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From books to French country decor, Stephanie Hollis combines the things she loves to create a cozy home. Here is how Hollis, an English teacher at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, described the place for our Home of the Week online feature: "My home embodies a cozy French country cottage with its decor and old-fashioned charm. What made me really …

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Siblings Philip Mure and Roberta Mure have an extensive collection of clocks in their Mayville home in Chautauqua County. Most came from garage sales and thrift shops. Here is how they described their old Victorian for our latest Home of the Week feature: "This Victorian house is beautifully decorated inexpensively with garage sale and thrift shop finds. How many houses…

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In fall 2017, we launched an online feature called Home of the Week. This lets readers inside homes throughout Western New York. Since then we have featured a lake house, lofts, a cabin, old city houses, rural homes, suburban homes, townhouses and a penthouse apartment. The Buffalo News continues to look for more homes to feature and the stories behind them and their dé…

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Thomas W. Burkman, Ph.D., research professor of Asian Studies, emeritus, at the University at Buffalo, lives in a custom-designed home on Grand Island. This is where he and his wife, the late Lani J. Burkman, a pioneering scientist in the study of male infertility, raised a family. The property is called Heatherlea – named for two grown children, Heather and Wesley. The…

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Angela Vacanti loves the farmhouse style. She decorates the entire house incorporating Christmas decor that reflects that – much of it purchased through the years from Kissel Country Tin in North Tonawanda. She and her husband, Joe, have lived in their home in North Tonawanda for 18 years. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. One guest room is called…

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Two years ago, empty-nesters Pamela and Ray Witte moved from their two-story home in the Northtowns to a ranch-style home closer to the Southtowns. The Buffalo News recently reached out to Pamela Witte, a longtime interior designer and member of the Interior Design Association of Western New York. Here is how she described their home and her approach to decorating fo…

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Last fall, we launched an online feature called Home of the Week. This lets readers inside homes throughout Western New York. In the past year, we have featured a lake house, lofts, a cabin, old city houses, rural homes, suburban homes, townhouses and a penthouse apartment. Now, with a new fall/winter season – and the holidays – upon us, The Buffalo News continues to lo…

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Kathy and Jim Szramkowski have lived in their farmhouse in the Southtowns since 2004. She’s a teacher’s aide at Iroquois Middle School; he’s a letter carrier. They have two grown children, ages 32 and 33, and their first grandchild is due in March. They love to entertain and are hosting Thanksgiving for 20 people. Here is how Kathy Szramkowski described the place for…

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Last fall, we launched an online feature called Home of the Week. This lets readers inside homes throughout Western New York. In the past year, we have featured a lake house, lofts, a cabin, old city houses, rural homes, suburban homes, townhouses and a penthouse apartment. Now, with a new fall season upon us, The Buffalo News continues to look for more homes to feature…

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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 …

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Susan Cherry Redino and her husband, Rick Redino, have lived in their Eggertsville home for 32 years. She is an interior decorator who calls her business Cherry Tree Design – Lost & Found. He owns a metal recycling business. They have two grown children. Here is how Susan Redino described their place in an email for The Buffalo News’ Home of the Week online feature.…

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Charlie and Barb Mulloy live in an old farmhouse in Clarence Hollow. Barb Ernst Mulloy is an artist and owner of  Emerging Ideas, which specializes in infographics and designing and building websites. She also is a substitute teacher in the Clarence School District. Charlie Mulloy works for Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank. The home is furnished with treasures from flea market…

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Martin and Michelle McMahon live in a 19th-century house in Colden where they raised two children - Liam, 31, and Hannah, 29. The McMahons, both Western New York natives, are co-founders of the Take a Breath for Life Foundation, which is hosting a fundraiser for the Lung Cancer Alliance Nov. 10 at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, including a 5k run/walk. Here is how Miche…

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Tom and Louise Yots live in the Mattress Factory Lofts on Florida Street in Buffalo's Hamlin Park Historic District. The downsizers have lived there since May and are especially pleased with how the unit is ideal for displaying their artwork. Tom Yots, who taught chemistry for 31 years at Lewiston-Porter High School, served as the city historian of Niagara Falls and cha…