631 Reba Street

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631 Reba Street is a modern-style residence at 631 Reba Street, on a 1/3-acre lot off Roberta Road in northern Forestdale. It was constructed in 1960 to plans drawn by Wisconsin architect John Randal McDonald.

The 1,500 square-foot flat-roofed house is nearly opaque from the street, but its two large living area, centered on a sunken fireplace, are lit by clerestory windows and enjoy expansive views of the rear yard, which originally had an in-ground swimming pool.

The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main bedroom has a walk-in closet and direct access to the porch. The children's room has a built-in folding screen to separate sleeping area from play area. The interiors feature terrazzo flooring, exposed brick, and stained wood ceilings and paneling.

After decades of sitting vacant, the house was acquired by the Apollo Property Group for renovation in March 2021 and was sold for $255,000 in October of that year. The process was documented on the A&E network series "Flipping Down South", which aired in 2022.


  • Colurso, Mary (March 9, 2022) "Watch Alabama team transform houses from derelict to dreamy in ‘Flipping Down South’." The Birmingham News
  • Thornton, William (March 30, 2022) "How the only Alabama house built by an architect to the stars was rescued." The Birmingham News