In Buffalo, New York, a stately, old Queen Anne Victorian proudly sits as a statement of elegant formality from another era. Built in the late 1800s, the regal home was converted into a duplex in 1902. The current homeowner, a Buffalo real estate broker, purchased it in 1978.
Tucked against the shore of Canandaigua Lake is a tribute to excellence. It is a home where every detail – trims, cornices, columns, millwork, moldings, stonework, paneling, beams, fixtures, flooring – is superlative in functionality and good taste.
What began as weekly tradition for Merle and Jan Whitehead evolved into a 9,000-square-foot contemporary lakeside retreat for themselves, children, grandchildren, and everyone’s friends. From Here to There
In an old yet grand building on the cusp of downtown Buffalo, designer Pedro Manuel Freire opened the heart and mind of a client to a new way of living: simply yet rich in detail, modern yet mindful of tradition, beautifully but with unparalleled functionality.