The 2019 Mobile Bay Magazine Inspiration Home is a luxury woodland retreat just steps from Mobile Bay and downtown Fairhope. The home will reflect the story of our area through architecture and design from local vendors and designers. Each room will be outfitted with the latest technology and furnishings. Innovative fixtures, smart design, top-of-the- line finishes and unique character make this a project to behold. Mark your calendars to tour this spectacular home! Home Highlights: - 2,800 square feet of custom design - 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths - Interior wood paneling sawn from trees on site, including beech and oak - Exterior finished with lap and shingle siding with a stone base accent - Outdoor-living area around the lower level porte cochere - Large outdoor cooking porch - Top-level master suite, 28 feet up into the trees for a treehouse feel - Library staircase around daylit bookshelves and seating nooks - Elevator with glass windows Van Antwerp Park is a fifteen-lot neighborhood in old Fairhope, one lot away from Mobile Bay. Located on a beautiful eleven-acre hillside and dry creek bed once nurtured by Mary Van Antwerp, a seven-acre arboretum defines and anchors the homes in this unique wooded community. Low impact development and landscape concepts enhance the environment. The private arboretum provides access to active walking trails, aerobic exercise paths, and community gardens, all with a mission of building community through increasing enjoyment and knowledge of the natural world. All homes will be designed by Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects, either through pre-planned prototypes that are available with the lot purchase, or as custom designs.
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We are excited to share with you a short film WAV produced about our area for the American Institute of Architects Film Challenge. Located on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Fairhope (Pop. ~22,000) is the fastest-growing town in the fastest-growing county in the state. Founded in 1894 as a Single Tax Colony by a group of Midwesterners with a progressive economic vision, it’s been called "the most un-Southern town in Alabama.” For the last 33 years, a once-small architecture firm has been immersed in the town, exploring ideas of community, growth, and preservation. No Reason To Live There is an homage to the unique place this firm calls home and to the many, varied ways to practice local. Filmmaker: Virginia Walcott Produced by WAV Architects
Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects (WAV) is excited to announce the promotion of Abby Davis to Principal. She’s joining fellow Principals Mac Walcott, Gina Walcott, Clay Adams, Lea Verneuille, and Ryan Baker. Abby has become integral to WAV as a firm leader, successfully expanding our interior design profile, taking on complicated design challenges and mentoring our younger designers. Abby is also a community leader, taking on leadership roles in community organizations and hands-on volunteer work. Abby is excited to use her new role to continue expanding WAV’s commercial and residential interiors work. She’s looking forward to some exciting commercial and residential projects moving into the construction phase in 2019, as well as several fantastic interior projects currently on the boards and several that will be completed this year. Focusing on the development of interior architecture alongside the exterior design of a building has always been a passion of hers. Abby enjoys creating interiors that are seamlessly integrated with the overall architecture of the building--spaces that reinforce and enhance the architectural point of view and spirit of the design. She also believes that Interior architecture and design can delight and surprise by bringing something new and unexpected, especially within existing buildings. In addition to her goals of raising the profile of WAV’s interior architecture services, Abby will continue her efforts in making a positive difference in the community. Whether being an organizational leader or doing hands-on volunteering, she loves the fellowship and connection that being active in her community provides. She’s even introduced her first grader to community service this past fall! It was not only Abby’s design skills, hard work and passion for interiors that identified her as a WAV firm leader. It was also her commitment to mentoring younger designers. Her advice to potential future firm leaders is to never become complacent; strive to exceed expectations and to progress--technically, aesthetically, and as community leaders. She observes that leaders and experts in their fields are constantly seeking to improve and push boundaries, and it motivates those around them to do the same. “I’ve gotten two bits of advice from Architecture Professors that I think potential firm leaders could benefit from: 1. Architecture should reflect the spirit of the times. I’ve interpreted this in many ways over the years—I think it sticks with me because, to me, the root of this advice is that architecture should endeavor to inspire. It should reflect something, mean something, it should have a spirit, a life to it. If you’re working on a project, and especially if you’re leading it, ask yourself how you can inject spirit into the spaces you are creating. 2. Proceed and be bold. Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee’s advice is universal. Learning from the wise ones around you is a must, but you’ve also got to take the initiative to set professional, personal, and creative goals, and pursue them boldly.” — Abby Davis Join us in welcoming Abby Davis as our newest WAV Principal.