Palmer Centennial House - Table of Contents

First Floor Interior - William J. Palmer House
 
288 Lincoln, Buffalo, NY

2019 Junior League of Buffalo and The Buffalo News Decorators’ Show House

Photos taken in January 2019 - before the house was transformed by professional decorators into a showhouse to raise money for a local charity

On this page below:

Reception hall with adjoining half bath and rear sunroom

Living room with side enclosed porch and rear sunroom

Dining room

Kitchen

Reception hall with adjoining half bath and sunroom


Reception hall   ...   Front door faces Chatham Avenue   ...   In this photo, to the left is the kitchen, to the right, the living room



Door at far left leads to the kitchen   ...   Door to the left of the main entrrance is a half bath (see half bath illustrations below:)


Half bath


Half bath






In this photo, door to the immediate right of the main entrance leads to the basement   ...   Arts & Crafts style staircase and balustrade (detailed below:)   ...   Room at far right in photo is the living room






Arts & Crafts style  rectangular balusters and newel column



Reception hall and living room   ...  Room divider columns are frequently found in Arts & Crafts style houses.  The slotted panels are distinctive   ...   Other column divider examples:   Roycroft Museum  and 452 Parkside Avenue



Reception hall and living room   ...   Door to the left of the  fireplace leads to enclosed porch





First story rear sunroom  which adjoins the living room, reception hall, and dining room  ...   At the right in this photo is the enclosed porch adjoining the living room




Back of reception hall  with French doors leading to rear sunroom



Rear sunroom   ...   Doors on the far right lead to the reception hall   ...   Back three French doors lead to the dining room   ...   Same doors from a different angle below:



Rear sunroom   ...   French doors at left lead to the dining room    ...  French doors at right lead to the reception hall     ...   Hanging light fixture detailed below:


Light fixture features opalescent glass




Living room



Reception hall and living room seen from the living room



Living room with Reception hall at left   ...   Box-beamed ceiling   ...  Two oversized  Arts & Crafts style windows facing Chatham Avenue  ...    As in many Arts & Crafts style houses, oak is used extensively throughtout the house, including the floors   ...  Arts & Crafts style room divider columns at left detailed below:



Oak room divider column capitals    ...   Gray light fixture



Fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases - a typical Arts & Crafts style feature.  In many Arts & Crafts style houses, there are stained glass windows above the bookcases.  Example:  452 Parkside



Black and white tiles are most likely not original   ...   Oak slats echo the room divider slats



Transom window   ...   Doors flanking the fireplace lead to adjoining enclosed side porch (details below:)





Enclosed side porch with rounded windows adjoins the living room which has the two large Arts & Crafts style  windows facing Chatham Ave, ...   Three enclosed side porch illustrations:


Enclosed side porch adjoining the living room   ...   The
fireplace (detailed below:) backs the living room fireplace and shares the same chimney



Enclosed side porch adjoining the living room



Enclosed side porch adjoining the living room    ...   The celiing suggests that this was originally an unenclosed side porch   ...  The round window - certainly not an Arts & Crafts style  window - was most likely a later addition when the room was enclosed.  So, too, with the plain bookcases,




Dining room
 


Reception hall pocket doors leading to the dining room.  When the doors are opened, one sees the following:


Dining room   ...   Mirrored coffered ceiling   ...   Built-in cabinets with strapwork motif   ...   Open door at right leads to kitchen



Dining room   ...   Far left door leads to kitchen   ...   Pocket doors lead to reception hall   ...   Note coffered, mirrored ceiling   ...   Oak paneling



Dining room   ...   Mirrored coffered ceiling   ...   Diamond shape in door is a typical Arts & Crafts style motif.  Example: Austin House 



Dining room   ...   Arts & Crafts style built-in buffet   ...   Five buffet details below:



Buffet detail #1



Buffet detail #2 - Leaded strapwork pattern with beveled glass


Buffet detail #3 -  Leaded strapwork pattern with beveled glass   ...   Seen through the glass is the kitchen


Buffet detail #4 - Strapwork pattern


Buffet detail #5






Dining room   ...   Looking towards the backyard   ...   Mirrored, coffered ceiling   ...   Doors at left lead to rear sunroom   ...   Doors at right lead to kitchen eating area



Dining room   ...  Doors at the kleft lead into the rear sunroom which adjoins the living room and reception hall



Dining room   ...   Adjoining kitchen eating area can be seen throught the French doors




Kitchen


Kitchen eating area   ...   At left in photo are doors leading to the dining room



Kitchen eating area



Kitchen eating area   ...   Arts & Crafts style diamond motif found throughout the first floor



Kitchen - not original



Kitchen - not original


Kitchen skylights - not original


Kitchen   ...   Note rounded glass doors behind the stove



Kitchen   ...   On the other side of this window is the dining room



Kitchen, behind the stove



Kitchen, behind the stove, and to the right



Kitchen, behind the stove, and to the right   ...   Note tin ceiling (detailed below:)








Photos and their arrangement 2019 Chuck LaChiusa
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