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22nd Annual Flynn Garden Tour


Last year, we visited gardens in Burlington (seen above, designed by Cynthia Knauf Landscape Design) . Join us for this year's Flynn Garden Tour featuring Gardens in Charlotte, VT. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 9:00 AM Tour: 9 am - 3 pm Tea: 3 - 4 pm Gardens located in Charlotte Ticket Price: $40 ( www.flynntix.org ) Children 14 and under may attend for f...
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Preservation Burlington Homes Tour


Preservation Burlington Homes Tour Self-guided tour at various locations in Burlington Saturday, June 2, 2018, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM All Tickets $20.00 ( www.flynntix.org ) Free Admission for Children Under 16 This year’s tour features an eclectic mix of Burlington’s historic homes and out-buildings. Included is the recently completed “cupola unit” o...
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Featured Work in The Gift of a Beautiful Spot


The Gift of a Beautiful Spot Lakeside Home in Charlotte Is Well Suited for Stellar Sunsets Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn Bates MAY / JUNE 2018 • VERMONT MAGAZINE THE 6,500-SQUARE-FOOT HOUSE THAT SHARES the same view as The Inn at Shelburne Farms has a somewhat mosaic past and an equally enchanting present. Three separate entities that a...
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Featured Article in Vermont B/A of White River Junction


A former “Butler Building,” Mike Davidson considers this converted dry cleaners building on South Main Street his greatest achievement. It now contains 36 units of “industrial chic” studio apartments, half of which are permanently on lease to nearby Northern Stage, to house its constantly changing roster of actors and support staff. Photo by Caroly...
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Featured Article in Vermont B/A of Liberty House in Burlington


This January photo shows the ceremonial front entrance to Liberty House on North Avenue in Burlington. Developer Eric Farrell and his team retained as much of the building’s historic nature as possible, while also adding a new copper roof, energy efficient windows and numerous amenities. Liberty House is part of a larger development, Cambrian Rise,...
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Burlington, Vermont Shows is Artistic Side


Over the years, back alleyways, sidewalls of gas stations, brick walls on abandoned warehouses have become stages for wonderful lyrical “graffitti”. Scavenger Hunt Time!   More Information About The Murals Wall That: More New Murals Pop Up in Vermont by Sadie Williams Earlier this month we told you about five new murals around the state. It di...
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AIA VT Annual Meeting


Lincoln Peak Gate House, Sugarbush Resort, Warren December 7, 2017Photos  • by Carolyn Bates Longtime Vermont architects Bill Maclay, founder of Maclay Architects, and David Sellers, founder of Sellers & Co., were recognized at the AIA-VT annual meeting for having been named to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. The C...
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Dwell Shares The Coolest Home Covered In Mirrored Glass


A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest By Michele Koh Morollo – March 7, 2018 Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the color, light, and movements of its natural surroundings. Located on a lush woodland hillside of Monterrey, Mexico, this reflective retre...
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Dwell Features Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Retreat and School in Arizona


Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Spectacular Desert Retreat and School in Arizona Anna Jones / Published by Dwell – March 7, 2018 A masterful extension of the desert landscape in Scottsdale, Taliesin West is a living memorial to the inspiring life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1937, Taliesin West was an experiment in desert living that evolved ...
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New Plan for City Hall Park Will Remove 60% of the Trees. Please Help Save Our Trees!


Do you want 39 of our remaining 56 trees taken down with the new City Hall Park redesign plan? And 1/3 of the park to be impermeable hardscape? Do you want this historic fountain to be replaced with a concrete FLAT splash pad, that could be used as a shower with a potential huge liability? Do you want over $3MIL of tax payer money to be spent doing...
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Happy Birthday to My Mom

Marie Louise Gartside Bates and Carolyn Bates in Maui
Marie Louise Gartside Bates May 1, 1918-2016 When I look back at my time spent with my mom, one of my favorite memories is the day we spent holding hands, laughing and jumping the waves in Maui, Hawaii in 1992. Last week I started to look through old photos, looking for one to use on Facebook for my mom’s May 1 st  birthday. &nb...
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A look at Wheel Pad, an accessible small space

A look at Wheel Pad, an accessible small space
Wheel Pad, winner of World Architecture News 2016 Small Spaces Award, is a 200 sq.ft. accessible bedroom and bathroom that can be attached to an existing home. It is an affordable, eco-friendly, non-toxic, immediately available living space offering privacy, and supporting the independence of individuals with mobility issues. Our goal is to respect...
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A look at the Art World’s Biggest Protest

Christo in his studio with a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo
Christo in his studio with a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo Statement by Christo, January 25, 2017 “After pursuing Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, for 20 years and going through five years of legal arguments, I no longer wish to wait on the outcome. I have decided t...
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Art Watch: Christo and his Floating Piers

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo
Christo and Jeanne-Claude The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo For sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 – Italy’s Lake Iseo was reimagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulated with the mo...
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INCREDIBLE STORY – I CAN RETURN SO EASILY by Jerry Johnson

Painting
When my four brothers and I were kids, our parents would take us on vacations to Cape Cod. Invariably, we would rent a cottage at Grand Cove in West Dennis. Just up the road from the cottage was an artist who painted seascapes and old clipper ships. His name was Alfred Gabali. I would say to him, “Sir, your paintings are incredible. It’s as if one ...
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A Cozy Carriage House Conversion

Living Room for A Cozy Carriage House Conversion
An 1869 Barn Receives an Authentic Restoration Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn Bates VERMONT HOMES AND GARDEN • March 2017 THE STATELY ITALIANATE HOUSE THAT SITS on a secluded double lot in the historic south side of Burlington has a delightful companion in the form of a lovingly restored carriage house just steps away. The cheerful dwell...
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Douglas Keister's collection of Glass Negative photographs on the world stage

From 1910-1925 amateur photographer John Johnson (right) took hundreds of photographs of the African American and immigrant communities in Lincoln, Nebraska. Johnson married Odessa Price (left) on August 20, 1918. She was 27 and he was 39. This is believed to be their wedding portrait and someone would have helped Johnson trigger his camera's shutter. John went to Lincoln High School and was a member of the track team. He graduated in 1899 and briefly attended the University of Nebraska where he played football. He worked as a janitor at the post office and courthouse in Lincoln, but also did work as a laborer and drayman (someone who delivers beer for a brewery). Johnson and his wife died within months of each other in 1953
Douglas Keister is Featured in Dailymail.com Dignity in the face of oppression: Incredible pictures capture the everyday life of African Americans in Jim Crow-era Nebraska   By Ann Schmidt For Dailymail.com Published: 10:48 EST, 20 February 2017 | Updated: 14:40 EST, 20 February 2017 • Amateur photographer John Johnson took hundreds of picture...
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Feature in Old House Journal: BOLD INTENTIONS

BOLD INTENTIONS
ONCE THE HUB OF A DAIRY FARM, LARGELY UNCHANGED, SIMPLE AND TRADITIONAL, THIS FARMHOUSE IN RURAL VERMONT HAPPILY EMBRACES COLOR USED WITHOUT INHIBITION. BY REGINA COLE | PHOTOS BY CAROLYN BATES Artist and interior designer Jenny Blanchard has an uninhibited aesthetic that developed in the far-flung places she has lived. Rooms in her old Vermont far...
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
I hope that you are all able to take a little time an do something you enjoy this holiday season whether it is fly fishing on the Mad River like Jerry Johnson or spending time with friends and family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! - Carolyn Bates How to Make a Holiday Card ?❄️??❄️??❄️??❄️??❄️ Want to know how the card was made? See what I d...
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Celebrating 25 years of Landscape Architecture with Cynthia Knauf

Congratulations to Cynthia Knauf on celebrating 25 years of offering Landscape Architectural Services!

Here are some of her highlights...

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photos: Jim Westphalen

"PERFECT HARMONY - Knauf's deft mix of a variety of stone and plant materials enhances the architecture at every turn." -New England Home magazine

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