Century-old mansion restored & decorated for the holidays

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – One of Buffalo’s historic mansions is celebrating a milestone. Famed architect E.B. Green designed the three story home that sits on the corner of Delaware and Auburn Avenues in 1915. It was built for a member of the Foreman family, one of the founding families of Buffalo, who made their fortune in oil sales.

The partners at Dolce and Panepinto Law Firm spent $1.2 million this spring to buy the property, and another $400,000 to renovate it room by room. They took into account the home’s history, and even hung the original blueprints on the walls for inspiration.

“It was owned by the Foreman family up into the 50’s, from 1915. Then it was the International Institute for 20 something years, from like 54 to 79,” Partner Marc Panepinto explained. “Then a couple of law firms, then the Kaleida Foundation, then us. So I think six owners in a hundred years really maintained the structural integrity of the house.”

The home has 37 rooms and 11 bathrooms all together. The firms 30 employees now work there.

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