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Home of the Week: A cottage on Buffalo's West Side

Thom Knab lives in one of the cottages on Buffalo’s West Side. Knab, an elementary school art teacher for Williamsville Central Schools, boys volleyball coach at Williamsville South and president elect of the National Art Education Association, has lived there for almost 10 years. His garden has been on Garden Walk Buffalo.

Here is how he described his home for The Buffalo News’ Home of the Week:

“It was built between 1830 and 1870 along with the other 14 cottages, of which 13 remain. My cottage is perfect for one person or a couple and has an open floor plan, unique from many of the other traditional cottages.

“The upstairs has an open loft office, which overlooks the dining room. The home has five skylights allowing much sunlight to enter.

“Stacked stone decorates the fireplace, goes up the stairway and covers one dining room from floor to ceiling, reaching up to the cathedral ceiling with exposed beams.

“The kitchen is an addition to the original structure. In total the home is just under 1,000 square feet.

“The outdoor area is designed for entertaining with a covered back deck which leads to the patio and surrounded by many gardens."

See more of Knab's home in this week's gallery.

An exterior view of Thom Knab's cottage. (Photo courtesy Thom Kab)

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 street.

* Take a look at last week's Home of the Week in Eggertsville:

Home of the Week: Lovingly gathered decor in Eggertsville

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