Episode 113: Bobby McAlpine

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Born in an Alabama sawmill town, Bobby McAlpine designed his first house at the age of five—and hasn’t stopped since.

Architect, romantic, poet and entrepreneur, he envisions home as a timeless, graceful, and emotionally evocative place. From the time he founded the firm in 1983, he has realized this ideal in a diverse array of traditional styles and regional vernaculars for clients all over the country.

Today known as McALPINE, the firm now embraces a brilliant and eclectic family of professional architects and interior designers with offices in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and New York.

Along with his furniture line, Bobby is the author of The Home Within Us, the critically acclaimed best-selling book from Rizzoli Publications, and co-author of Art of the House.

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  1. introspection report : McAlpine House on 06/23/2016 at 5:00 PM

    […] Host James Swan featured Bobby on his popular podcast “Million Dollar Decorators”. The 30-plus minute interview delves into Bobby’s humble Alabama beginnings and discovers how those early experiences shaped his unique perspective. You can listen to the lively discussion here. […]

  2. Terry Kearns on 06/24/2016 at 5:10 PM

    We are all exhilarated by Bobby’s new house.

    • James Swan on 07/03/2016 at 8:33 AM

      So true Terry. Can’t wait to see the results of his genius and creative work. JS

  3. […] heavyweights from the likes of Miles Redd and Nick Olsen, to Jaime Derringer, Greg Natale and Bobby McAlpine. So as you can imagine I was pretty chuffed to make the list, to say the […]

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