Robert Jemison Jr residence (Glen Iris)

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The Robert Jemison Jr residence, also called the Jemison-Stokely residence, is a two-story wood house at 10 Glen Iris Park designed by architect William Welton for real estate developer Robert Jemison Jr.

The house is actually the second version, as the first was destroyed in a fire shortly after its completion in 1903. The rebuilding was completed in 1908. The salt-box style house is clad with wood clapboards and topped with a hipped roof. The front entrance features a fanlight protected by a shallow projecting gable and opens onto a raised terrace which also connects to covered corner porches on either side of the house.

The house's main parlor is 36 feet long with a fireplace at either end. The main floor ceilings are 12 feet high, and the three upstairs bedroom suites have 11-foot ceilings. An open wood deck supported on brick piers was added later to the rear of the house.

After Jemison moved to a new house in Mountain Brook, the home was purchased by attorney Jehu Stokely. Around 2006 it was purchased by Elane Lee-Isa and her husband. They repaired the deteriorating structure, expanded the kitchen and added a breakfast nook designed by architect Craig Hennecy. They also added insulation and replaced all of the house's sixty-six windows with insulated glass units designed to replicate the original millwork.

Lee-Isa relocated to New Jersey and put the house up for sale in 2016 with a list price of $1,375,000.