Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rural Alabama Artist's Compound

From today's New York Times, this is folk artist Butch Anthony's Alabama home...It has a ton of character! Mr. Anthony's been building it himself (mostly tweaking it now) since 1988. Aren't the exterior walls beautiful? To craft them, he sawed, dovetailed and fit heart pine he found at a Georgia mill. The stove heats the kitchen, that's Anthony's own artwork in the bathroom, and there's a rusty mattress spring on the wall over the platform bed. While the thought of annual Doo Nanny music festival he holds on the compound frightens me a bit, I really admire this home. Read more here.

All photos by Robert Rausch for The New York Times.

6 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh wow!

Simply Defined Design said...

This is beautiful! I love everything about it!! Thanks for inspiring! Best, Connie

Cashon&Co said...

Yea for the Alabamans! This house if gorgeous. A perfect country getaway. I love Alabama country, with all the spanish moss hanging on huge old oak trees. ps. I passed on an award to you on my blog yesterday! ;)

liza said...

Thanks everyone for the comments! Have a beautiful weekend!

C said...

wood ceilings..
they have me at hello!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Carmen
buscut.blogspot.com

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

The exterior walls make me drool! And that big white platform bed...yummy!

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