Can you believe the famous architect E. Fay Jones built a masterpiece on the Bluff high above Mobile Bay hidden from view for over 30 years?

Dated: July 15 2021

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The mid century masterpiece is now on the market for the first time! The property sits on almost 3 acres and is tucked behind a grove of pines trees right off the beautiful scenic Highway 98 that runs along the scenic Mobile Bay on the Eastern Shore of Alabama.

This Midcentury masterpiece perched high on the bluff overlooking Mobile Bay, Located in the village of Montrose, one of Alabama’s most sought after neighborhoods is marked by amazing views, and an abundance of natural light. This piece of American architectural history seamlessly blends into its surroundings. The deep and heavily wooded lot creates privacy and sense of awe when the natural oasis is revealed. The home was built over the course of three years from Washington State Redwoods all milled onsite. The best time to experience this one-of-a- kind property is in the evening when you can enjoy a view of the Mobile skyline and a magnificent sunset from almost every room.

Here is some more Information about  architect, E. Fay Jones, He was a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright. Jones is primarily known as the creator of the Ozark style of architecture. Vernacular architecture is usually defined as structures that groups of people make for daily use—that is, buildings not designed by professional architects but representative of folk culture, produced by members of the community to meet certain needs or desires and guided by the conventions of locality. His buildings are located throughout the United States. His designs for houses, chapels, and churches are hailed as organic and site-sensitive.

Jones is most well-known for his Thorncrown Chapel.


Architect E. Fay Jones’ Chapel iHis Crowning Achievement

Constructed mostly of wood and other materials indigenous to northwestern Arkansas, the design minimized material transportation costs. Though giving the impression of an open-air structure, the chapel is nonetheless a glass-enclosed, conditioned space.

Are you familiar with the Thorncrown Chapel? Yes, it was the most notable masterpiece of Jones—designed as a place of quiet retreat near Eureka Springs, Arkansa it became a busy tourist mecca. Made of wood and glass, it blends with its protectedenvironment. The surrounding forest and the sky above can be seen through its glass; it is a place where the outside is inside. The floor is stone, and metal is used for some prominent details. It is a small building measuring only 24 by 60 by 48 feetyet nevertheless a dramatic space. Jones' emphasis on natural materials and his making the outdoor setting a part of the interior experience are characteristics found in Wright's work, in which organic forms tie together different spaces.

If you would to learn more about this amazing property, please go to heatherdelapp.comhttps://heatherdelapp.jpar.com/details.php?mls=137&mlsid=315769.

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Heather DeLapp

My love for the Eastern Shore and the Alabama Gulf Coast was instant. I moved here in 2007 after falling in love with the area on a weekend trip to Point Clear. No place had ever felt more like home.....

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