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If you have ever gone on the Snyder-CleveHill Garden View tour, you have likely visited ‑ and still recall ‑ the gorgeous gardens at the home of Craig Coyne and Gary DiNezza. They are longtime participants in the annual tour, which this year is scheduled for July 8. It’s sponsored by the Harlem-Kensington-Cleveland Community Association. Now is the chance to check out t…

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The McNattys have lived in their home in Lancaster for 11 years. With 7 acres to maintain, Mary and Dan, a retired house painter, spend a lot of time in the garden. The large wraparound porch is just one highlight of the home. Mary’s meditation room, with infrared sauna, is another place to relax. Here is how Mary described the home ‑ both past and present ‑ for our Hom…

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Through the years, George Utz and Colleen Lewis have put a lot of work into their home in the Town of Hamburg – both inside and out. Lewis is a retired psychologist who now works part time at Dent Neurologic Institute in Orchard Park. Utz, past fire chief for the Village of Hamburg, is a residential program counselor at Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Lewis described the…

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The garden at Jim and Leslie Charlier’s home has been a must-see for years during the annual Garden Walk Buffalo. It has been featured in numerous national publications, including This Old House, Backyard Solutions and Fine Gardening. This week, we take a look at the inside of their home, with its local artwork, colorful walls and handcrafted items. Jim Charlier runs…

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Arno and Susan Tapani bought their home in East Aurora in 2001. They worked with Patricia Bailey of Bailey & Harris Architects to renovate and enlarge it while preserving the home’s historical architectural design. The couple raised three daughters - now ages 16, 18 and 21 - in this five-bedroom, five-bath home. Arno Tapani is a manufacturing engineer at Hamburg-bas…

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Arno and Susan Tapani bought their East Aurora home in 2001 and undertook a major renovation to modernize and enlarge it. The house was built as a summer home in 1926 by prominent Buffalo couple Harlow C. and Ethel Mann Curtiss.

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Six years ago, Meg Keller-Cogan and her husband, Clark Cogan, moved to Buffalo and settled into a house that immediately felt like home. Here is how Keller-Cogan described their home in an email to The Buffalo News Home & Style section for our “Home of the Week” online feature: "Our E.B. Green designed home was built in 1900 as a simple Craftsman design. "…

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Sherry Campbell and her husband, Brian Lewandowski, grew up in Cuba, N.Y., and have always liked old houses. Former renters, they bought a home in Lancaster in 1995 that needed a lot of work — both inside and out. They did much of the work themselves — with the help of family and friends. Other projects, including the roof and electrical work, were done by professionals…

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Jean Marie and her sister, Nancy Patrus, live in a 1,100-square-foot ranch in the Town of Hamburg. Marie (her real last name), 71, is a retired medical massage therapist. Patrus, 65, was a barber. They grew up in Pittsburgh. Marie later lived in Arizona, while Patrus remained in their hometown. Living together in their retirement years is the best, Marie said. “When …

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Molly Dohm and her husband, Mike Allen, live in a three-bedroom, 2½-bath home in East Amherst. Married in 2016, they are the home's second owners. Here is how Dohm described the house in an email to The Buffalo News Home & Style section for our Home of the Week online feature: “My husband and I purchased our first home two years ago and have truly loved decoratin…

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Passions for interior design, fine art and gardening come together in the Clarence home of Mary and Steve Pabst. The parents of two grown children, the couple recently remodeled their home of 25 years. "We made it a 'grown-up' house," said Mary Pabst, who works at Vern Stein Art & Frame in Williamsville. She described their home this way in an email to The Buffal…

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For Ken and Karen Drzymala, their move to a townhouse on the Buffalo waterfront began with a trip to the Erie Basin Marina - for ice cream. At the time, they were living in a ranch-style house in the suburbs where they raised two daughters. They were not shopping for a new home. Then they saw an open house sign and decided to take a look. That's all it took. They mad…

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Maria and Tom Tarapacki, who married in 2014, have been busy restoring their home in the Elmwood Village. Here is how Maria, a graphic designer, described the process. "The house was built in 1896 and has been through many transformations, some not so good. The house was 'modernized' in the 1950s and much of the charm was destroyed. “My husband, Tom, and I hav…

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Rosalyie Hutchins loves to decorate ... seasonally and sometimes several times a season. She takes the hands-on approach - painting, embellishing, moving things around. “Ideas just pop in my head at 2 a.m.,” she laughed. She also finds inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest. Here is what Hutchins, who is retired, told us about her East Amherst home for our online “Ho…

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Michael and Rosemarie Tucker, both retired, call themselves "amateur decorators." They display folk art and old fishing tackle in their waterfront home and also enjoy architectural antiques such as trade signs and mill work. Here is what they wrote for the News’ Home of the Week online feature: "We moved from a large contemporary home in Youngstown to the Grand Islan…