Jeffrey Dungan’s Timeless Design & Architecture

Some time ago, I became familiar with Jeffrey Dungan’s Timeless Design & Architecture when I glimpsed an image on Pinterest of the kitchen from his project, Villa at Shoal Creek. I bet you know this image of a breakfast nook as well (the 13th image below) because it has resonated with thousands of design lovers for good reason. It’s a fresh approach to traditional and classic design from a masterful eye. I’m a great admirer of this Alabama-based starchitect’s philosophies and sensibilities. He seems to be remarkably capable of remaining grounded in wonder and a reverence for nature for his varied projects. It’s a humble and honorable approach that will never fall from favor.

Breathtaking front door and stone entrance to magnificent home. Design and architecture by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Come tour more of Jeffrey Dungan's Timeless Design & Architecture. #housedesign #exterior #classicdesign #oldworld

Archtiect/Design: Jeffrey Dungan Architects Image source: Dering Hall

Jeffrey Dungan’s Timeless Design & Architecture

Source of images: Dering Hall

Be inspired by this pure gold from the architect in an interview shared on Jeffrey Dungan’s Journal:

Approach to Design? “There are always three things I ask the site when approaching design: 1. Where are your best views? 2. How does the sun travel across? 3. What is the shape of the topography? The answers to those questions will tell me how to lay out the house.”

Where does the architect find inspiration? “For me there are endless sources. Certainly the earth and the beauty of it are inspiration, but also music and people are for me as well. Especially when I draw, people are huge and I have surrounded myself with some amazing ones who inspire me everyday. In the end, it’s personal and it’s spiritual. There is no recipe for it- it’s mysterious but worth seeking out.”

Want to know the person behind all this beauty and hear the voice behind the designs?

TREAT YOURSELF to 2 minutes of lovely, vulnerable sharing from an architect full of gratitude.

 

I love the sense of purpose and calling inherent in this video capturing a man’s mission and am so inspired to reflect on my own motivations and longings. I also love the architect’s mention of the trees since they are so important along my own spiritual journey. In fact, just this afternoon I spoke with someone who is tender and having trouble moving forward. I felt compelled to suggest spending time with trees in order to return to center.

No matter where this post finds you, no matter how you may have stumbled upon this little inspiration sanctuary on the web, maybe this poetry will mean something for you.

When I am Among the Trees

by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,

especially the willows and the honey locust,

equally beech, the oaks and the pines,

they give off such hints of gladness.

I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,

in which I have goodness, and discernment,

and never hurry through the world

but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves

and call out, “Stay awhile.”

The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,

“and you too have come

into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled

with light, and to shine.”

Black walnut tree in summer.

Black walnut tree in summer. via

How grateful I am for poets and architects who create shelter for us with words and bricks!

Let’s tour a few of my favorite Jeffrey Dungan Architects projects to educate ourselves and train our eye to learn a little more about timeless design and superior architecture. Savor this sophisticated, luxurious, thoughtful approach to architecture and meet me at the finish line to share your sentiments.

Farmhouse on Shades Creek

Magnificent wood facade of a magnificent farmhouse by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Farmhouse on Shade Creek. #exterior #farmhouse #cedarshake #modernfarmhouse

Jeffrey Dungan’s Timeless Design & Architecture

Magnificent kitchen with timeless design and traditional architecture by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Farmhouse on Shades Creek. #kitchendesign #classickitchen #jeffreydungan #luxurykitchen #timelessdesign

Magnificent breakfast nook with banquettes in kitchen with timeless design and traditional architecture by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Farmhouse on Shades Creek. #kitchendesign #classickitchen #jeffreydungan #luxurykitchen #timelessdesign

Magnificent kitchen with timeless design and traditional architecture by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Farmhouse on Shades Creek. #kitchendesign #classickitchen #jeffreydungan #luxurykitchen #timelessdesign

Magnificent living room with timeless design and traditional architecture by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Farmhouse on Shades Creek. #rusticelegance #classicinteriordesign #jeffreydungan #fireplace #timelessdesign

Magnificent living room with stone wall, timeless design and traditional architecture by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Farmhouse on Shades Creek. #rusticelegance #stonewall #jeffreydungan #livingroom #timelessdesign

Magnificent living room with stone wall, fireplace, and wingchair. Traditional and classic decor. Farmhouse on Shades Creek. Jeffrey Dungan Architects. #fireplace #stonewall #farmhouselivingroom #jeffreydungan

Tour of Jeffrey Dungan’s Timeless Design & Architecture

Bedroom by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Farmhouse on Shades Creek. Traditional decor with rustic wood walls and ceiling. #bedroomdecor #rusticdecor #farmhousebedroom #jeffreydungan #classicdesign

Villa at Shoal Creek

Magnificent facade of a structure by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Villa at Shoal Creek. #jeffreydungan #exterior #architecture

Classic white kitchen by Jeffrey Dungan. Villa at Shoal Creek. Come tour more Jeffrey Dungan's Timeless Design & Architecture. #kitchendesign #classickitchen #jeffreydungan #whitekitchen

Magnificent kitchen by Jeffrey Dungan Architects with built-in banquette in breakfast nook. Black framed windows, tone on tone, and rustic details. #jeffreydungan #classickitchen #breakfastnook #banquette

This is the image that stopped me (and probably you!) in my tracks!!!!

Elegant white living room by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Villa at Shoal Creek. Arched doorway, linen furnishings, and luxury minimalism. #jeffreydungan #livingroom #luxurydecor #classicarchitecture #timelessdesign

Pool and back patio of magnificent home by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Villa at Shoal Creek. #pool #houseexterior #patio #jeffreydungan #luxuryhome

Elegant classic bathroom with freestanding tub. Design by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Villa at Shoal Creek. #bathroomdesign #jeffreydungan #luxurybathroom

Exterior of a home by Jeffrey Dungan. Villa at Shoal Creek. #jeffreydungan #classicarchitecture

Elegant living room with lofty ceiling in a home by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Villa at Shoal Creek. #livingroomdecor #luxury #jeffreydungan #toneontone #interiordesigninspiration

Mountain Brook Alabama

Exterior of a home by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #classicarchitecture

Magnificent architecture and design inside a home by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #staircase #rusticpaneling #woodpaneling #timelessdesign #interiordesigninspiration

Classic kitchen by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #kitchendesign #classickitchen #interiordesigninspiration

Traditional kitchen with classic architecture by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #kitchendesign #classicdesign #traditionalkitchen

Classic and traditional living room decor in a home by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #livingroom #traditionalstyle #interiordesigninspiration

Rustic paneled wood walls in a beautiful home by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #rusticdecor #rusticelegance #interiordesigninspiration #woodpaneling

Stair landing and large lantern pendant in a home by Jeffrey Dungan with rustic wood paneled ceiling and walls. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #staircase #rusticelegance #rusticwoodwalls

Elegant bedroom with armoire and French chandelier in a luxurious home by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #bedroom #timelessdesign

Neutral decor in a classic bedroom by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #bedroom #neutraldecor #classicdesign #interiordesigninspiration

Elegant bedroom with built-in bookcases and fireplace. Design by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #bedroomdesign #interiordesigninspiration #classicdecor

Dining room with rustic wood ceiling in an elegant home by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #diningroom #rusticwood #woodbeams #jeffreydungan #classicdesign

Magnificent architectural details on exterior of a home by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #jeffreydungan #architecture #stoneexterior

Elegant desk in library of magnificent home by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #interiordesigninspiration #jeffreydungan #library #desk

Classic white bathroom by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #bathroomdesign #classicdesign #jeffreydungan

Elegant living room by Jeffrey Dungan. Mountain Brook Alabama. #livingroom #classicdecor #jeffreydungan

Lake Martin, Alabama

Magnificent facade of home by Jeffrey Dungan. Lake Martin, Alabama. #jeffreydungan #houseexterior #classicarchitecture

White and bright hallway and staircase in a magnificent home by Jeffrey Dungan. Lake Martin, Alabama. #jeffreydungan #hallway #staircase #classicdesign

Classic kitchen with rustic beamed ceiling in a home by Jeffrey Dungan. Lake Martin, Alabama. #jeffreydungan #kitchendesign #woodbeams

Magnificent great room in a home by Jeffrey Dungan. Lake Martin, Alabama. #jeffreydungan #greatroom #stonefireplace #vaultedceiling

Rustic and natural architectural details in a home by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Lake Martin, Alabama. #jeffreydungan #rusticdecor #interiordesigninspiration #farmhousedesign

Magnificent architectural details on the exterior staircase of a home by Jeffrey Dungan. Lake Martin, Alabama. #jeffreydungan #farmhousearchitecture #classicdesign

Wood and stone rustic details in a magnificent home by Jeffrey Dungan Architects. Lake Martin, Alabama. #stonewall #archeddoorway #classicdesign #farmhousedesign #jeffreydungan

Jeffrey Dungan’s Timeless Design & Architecture: Alys Beach

Rustic wood cabinets, black framed windows, and white counters in a kitchen by Jeffrey Dungan. Alys Beach Florida. #kitchendesign #rustickitchen #jeffreydungan #blackwindows

Rustic wood planks in a magnificent home by Jeffrey Dungan. Alys Beach Florida. #jeffreydungan #rusticelegance #woodwalls

Black and white exterior of a magnificent home by Jeffrey Dungan. Alys Beach. #jeffreydungan

Black and white exterior of a magnificent home by Jeffrey Dungan. Alys Beach. #jeffreydungan #gothicarch

Magnificent architecture by Jeffrey Dungan. Alys Beach. #jeffreydungan

Architectural details in a magnificent home by Jeffrey Dungan. #jeffreydungan

Architectural details in a bathroom by Jeffrey Dungan. #jeffreydungan #bathroomdesign

Do you have a favorite interior design or architectural moment from above?

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Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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6 Comments

  1. Reta Jankowski
    July 2, 2018 / 8:02 am

    Sublime!

    • michele
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 8:50 am

      And how! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. Mary
    July 2, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    So much to observe and appreciate in these serene homes. As always, my blood pressure dropped ten points as I scrolled through this special post. Thanks, Michele. Hope that all is well with you.

    • michele
      Author
      July 3, 2018 / 6:33 am

      Thank you so much for stopping, friend. My heart is heavy this morning and yet I feel grateful and am trusting. xox

  3. July 2, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    He has a beautiful aesthetic, a timeless quality to his work. I don’t remember seeing it before. Thanks for sharing!

    • michele
      Author
      July 3, 2018 / 6:31 am

      Thanks for adding to the beauty, Holly. The work is exemplary, and I feel such peace viewing it. xox

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