Timothy Sick and Salvatore Zambito have done it again. The housing restorers/builders have constructed a real beauty at the corner of Linwood and West Delavan, which turned out to be a six year project. The two purchased the property back in 2011, and after some back and forths concerning the lot size and suitable building configurations, they decided that the buildout should mimic NYC brownstones.
The first and second floors are naturally illuminated thanks to all of the windows that allow for plenty of sunlight. There are two and a half baths, Ikea kitchens, sliding barn doors, pocket doors, patios, vaulted storage, and an assortment of clever closet and storage spaces. Instead of adding a third floor to the units, Sick and Zambito decided to leave the second floor lofted, with 16 foot high ceilings.
“The townhouse is only 16 feet wide, but we made it spacious and had fun with it!” said Sick. “This was the first lot of record since 1953 in the city of Buffalo to have been allowed to be built on with the help of Mayor Byron Brown and the Corporation Council Peter Savage. Since then, countless lots have been built on and huge new revenues have been taken by Buffalo.”
For those that like the idea of townhouse living, without paying the association fees, this is for you. The two 728A and 728B Linwood units went on the market this past weekend with a base price of $349,900.
Each of the two 1400 square foot townhouses comes with lockout basements that can be used for office space, a wine cellar/den, or even an apartment unit (access via external stairwell). The ancillary unit comes with a bathroom, kitchenette, laundry, and split central AC/heat.
Other notes of interest are:
- Close to Canisius College
- Down the street from Ellicott Development’s new $10 million project
- Historic Linwood Avenue is one of the most coveted residential streets in the city
- Overlooks Forest Lawn
- Walk to Hutch’s for dinner
Sick and Zambito said that they are overjoyed to bring this new living situation to Buffalo, which resembles living in a NYC brownstone accommodation. They wanted to build out the lower level component so that owners could choose from a supplemental income (rental or Airbnb), or effortlessly housing an out of town friend or relative.
“This is the new way of living,” said Sick. “When we designed it with TRM Architects, we wanted to make sure that we covered everything. We build these places as if we are going to live there – and sometimes we do! Our contractor, JRB Construction Corp., did a phenomenal job at making sure that all of the elements that we wanted came together seamlessly.”
Get connected: Timothy Sick – 716-574-6401
Here are a few of the other recent projects that have Sick and Zambito have completed: