Phantom Screens Idea House in Mobile, Alabama.

Phantom Screens Idea House in Mobile, Alabama.

November 30, 2017

A short while ago Phantom Screens completed its first Idea House project and home restoration in Mobile, Alabama. C. Esther De Wolde, CEO, Phantom Screens restored the Morgan-Ford House in the Oakleigh Garden district to showcase our company’s entire product range.

Esther – who’s Canadian and lives just outside Vancouver, British Columbia purchased the 1906 Arts & Craft home in 2014 – and has had it painstakingly restored. Not only does the beautiful home combine history with elegance it has also been expanded with a large screened-in back porch and outdoor kitchen that integrates Phantom’s motorized retractable screens. In fact the back porch has proved to be one of the most head-turning features of the home with its combination motorized retractable insect screens and motorized clear vinyl screens. The porch can now be used all year round, temperature controlled, or left completely open on warm Alabama spring and fall days. It’s the kind of porch that our homeowners across the US love!

The home and gardens have been fully restored. Each room was photographed before and during restoration, so you can see how it’s been preserved and how contemporary technology has been incorporated. All through the restoration, she’s told the story of the home and its owners in a series of web TV episodes, a blog and through social media. Find Ester’s TV episodes and blog at

Esther says: “Restoring a Southern home has been on my bucket list for more years than I care to remember and so I’m so happy (and a little bit nervous) that the day is finally here when I get to reveal it to everyone. I’m especially excited to display all of our products in one place! I know my other home is 4,345 miles away in Canada, but I’ve fallen in love with the city of Mobile, the Oakleigh Garden District