It was not love at first sight when homeowner Ragan Cain first stumbled upon her 1950s ranch located in Mountain Brook, Alabama. She had always envisioned a grand Tudor or sweeping Colonial, but this home offered an unheard of nine acres within city limits, so she and her husband decided to take the plunge. Based on his love of color, pattern, and love of history, Mark D. Sikes was commissioned to bring the home to life. Inspired by Cain’s passion for antiques and old homes, Sikes envisioned rooms with equal parts Southern gentility and youthful edge. “I love, love, love old houses,” said Cain. “The way they make you feel, the stories they have to tell. Really, nothing makes me happier.” Photography by Amy Nenusinger for the March-April 2019 issue of Veranda. Captions by Caroline Collins McKenzie.
Absolute perfection, I love this classic charming home! For more, please visit Veranda or pick up a copy on newsstands now. The entire issue is divine! Mark D. Sikes’ book Beautiful can be purchased via Amazon.