“An Architectural Masterpiece Nestled in the Rolling Hills of Oak Mountain and Indian Springs Village"
Resting S Ranch
Resting S Ranch is a 35-acre estate in the heart of protected and cherished Indian Springs, a residential/equestrian community lying just minutes south of Birmingham, Alabama, a city located in the foothills of the Appalachians offering mountain views, numerous lakes and streams, and four real seasons. The mild climate allows year-round opportunities for golf, equestrian pursuits, and other outdoor activities.
"No Expense Was Spared in the Design of this Magnificent Indian Springs Estate Home"
Passers-by can only guess at what lies inside the gates, beyond the trees, and over the handsome bridge. The long driveway winds through pastures with horses and donkeys, past an enchanting waterfall, a spring-fed pond, home to swans and geese. The drive is bordered by a mature pecan grove planted alongside the classic stack-stone fencing which the owner brought from the Historical Registry of Lexington, Kentucky.
The centerpiece of the Resting S estate is the 13,000 + square-foot home. Set against the backdrop of Oak Mountain and the 10,000 acre Oak Mountain Park, the home sits so beautifully it gives one the impression that it has always been there. The artistic setting and art-quality finishes are paired with state of the art electronics ( Savant system ) and commercial grade building. The exterior of the home is Spanish cedar with copper and slate roof. The massive doors were all hand-crafted; the hardware throughout is custom French cast bronze.
The living room has a magnificent stairway with walnut treads, a Louis xv bronze and crystal chandelier, 20-foot coffered ceiling, and a 54" fireplace with an 18th-century mantel, There is an impressive balcony traversing the perimeter of the room ....an ideal spot for fine art display!
Every room of the home has fine windows and French doors which frame amazing halcyon views and invites the outdoor ambiance to come inside. Many of the special spaces in the home were designed for easy living such as the master bedroom suite with exercise room, steam room, hobby/craft room, his and her baths with Sheryl Wagner fixtures and grand furniture-quality closets plus a private portico for enjoying the sunrises. Then, there's the 80' sleeping porch, theater room, elevator, and the iconic observation tower.
Other unique rooms provide a venue for memorable entertaining of small or large gatherings. The exquisite dining room seats 16 and offers spectacular views. The kitchen/keeping room has a 20-foot ceiling, yet it is warm and friendly with the large stone fireplace, room for all to sit at the bar and spill out onto front porch or onto the 68-foot rear terrace where there's room to sit by another fireplace or enjoy the fire pit. The fully-equipped commercial kitchen allows for easy entertaining on a grand scale. The recreational pastures are wonderful spots for a party. Under the massive pin oaks, there are twin cookers, rope swings, croquet lawn, fishing pond, riding pasture, orchards, flower and vegetable gardens, ducks, geese, donkey
Indian Springs Village is quaint community nestled in the rolling hills of Double Oak Mountain in Shelby County, Alabama. Indian Springs Village is home to 868 households, including many large Estates and Equestrian properties.
This forward-thinking community adopted a comprehensive plan focused on preserving, protecting and enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Indian Springs Village to enjoy.
Located close to Birmingham, long-known for being a medical, research and biotech center, is gaining an international reputation for its progressive business climate and for being a great place to live. It has great hospitals, schools, a noted opera company, symphony orchestra, great museums, a growing film industry, and every year its' restaurants walk off with national awards. And don't forget the music scene and the football lineage. Famous for its Southern hospitality, Birmingham offers the ambiance of daily living not overly stressed by traffic; there's time for culture, enjoying family and the outdoors.
Please see photos of the log cabin, pool, Koi pond, pool house, and barn which are listed separately.
The antique cabin was moved and reconstructed on site. It has a deluxe kitchen, two bedrooms, two and 1/2 baths, a fireplace in the master bedroom and in the great room.
The whimsical, artistic pool is connected by a spillway to the koi pond. The pool house has a wonderful kitchen, large bar with Murano light fixtures and delightful guess suit upstairs.
The barn has garages for equipment storage, stall, birthing stall, spacious apartment and tons of storage upstairs.
Year Built: 2009