Baron Bluff at Burritt on the Mountain
Civic Status: Completed
BARON BLUFF AT BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN
City of Huntsville, Burritt Museum and Park
7,750 New Square Feet
The Baron Bluff Building is the latest addition to Burritt on the Mountain, a 167 acre living history museum located atop Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama.
Perhaps the overriding influence on the site is the bluff view of Huntsville. It was imperative that the building address this view as a primary draw for users of the building. Expansive 16 foot deep porches wrap the southern & west sides of the building to address this overwhelming view and provide outdoor spaces for guests to spill directly out of the main ballroom. The historic Monte Sano hotel provided inspiration for the aesthetic of the building. Deemed to be both “rustic and Elegant” by the Burritt Building Committee, the hotel inspiration is found on the exterior through heavy timber detailing, stone work, & iron railings and on the interior through paneled doors, the mantel, moldings, & arch top woodwork. Another nod to the historic hotel is the chimney, which is the only remaining element of the hotel still standing today. Program elements include a large ball room, concierge office, boardroom, toddy station (for serving drinks to guests), and telegraph office (for private phone calls). The large, well appointed, catering kitchen will support any function that can be held in the building. The Baron Bluff Building is truly a unique gathering place in the city of Huntsville.