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Buffalo Bungalow

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By BethKew

Buffalo Bungalow

Bungalow in North Buffalo, New York. Click the photo for a larger view.

About My Bungalow

My home is in North Buffalo, New York in "Little Italy" on one of the side streets. My 9 year old daughter and I spent yesterday afternoon in the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society finding it in the 1917 book of building permits. We would swear it is a Sears Craftsman Kit House but I can't find the plans for one with this sort of floor plan. My house hasn't been altered that much - original doors and amenities and porcelain light fixtures. Leaded glass, stained glass as well.

Favorite Details

The gorgeous front porch. The stately fireplace. The stained glass windows. The whole house has all of the original wood beaming inside of it. There is a small room at the front of the house that we use as a music room. I wonder what it was built for?

Lessons Learned

  • The attic was really just built to be an attic and then modified. The side walls careen in a lot.

Jackie Craven, About.com Architecture, says:

I can see why you are enjoying your house! It's a classic bungalow. The original owner might have used mail order plans when he constructed the home, or he may have been inspired by the style that was taking the country by storm during the early 20th century. If you think your house might have originated as a Sears Kit, then you can check your attic and other parts of the house for physical clues. Here are tips: About Your Mail Order House.

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