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December 8, 2013

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Architectural Delight in Anniston, Alabama

By Eartha Kitsch


This week’s home is an interesting mix of styles and the exterior is quite marvelous and unique.  Thank you to Amanda for sending this one in for us to see!




This home is located at 9 Markwoods Road in Anniston, Alabama. It has 4 bedrooms and  3.5 baths and was built in 1969. It is listed for $189,900 and is being offered by Century 21 Harris-McKay Realty. From the listing:


This is a one of a kind style home with an elegant floor plan which offers lots of space for entertaining. A separate pool house with covered walkway and a heated pool. This house has graduated levels to some of the rooms. Split BR plan. Master Bedroom  has fireplace & private terrace. Casual dining has Terrace to extend entertaining. Adjacent to recreational room, Family Room has fireplace. The daylight basement has a soda and ice cream family bar located directly across from the pool. Some arched doorways & fireplaces. A must see with an interesting & Fabulous Architectural Design!!


Here is an additional shot of the exterior which shows the covered walkway and the garage. I like how the lines of the garage mirror those of the front of the home itself.



Let’s take a look inside!


Entry Foyer & Dining Room






Living Areas




One of the Bathrooms



Bedroom with Built-ins



Basement Soda Fountain




Back Patio



What do you all think of this home? Do you love the cool exterior design and ironwork at much as I do? And who would join me in not minding if my home had a soda fountain? Oh, and by the way, it also has an indoor heated pool! I’d love to hear your thoughts!





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8 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Architectural Delight in Anniston, Alabama

  1. Ann Kennedy Reply

    December 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

    What a fun house! In the 60s, the desire for social entertainment in homes was growing–this led to larger “rec rooms”, patios, pools, built-in stereos, bars, and yes, soda fountains! A million years ago in high school I had a friend whose family rec room included all of these features PLUS an intercom…on which his parents would occasionally deliver messages to us from upstairs! It was a little unnerving at times:-)

    • Eartha Kitsch Reply

      December 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      It’s true! People designed their homes around entertaining there. And ha! Nothing like the parental voices coming through the speakers to keep things down to a dull roar! 🙂

  2. Sara In AZ Reply

    December 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Oh my gosh – YES!!! I LOVE all the ironwork….it looks like a seriously cool house….and that basement – don’t even get me started on how much I’d LOVE to have a soda fountain in the basement!!!

  3. dkzody Reply

    December 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    That price is just amazing. Are home prices that low in all of Alabama? After looking at small homes in San Francisco for over $1 million, this home blows me away.

    • Eartha Kitsch Reply

      December 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      I’d say that houses would be substantially lower in Alabama than in San Francisco, on a case by case basis of course. San Francisco has some pretty sweet real estate too but yeah, pricey!

  4. Andrea Reply

    December 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I, too, am blown away by the pricing on this house! Especially considering that it has an indoor heated pool as well, wow!

  5. SarahW Reply

    December 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Wow, I love the setting of the house, and the soda fountain! I’ve been looking at houses here in Utah, and this does seem very inexpensive as well. Clearly, I need to find a way to invent teleportation so I don’t have to live in driving distance to work!

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