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Home of the Week: A Victorian in the Lumber City

Kathryn and Andrew Engel have lived in their Victorian home with large front porch since 2011. The Engels, both of whom work for local banks, share their home with two children and one dog.

Here is how Kathryn Engel described their home in an email for our popular Home of the Week online feature:

"Happy 118th birthday! This Victorian home is situated in the Lumber City which is better known as North Tonawanda.

"The property is full of character and charm. From the extraordinary hardwood detail, to pocket doors and stained-glass windows, you are treated to unique surprises throughout.

"A favorite spot of owners and visitors alike is the expansive and shaded front porch which is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee, and hosts a real fairy garden.

"The neighborhood is reminiscent of its time – full of other historic and majestic homes. It is within walking distance to water, restaurants, parks, museums, an art gallery, and even a bike path.

"Despite not having a garage (that wasn’t a thought in 1900!), it offers the modern convenience of being located on a direct bus route into the City of Buffalo," 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 in Snyder.

Home of the Week: unique style, no clutter in Snyder

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