An infill project at 759 Lafayette Avenue, just west of Gates Circle, started recently. A previous plan
for three townhome units on the site was put on hold when the economy took a turn. The timeout led to a redesign of the project. Today, two luxury single-family residences are being constructed.
Developer and contractor Paul Johnson is teaming with architect David Deboy
on the project. A two-family home on the property was deconstructed by Buffalo Reuse several years ago. The rear carriage house on the site was retained and renovated. It will be available for purchase.
The project, designed with similar materials, setbacks and scale as neighboring houses, will have a French Country style with stone, brick, stucco, wood trim detailing and slate-style roofing. Each residence will be 2,200 sq.ft. with an attached two-car garage. One of the new units remains for sale and a buyer can customize the interior of their new residence.
The first floor of each of the new residences features an open floor plan for easy living. The living room, kitchen and dining room combine into a single large gathering area. A flexible room on the first floor with adjacent full-bath could be used as a den or bedroom/in-law suite. A mudroom is located at the garage entrance.
The second floor contains a large master bedroom featuring walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath. Also on the second floor is the laundry room and second bedroom. The floorplan can be customized to add an additional bedroom and bathroom on the second floor
Units also include a full basement that can be built-out to create an additional 900 sq.ft. of living space.
Each unit has access to rear and side yard private outdoor spaces. A single driveway will provide vehicular access to the new residences as well as the existing carriage house.
Previous design for three townhomes on the site