In 1983 Tommaso Briatico was part of the team commissioned by the City of Buffalo Community Development Corporation (CDC) to design a cluster housing group for this historically important district in downtown. The City’s aim to develop thirty eight units was addressed by a design which included `three models’, each of which incorporated varying Victorian inspired details.
To maintain the texture of the existing and surrounding neighborhood, the homes all included projecting wood porches, colored brick detailing, working fireplaces, wrought iron fencing, streetlamps, and a general `building mass’ closely resembling the steeply pitched Victorian type.
However, `modernity’ is respected by the inclusion of the requisite twentieth century garage, concrete foundations, concrete driveways, and an energy efficient building envelope.
Nearly twenty years later, the buildings general state of good repair and bright appearance stand as testament to this projects success.