Mark and Eileen Buckley have lived in their Village of Kenmore home since 1998. In an email, Eileen Buckley, senior reporter at WBFO, explained how she and Mark, an electrician, have remodeled the home while remaining true to its Dutch Colonial style:
Here's what she wrote for our Home of the Week online feature:
“2018 will mark the 20th year in our beloved Village of Kenmore home. We’ve worked to remodel the Dutch Colonial with complete kitchen and bathroom remodels several years ago. We love our home because it provides the right amount of space and is cozy. We’ve stuck with mostly traditional looks to fit this Kenmore home built in 1929.
"Like some of the older homes in the village, the bath and kitchen are small – built for utility use, not for family life and entertaining. When we decided to remodel/gut the kitchen, we did talk about removing walls to make more space and remove the breakfast nook, but in an attempt to keep the ‘old charm’, we didn’t remove walls.
"Instead we recreated a new, old-fashion looking kitchen. We preserved the nook and reworked the small kitchen space with everything new, but we put in a farmhouse sink, hardwood floor, some cabinets with glass, and old schoolhouse fixtures.”
Do you love your house enough to show it off like the Buckleys did? This could be your chance.
The Buffalo News is looking for other beautiful local homes and the stories behind them and their décor. Those chosen will be displayed in a weekly feature at buffalonews.com and could be chosen as Home of the Month with a three-page spread in a Sunday edition of The Buffalo News.
If you are interested, tell us about your home in 150 words or less, and email 10 images (in .jpg form) of the interior and exterior to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those chosen for BuffaloNews.com will be contacted by Home and Style Editor Susan Martin. A phone number is helpful. Single-family homes, condominiums, lofts and apartments are eligible.
The News will include your name and the city or town in which you reside but not your exact address.
*Look back at last week's Home of the Week entry: