City Parkway House

Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Completed
Not Built
Building Type
2,500 sq. ft.

In 2017, HHL was engaged to design a major renovation with additions to a circa 1910 home in downtown Buffalo, NY. The Owners asked that the design be sympathetic to the existing architectural style and blend seamlessly. A 2,115 sq. ft. two-story addition to the existing 4,500 sq. ft. house was proposed, consisting of new kitchen and adjacent living areas, new rear entry foyer and powder room, with a roof-covered exterior rear porch overlooking the private fenced-in yard. The second floor addition comprised the master bedroom suite, including master bath, master closets and guest bedroom. A new residential elevator was also carefully inserted into the floor plan, serving all floors. The existing detached garage structure complemented the architectural style of the house but was undersized and difficult to access from the driveway. A proposed new garage addition includes new street-facing garage doors and an enlarged driveway approach. A new roof-covered pergola structure provides a covered walk path from the garage to the new rear porch/entry to the house. New matching brick masonry and cement stucco exterior wall cladding, aluminum clad wood exterior windows and doors and matching clay tile barrel-shaped shingles and copper roofing completed the exterior materials palette. The project as designed has not yet been constructed.