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or third homes. "We're not for the first-time homebuyers; we're
for the educated consumer," Sullivan says. "Our clients really know
what they want and are constantly researching products and materials. So it's nice when you get a family that comes in and has
realistic goals as far as a budget and how much materials cost."
Working with clientele who know what they want also makes
the process easier when it comes to communication, which is done
in person or via mobile phone and email. "Again, because we're
low volume, I might have two or three homes going on simultaneously, so that means I have the time to talk to all the wives Saturday
night about the vanity they found on Overstock," Sullivan explains.
"It's just Laura and I, so they're talking directly to us as we don't
have a sales team," he added. "Therefore I can be at dinner, order a
vanity from my cell phone and have it shipped to my shop. I like the
paper trail, too, with emails because I can reference what I need no
matter where I am."

TIMELESS DESIGN
Buffalo Bungalow describes itself as "contemporary craftsmen" because it designs homes with materials that are classic and timeless,
just like the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin Martin house
in Buffalo. "When you move into some other new homes you constantly have to update every couple of years," President Laura Sullivan explains. "We've been in business almost 10 years and have
updated maybe two or three things with wear and tear. Everything
else is intact because of what we've put into it, which also helps
our clients save over time as well."
In the interior of its homes, the company uses very bright, contemporary and open designs. "What we provide are timeless homes, with a
contemporary craftsman look. We use a lot of big, pronounced encasing
and as of late, we're using a lot of barn wood accents for fireplaces, as well
as recycled subway tile and brick, which are hot trends," Sullivan says.
In addition, the company's people also pull inspiration from the
city of Buffalo itself, driving through old neighborhoods to find design
ideas. "For example, Laura will find a stone elevation or a trim on an
exterior window and say we have to incorporate it in the next house,"
Derek Sullivan adds. "So we are constantly inspired by the turn-of-the[20th] century materials that are still standing in the city."
That concept is being applied to Buffalo Bungalow's upcoming project 474 Seneca, a building they bought and are designing
themselves. It will feature high-end apartments with a coffee shop
on the main floor, as well as two 1,400 square foot loft bedrooms.
"We'll start construction after the holidays in spring 2017," Sullivan says. "What's most interesting about this project is we're recreating what once stood there for close to 100 years, but was torn in
2012 due to it's deterioration. So even though it is a new building
it will look like it's been there for 100 years, only fresher, as we're
using materials like recycled brick, black awnings, goose neck exterior lighting and subway tile." )
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