Old Buckeye Building Acquires First Lease in Historic Morris Avenue Building 

Design Gallery Moves from Santa Fe to Birmingham, Alabama 

Hunt Modern design gallery says hello to the Magic City! An upscale design gallery and studio originally located in Santa Fe, New Mexico is relocating to Birmingham, Alabama in the historic Morris Avenue district. It will occupy a space inside of the Old Buckeye Building, located at 2335 Morris Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203, that’s currently being renovated by David Carrigan. Clovenstone is the contractor for this project. 

Lauren Hunt was led to this space after she stumbled upon it while getting coffee, and affirmations of the area confirmed that it was indeed the right spot for her growing business.  

“I love the location and setting of the building. The first time I saw it, I felt that it had the potential to be beautiful when built out. I completely trust David Carrigan, who owns the building and is overseeing the buildout, to take full advantage of the building’s considerable good bones. I look forward to collaborating with him on the design details and moving my collection into the finished space,” said Lauren Hunt.  

Hunt Modern gathers its carefully edited vintage collection from all over the globe, with a focus on European design of the 20th century. We relish discovering new designers through our travels and bringing our finds back to our clients in the US. We are also proud to offer the furniture designs of Phantom Hands, a design studio in Bangalore, India. 

“I am very much looking forward to introducing our collection to the design community in Birmingham and meeting like-minded design collectors here in the Magic City. It feels to me that the area around Morris Avenue historically has been, and will be, a center of commerce downtown. I am excited to see it develop and to get to know my neighbors who have already made a commitment to the area,” Hunt continued.  

Kyle W. Crew of Ironvest Partners recently completed a lease transaction of 3,000 SF of retail space for the Design Gallery. He represented both the tenant and landlord during this transaction.