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Home of the Week: Home for homebodies in Town of Tonawanda

With its sunny interior, white slip-covered sofas and new backyard pool, Ron and Amie Maranto's home in the Town of Tonawanda is ready for summer. There's even an outdoor tic-tac-toe game made from a tree stump and rocks for 5-year-old Dino.

Here is how Amie Maranto described how they feel about their home for our latest Home of the Week online feature:

“We are homebodies; getting us to leave the house almost takes an Act of Congress. As a family, we have made our home into a place we can relax, create, read and entertain with comfort.

“Our family room is the busiest in the house – most of our waking hours are spent here. It used to be a room with a TV but has transformed into a true family space. Now my son builds elaborate Lego sets while my husband and I relax by the gas fireplace (on winter weekends we shift to the wood burning fireplace) reading and watching TV.

“We love how the house is open and bright. The sun filters in through the front windows and skylights making even dark winter days pretty.

“The pool was a recent addition and now gives us another reason to never leave the house,” she wrote.

Do you love your house enough to show it off? 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 and could be chosen as Home of the Month 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

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.

* Take a look at last week’s Home of the Week: A suburban retreat.

Home of the Week: A fun suburban retreat

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