Home of Dr. and Mrs. Raleigh Kent
Dr. and Mrs. Raleigh Kent, 2837 Southwood Road
The Kent’s original Robert Jemison 1929 Mountain Brook Estates home was built in the American Tudor style using brick, stone timber and stucco. The graduated slate roof creates an optical illusion of a steeper angle. The home has undergone several renovations by the Kents since 1990 including a master bath, paneled den assembled on site and enlarged kitchen/den with added screen porch. Wood carvings, reclaimed beams, chandeliers and a 16th century Tudor mantel from England obtained from Richard's clothing store blend in with the owners collection of Jacobean, Queen Anne and French provincial walnut furniture. Interesting items include a collection of tea caddies, a wooden carving after the Black plague inscribed with "God's providence is thine inheritance," an oak Tudor Rose roof boss and a Jacobean tester bed from 1687.