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Home of the Week: The Tuckers' renovated ranch

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 Island waterfront in 2011. Except for the kitchen and master bath, we completely renovated the 1965 ranch.

"We installed all new flooring, paint, trim, wainscoting, windows, and lighting to transform the interior. While the exterior of the home is decidedly midcentury modern, we have transformed the interior as a canvas for displaying our lifelong collection of antiques, folk art, and architectural items.

"Our decorating style is a combination of Early American/country/rustic/cottage/Adirondack. We love this home (our fifth) because of its waterfront access, practical layout, manageable size, and convenient location."

Do you love your house enough to show it off like the Tuckers did? This could be your chance.

The Buffalo News is looking for other beautiful local homes and the stories behind them and their décor.

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

Those chosen for 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.

[See last week's Home of the Week: Cozy quarters in East Amherst]

The back patio is the place to be in warm weather at the Tuckers' waterfront home on Grand Island.

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