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JAMES BURDE was tired of building miniature buildings for other architects. It had been a lucrative, decade-long occupation, one that had taken him from the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts, where he studied art history, architecture, and design at Hampshire and Smith Colleges, to London, Paris, and Jerusalem. He had made a career of creating highly detailed architectural models for wonderful projects including historic buildings, museums, and large civic buildings, but he had never built a structure at a scale of one - in other words, at life size. So he and his wife, Kay, came to Vermont to do just that.…
There's no place like home. And every year people pour thousands of dollars into trying to repair, remodel and refresh their homes to make them as attractive and as comfortable as possible. But having an attractive home does not necessarily mean it's healthy. Discovery Health Channel's newest daytime series, HEALTHY HOME, promises to inform and inspire viewers to make their surroundings a healthier, happier place for themselves and their families. Hosted by Canadian broadcaster Tamara Stanners, HEALTHY HOME, provides useful information on every aspect of healthy home living.…
For an architectural designer who was born in Polynesia, raised in Plattsburgh, N.Y., educated in Massachusetts and Scotland, worked in Europe and the Middle East, James Burde's Essex home embodies Vermont: A wooded hillside site surrounded by snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. Energy-efficient environmental design using native woods and slate. "Safe" paints and finishes. Odd-shaped, irregularly placed windows, each framing a view, topped off by a five-star energy rating from Energy Rated Homes of Vermont.…
Designed as a Pilot Home and certified by Vermont Builds Greener, as part of establishing the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes model, the LMI Residence offers everything desirable in a small, energy efficient, environmentally friendly home located on a classic site in the heart of Vermont.…