"One element that is particularly exaggerated in many of Silsbee & Marling's works is the recessed porch at the entry with a carved stone rail. This ... allows the details of the entry to be seen from a distance. At close range, the scale and detail of the carved stone at the stairs allow them to be seen as oversized pieces of furniture."

- "The Buffalo Architecturtal Legacy of J. L. Silsbee," by Christopher Payne, in Western New Heritage, Winter 2000, pp. 8-20

Cf., another Silsbee-designed house, the Bemis House