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VBD quoted in Globe and Mail Article

Virginia Burt of Virginia Burt Designs Inc. was recently quoted in a Globe and Mail article entitled: How designers are bringing the comforts of home into exterior living spaces by PAIGE MAGARREY.

Here is the excerpt from the article:

Rugged yet refined

Globeand Mail - How designers are bringing the comforts of home into exterior living spaces

Photo by Richard Mandelkorn

Burlington landscape designer Virginia Burt was called to Acadia Point, N.S., with a mission: heal the surroundings. Construction of a summer home on the site of a former whaling station had taken its toll on the surrounding virgin woodland, and Burt sought to rekindle the natural beauty with subtle details. Working with the terrain, she installed a slate-covered terrace on the west side of the lot, close to the water. A pathway lined with new plantings leads up to the house. “We looked to edit and create spaces … so you could get close perspectives,” Burt says. On the other side of the house, a deck made of ipe wood (a Brazilian walnut that is resistant to rotting, insects and mould) will turn grey over time. Though integral to the project, the deck is designed to disappear from view when looking out the windows. Beyond the deck, a raw concrete barrier and a breakwater of large boulders protect the exposed deck from unruly waves and storms with a nod to the rocky terrain.

Reference: The Globe and Mail Website. Article: How designers are bringing the comforts of home into exterior living spaces by PAIGE MAGARREY. Photo by Richard Mandelkorn. April 29th, 2015.

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