I am one of the lucky builders. I have the privilege of walking the land where the first settlers came. Where our nation’s Indians lived off the earth. For this moment of time, I get to add my fingerprint to the important homes of this country. Hopefully, I can add value to this evolutionary process that really started as shelter hundreds of years ago.
Whether it’s changing the environmental footprint of these artistic homes or inventing a new concept like our indoor-outdoor kitchen, I’m always mindful that these aren’t structures. They are memory builders and in these times protection for the families that trust this process to me.
"I see my role as a master builder analogous to a composer, I must bring together smart talented craftsmen and harness their combined talents to build a vision."
Michael Burns has decades of experience as a high-end builder, first in Westchester, then in New York City, and since 1999 in the Hamptons. Michael was responsible for the renowned Grand Central Terminal renovation, which was subsequently listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The same level of construction and workmanship and the same state-of-the art techniques and details go into every Burns Realty Development Corp home, whatever the price point.
With an architecture and engineering background acquired at Kent State University and Brooklyn College Institute of Design & Construction, Mr. Burns has developed a reputation for uncompromising excellence and superior quality. Having completed so many successful construction and renovation projects, he knows the value of every square inch of space. Burns Realty Development Corp has built two Hampton Designer Showhouses, including the very first that was a new construction, in 2004.