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Love your home? We would love to see it

Susan Martin

One of the most popular features we have run for many years in the Home & Style section is the Home of the Month, which features a local home and the people who live there. It currently appears in a Sunday Home & Style print edition and also online at – along with a gallery of photos by a News photographer showing interior and exterior shots as well as cool details throughout the home.

Now we have started another feature that will let readers inside even more homes throughout Western New York.

The Buffalo News is looking for beautiful local homes and the stories behind them and their décor. Those chosen will be displayed in a weekly feature at The home also could be chosen as Home of the Month with a three-page spread in a Sunday edition of The Buffalo News.

Here’s what you need to do if you’re interested: Tell us about your home in 150 words or less, and email 10 images (in .jpeg form) of the interior and exterior to Please include your name and the city or town where you live. A phone number is helpful but not necessary.

While we can’t return a personal response to every submission, we plan to let you know via email that we received it.

I will contact those chosen to be featured on We will include your first and last names and the city or town in which you reside but not your exact address and certainly not your phone number.

Single-family homes, condominiums, lofts and apartments are eligible. For the online feature, we will publish some or all of the photos you submitted.

If your place is chosen for Home of the Month, we will visit your home for an interview and our own photo shoot. Don’t worry; we won’t have to look inside every closet or poke around your unfinished basement. We all have spaces that are works in progress.

We plan for this to be an ongoing feature, so if you’re waiting for a new sofa to arrive or the painter to show up later this year to finish a project, no problem. We’ll wait.

Does your home have to be spectacular? No. What we look for is a variety of house styles, locations and decorating strategies. Perhaps you have scoured garage sales and flea markets for unique pieces to furnish your home, converted your dining room into a home office, or made room for the in-laws to move in.

We welcome responses from single people and couples, young parents and empty-nesters, multigenerational households and down-sizers ... anyone with a story to tell.

If you have one to share, we’re waiting to hear from you.

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