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Gallery House pitched for “Editor’s Pick” in Dwell

One of Buffalo’s most striking modernist house renovations is being considered for the “Editor’s Pick” in Dwell magazine. The house – fittingly called Gallery House – was submitted to the magazine by the architect, John Wingfelder, who supplied the editor with photos shot by Kim Smith. 

The article begins:

Sitting among the conventional neighboring houses on the street, the front of the Gallery House presents its original architectural identity but distinguishes itself with a modern landscape design. The side yard is visually open to the street and doubles as a contemporary sculpture garden and auto court, with a crisp modern garage as the backdrop.

It would be great seeing this type of modern architecture featured at Dwell, mostly because Buffalo is not known for its over-the-top modern homes. This city is known more for its well-preserved historic homes than its modern ones.

In the case of Gallery House, it’s the best of both worlds – a circa 1930 traditional house, transformed into a breathtaking stunner of a modern residence. The images of the home, shot by Kim Smith, do an excellent job of capturing the dramatic setting, both inside and out – these digital photos manage to pop in ways that are absolutely striking. Not only do they do justice to the architecture , they also showcase the high caliber of the art collection and MCM furniture. How rare it is to get such an up close look at the interior detailing of a home of this nature, which would otherwise be obscured from the general public’s view.

I asked John about the project, and this is what he had to say:

This was an amazing project for amazing clients. It’s really indicative of the increasing appreciation for urban living in the city of Buffalo. Projects like this were unimaginable here a decade ago. This was an opportunity to really extend our imagination for clients that truly wanted us to push the creative envelope and meet very high standards. It was a wonderful opportunity to show that this type of work can be done with local talent. As far as I know, they haven’t yet selected the project as a “feature” for the website or print magazine, but we’re hoping to make the cut!

View the submission here

Landscape design: Studio T3

Interior decor: Dorothy H Bergman

Add your own project for the chance to be featured in Editor’s Picks.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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