Louis Greenstein House - Table of Contents

First floor - Louis Greenstein House
64 Tudor Place, Buffalo, NY


Vestibule
2017 photos


Vestibule




Vestibule doorbell





Entry hall
2017 photos



Entry hall



Entry hall terra cotta panel with Classical figures




Entry hall   ...   Door detailed below:





Entry hall paneled door





Living room
2017 photos


Living room   ...   Note the two windows flanking the fireplace.  They are detailed below the fireplace illustration:




Photo courtesy of Sherry Willoughby  (2017 website).
Living room   ...   Indiana(?) limestone  fireplace features a slightly pointed Tudor Revival arch  ...   Brick hearth   ...   Two fireplace details below:




Photo courtesy of Sherry Willoughby  (2017 website).
Fireplace detail #1 - Tudor rose - recurring throughout the house on limestone fireplace, stained glass,  plaster relief, and carved woodwork in living room.




Photo courtesy of Sherry Willoughby (2017 website).
Fireplace detail #2 - Egg-and-dart molding




Living room   ...   Stained glass detail below:


One example of a nautical motif throughout the house    ...
"The windows could be a study in themselves. The first floor has custom-made leaded glass casements. Each is made with wide lead cames, divided into clear glass panes with occasional splashes of amber panes. They allow light to flow and patterns to glow. Though consistent in patterning and rhythm, each window has its own custom design, all asymmetrical, with designs carefully punctuated. To make them appear more rustic, some have extra angular pieces of lead to simulate an occasional crack in the glass. These windows definitely tell stories about the original owners,their hobbies, and personalities."  - Barry A. Muskat, "One Sweet Tudor on Tudor." Buffalo Spree, December 2007 (online July 2017)



Living room   ...   Detail below:


Stained glass Tudor rose - recurring throughout the house on limestone fireplace, stained glass,  plaster relief, and carved woodwork in living room.




Living room  



Living room   ...   Original oak floor with nails




Living room



Living room   ...   Ceiling plaster modillion




Living room   ...     Note handrails




Living room   ...   Original bookcase detail below:



Rope molding




Photo courtesy of Sherry Willoughby (2017 website).
Grapes and grape leaves flanking center Tudor rose    ...   Tudor rose motif recurs throughout the house on limestone fireplace, stained glass,  plaster relief, and carved woodwork in living room.



Living room   ...   Original sconce   ...  
"One of the original owners must have collected antique lighting fixtures, for he built many of them into the rooms as sconces and overhead lighting. Some appear to have been antiques at the time of the home’s construction. Many are rustic, each a different design and type (including an original candle-mold lantern). An assortment of extra fixtures and parts was left with the house. There is probably a wealth of untold stories surrounding the unusual collection."- Barry A. Muskat, "One Sweet Tudor on Tudor." Buffalo Spree, December 2007 (online July 2017)




Living room   ...   Original sconce





Dining room
2017 photos

"The dining room is a gem, feeling perhaps like a small English pub as opposed to a formal space. Knotty pine trim, floors, and wooden-beamed ceiling form a cozy envelope. A door to the patio has matching leaded glass windows, a design that is carried through on the storm/screen door. Attention to detail never ceases: the French doors that open to this room from the main hall are custom-glazed and faced in different woods showing oak to the lobby and pine to the dining room.

"In fact, every door in the house is custom-crafted, from the elaborate entry door with its recessed panels and carved center panel with linenfold design to all the doors within. Some bedroom doors have mitered corners to accommodate dormer-shaped rooflines. Each is unique and suited to its place."
 - Barry A. Muskat, "One Sweet Tudor on Tudor." Buffalo Spree, December 2007 (online July 2017)


Dining room   ...   Ceiling detail below:




Coffered ceiling





Original chandelier




Original leaded hanging light fixture




Lozenge design in lower half of the door   ...   Extra wide came    ...   Stained glass center medallion detailed below:



Extra wide came 







Bullseye-filled lozenge detailed below:



Bullseye-filled lozenge




Note rounded arch   ...   Left door detailed twice below



 
Note leaded glass   ...   Same door below, but with different lighting:









Butler's pantry

2017 photos













Special thanks to owners Sherry Willoughby and  Jay Bangs for their cooperation and assistance in 2017
Except where noted, photos and their arrangement 2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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