Inspired Home generates $4,900 for Mt Laurel library


MT LAUREL – After eight weekends of tours, the Southern Living Inspired Home in Mt Laurel recently closed.

Birmingham’s first Southern Living Inspired Home was a resounding success for the Town of Mt Laurel as more than 500 visitors from across the state toured the beautifully designed home.

During the tour weekends, all admission fees for the Inspired Home benefited the Mt Laurel Public Library. The Town of Mt Laurel announced the Southern Living Inspired Home raised more than $4,900 for the Friends of the Mt Laurel Library.

“We were proud to show off this gorgeous home and our town to so many visitors,” said Julianna Vance, Mt Laurel’s marketing and community relations manager. “Moreover, the benefit for the Mt Laurel Library will have a lasting impact on our community. The library serves as a community hub – a place to engage, learn and socialize.”

“The Friends of the Mt Laurel Library are grateful that we had the opportunity to work with the Town of Mt Laurel in hosting the tours of the Southern Living Inspired Home,” said Ann Price, chairwoman of the Friends of the Mt Laurel Library. “The volunteers loved spending time in the lovely home greeting visitors while earning funds for the library.”

The Mt Laurel Library already has big plans for the additional funds.

“We are pleased to announce that the $4,900 earned will be used to purchase five laptop computers for the library and to establish educational programs for all ages using the laptops,” Price said.

New programs will include ABC Mouse for pre-school, Minecraft challenges, middle school and teen coding classes, Hue Animation, 3-D print design, and teen and adult database training.

The laptops will also be used to enhance the library’s regular programming and will be available for patrons to use in the building.

Built by Mt Laurel’s in-house building company, Town Builders Inc., and with interior design by Kay Green Design, the Southern Living Inspired Home is a contemporary craftsman home filled with thoughtful design touches and one-of-a-kind features.

Currently for sale, the Inspired Home showcases Mt Laurel’s latest collaboration with Southern Living magazine.