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Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Are Looking For YOU

March 24th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses by Alan Hess and photographer Alan Weintraub includes the famed Fallingwater, Robie House and Taliesen West.

 

 

I've always loved American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, especially for his mastery of green design. But until recently when we started offering the Copeland collection of Frank Lloyd Wright® Furniture I had little idea of the breadth of his work.  He designed hundreds of landmark buildings and homes during a career that spanned more than 70 years. 

He really is "the greatest American architect of all time."

So it's very sad to see so many of his residential creations on the market at Save Wright.  The homes are concentrated in Illinois and California but also scattered throughout the USA from Pennsylvania to Washington to Montana.  Many are in varying states of disrepair and desperately in need of someone to restore them to their former splendor.

Are you, by chance looking for a world-class landmark to call home?  Well, even if you're not spend some time browsing through Save Wright.  Who knows?  Maybe you'll fall in love with something you can't resist and then become a part of saving America's history.  How cool would that be?

 

 

 

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern by architectural historian Alan Hess and photographer Alan Weintraub

 

 

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Vermont Handcrafted Post and Beam Cottages – Livin’ Small

February 5th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

 

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It seems each year we get more demand for custom furniture made for small spaces.  Many people are looking to simplfy their lifestyle and live with a smaller carbon footprint.  As a green company founded on principles of sustainability, we at Vermont Woods Studios love seeing this trend and are always happy to customize our furniture to make it fit perfectly into small spaces.

 

For those of you who may be thinking of downsizing, I thought you might be interested in this small home sale at the Jamaica Cottage Shop.  For years they have been building small cozy homes, play houses, greenhouses and sheds.  They are now updating some of their designs and selling off their model homes at very low prices.  This one is going for just over $6000– I think now is the best time to make your move though.  The models are selling fast.  Check out this cool Vermont company and get ready to start living the simple life.

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Vermont’s Green Building Conference 2012: Worth The Trip to Burlington

February 4th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Vermont-green-homeThere's still time to register for the best Green Build conference in Vermont, Better Buildings by Design, to be held at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington VT on Feb 8-9, 2012. 

At Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture much of our work is with green architects, builders and home owners as they approach the final stages of their construction projects.  We're always excited to see our natural, eco-friendly furniture installed in green homes that reflect the same environmental passions we've built our business on.

 

If you're thinking of building or renovating, you're sure to enjoy (and learn a lot at) this convivial gathering of green designers, builders, vendors, realtors and consultants.  Here's 3 reasons why:

  1. This is the Northeast's premier sustainable design and construction conference, featuring interactive learning about building, durability, efficiency, and value.  It hosts over 1000 attendees, 35 workshops and 50 exhibitors.
  2. If you're planning on building or retrofitting a green home or business in Vermont this is the best place to find out who's who in the zoo of local regional green home builders, service providers and consultants in the areas of thermal imaging, heat pumps, thermal biomass, performance monitoring, hydrothermal modeling, whole house monitoring, high performance hot water systems, solid state lighting or LEDs, deep energy retrofits, energy codes and more.
  3. Here you can find the best scoop on Self-Reliance, the 100% solar-powered home that took fourth place in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. The Middlebury College green team of college students and faculty will explain how they looked to the past to reinvent the residential building of Vermont’s future, discussing everything from sustainable materials and modern technology to the economic realities of building a solar home.
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