This article appeared in the Burlington Free Press Home section on Saturday, 13 January, 2001. Scroll down and click on any page to read the full text.

"Area family's home featured on national show."

The house was custom designed for healthy living and is being featured Thursday by the Discovery Health Channel.

"The galley kitchen has Vermont Slate countertops, a convection oven, side-by-side refrigerator, tiny cold pantry, open shelves, a trendy 19th century style farmhouse sink reproduction, recycling drawer but no dishwasher."

TOP: James and Kay Burde's third floor loft affords a bird's eye view of the living room at the Essex home James designed and built.

ABOVE: A three-story bookshelf complete with ladder accents the living room.

Kay Burde sits in her living room.