which we have given some to the new owners…Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see your next adventure!

  7. Maria from Oz says

    OMG! They are twins! I have never seen a mother and daughter look so alike! We have a few Arts and Crafts styled houses here in Australia. I haven’t seen any THAT big though! Very nice. I wonder how much more has been done since your visit all those years ago?

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