Gallery House launched for “Editor’s Pick” in Dwell – Buffalo Rising
One of Buffalo’s most striking Modernist home renovations is being considered for ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Remain magazine. The house – aptly called Gallery House – was submitted to the magazine by architect John Wingfelder, who provided the editor with photos taken by Kim Smith.
The article begins:
Sitting among the conventional neighboring houses on the street, the facade of the Gallery House exhibits its original architectural identity but is distinguished by modern landscaping. The side yard is visually open to the street and doubles as a contemporary sculpture garden and automobile yard, with a modern, neat garage as a backdrop.
It would be great to see this type of modern architecture showcased at Remain, mainly because Buffalo isn’t known for its over-the-top modern homes. This town is known more for its well-preserved historic houses than for its modern houses.
In the case of Gallery House, it’s the best of both worlds – approx. Traditional house from 1930, transformed into a superb modern and breathtaking residence. The images of the house, taken by Kim Smith, do a great job of capturing the dramatic setting, both inside and out – these digital photos manage to pop in an absolutely striking way. Not only do they do the architecture justice, but they also showcase the high caliber of the MCM art collection and furniture. How rare is it to see so closely the interior details of a house of this nature, which would otherwise be hidden from the general public.
I asked John about the project, and here’s what he had to say:
It was an amazing project for amazing clients. It’s really indicative of the growing appreciation for city life in the city of Buffalo. Projects like this were unimaginable here ten years ago. This was an opportunity to really stretch our imaginations for clients who really wanted us to push the creative envelope and meet very high standards. It was a great opportunity to show that this type of work can be done with local talents. As far as I know, they have not yet selected the project as an “article” for the website or print magazine, but we hope to be successful!
See the submission here
Landscaping: Studio T3
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