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Home of the Week: Small home, grand view

Karen White-Walker has a very special place to do her writing – in a quaint structure behind her 722-square-foot home on Lake Ontario.

White-Walker, a columnist and playwright who has been writing for 45 years, described the place this way for our online Home of the Week feature for the Home & Style section of The Buffalo News:

“My home is a humble cottage that in my waning years is a reminder that to simplify one’s life is to experience serenity and less stress.

“This tiny structure with its two massive windows facing Lake Ontario, gives the illusion of being much larger than it is, and even on sunless days, there’s an airy, uplifting feeling to it.

“Both the living room and kitchen are one, permitting me to only entertain during the summer months on the outside deck that is adorned with a plethora of flowers.

"A ‘room of one’s own’ is a separate quaint structure that is situated near the vegetable garden and shrine that holds a 3-foot replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà – the Blessed Mother cradling the crucified Lord.

"This one-bedroom bungalow was all built by my husband, and the worth of this property? Priceless!” 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.

Home of the Week: A 27-year fixer-upper

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