Jekel House - Table of Contents
Interior photos - Otto and Rose Jekel House
39 Granger Place, Buffalo, NY
Second floor living room (first floor is a rented apartment) ...
Long time owner and professional interior designer Thomas Palamuso, made substantial changes in this living room ...
Weight bearing column is anchored in the basement ...
Living room ceiling was removed and opened up to finished attic creating a "cathedral ceiling" (next photo below:)
Second floor living room ... Living room ceiling removed ... Large attic dormer provides an abundance of light
Living room opens into dining room
Additional light provided by generous size Queen Anne style bay windows with wooden tracery
Josie lies next to the front stairs.
Second floor dining room
Behind dining room are bathroom, bedroom and kitchen ... At right in photo is a window that features stained glass (shown below:)
Lead cames ... Opalescent stained glass
Dining room fireplace
Fireplace ornamental molding: egg-and-dart
Cast iron fireplace ...Glazed brick surround and hearth
Top row: shell flanked by cornucopia ... Row of anthemions ... Row of egg-and-dart ... Row of scrolling acanthus leaves
Cherry and maple circular staircase to attic constructed by Tom Palamuso over a 5 1/2 month period in the living room
Cherry steps with maple supports ... Mortise and tenon construction - no nails
Exposed brick delineates the end of the first phase of the remodeling process. All work beyond this point was designed by both Carol and Tom.
Keepsakes: top ornament is a boss
Redesigned kitchen by Carol and Tom included substituting kitchen and pantry for a bedroom ... When the outdoor elevator is finished, entry from the raised driveway walkway will be into the kitchen.
Breakfast nook overlooks the backyard ... Photos below are of the finished attic.
View from the attic
Finished attic ... Greenhouse on driveway side (south) of the house was designed by Tom years ago.
Finished attic ... Carol Case Siracuse
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