The birds who will one day inhabit Tom Burk's birdhouse replica of Martha Stewart's home in Bedford will be lucky birds, indeed! Tommy, as he likes to be called, has 25 years experience in construction in Delaware but now devotes his talents to building fine birdhouses based on designs of famous American homes or the homes of his clients, some of whom have been very high-profile.
Tommy contacted me a few months ago to see if I could help with the authenticity of the design and I provided him with what details I knew about the "Winter House" at Cantitoe Corners. I think he did an excellent job! It's instantly recognizable to any Martha Stewart aficionado. The birdhouse is four feet long by three feet deep and just over three feet high. There are 28 entry ports for those lucky birds I mentioned and individual interior rooms. The roof can be removed for cleaning and there are working gutters and downspouts. There are also ten copper lightning rods - just in case. The entire birdhouse is made of repurposed construction pallets and painted in Martha Stewart Bedford Gray paint, naturally. Visit Tommy's website for more examples of his stunning creations.