Roebuck Castle

This unique home was constructed in the 1970s on a large corner lot in the South Roebuck neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama. The five-bedroom, three-bath house was built by the Khalaf family, who owned Salem’s Pharmacy near East End Memorial Hospital (now Ascension St. Vincent’s East). Since then, the property has changed owners several times, however, no one has lived in the home in at least a decade, perhaps longer. The once spectacular home that includes a fountain in the entryway, an in-law suite in the basement, and a large in-ground pool has fallen into severe disrepair. The roof and main floor have partially collapsed into the basement. Last year, the property was purchased by Monroe Park Properties who plan to renovate the dilapidated home. From start to finish, the project is expected to take 3-4 months and will begin in mid-July 2022.

Roebuck Castle
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Roebuck Castle
Roebuck Castle
Roebuck Castle

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8 comments

  1. Honestly, I’m surprised someone would invest what is sure to be a staggering sum into the renovation of this house. I’m a huge fan of 20th century architecture across many styles and genres, and certainly appreciate the purists who take the extra effort to honor an original design, but this home frankly seems more kitsch than architecturally significant. Given the integral construction materials/methods and extensive decay, my hat’s off to the new owners because I’m afraid I’d have to start fresh with this site.

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    1. I watch the progress through Paul’s Instagram. He was working to save the fireplace, the entryway fountain, and the wall of ivy by the entrance, but other than that it looks like they had to completely gut it out. The last I saw it was framed in with a partial roof so they are moving quickly. When it is done, I will go back to check it out.

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