2012-11-22 / Lifestyles

Knox Summer Estate chosen as Decorators’ Show House

The Junior League of Buffalo recently announced that The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park has been chosen as the location of the 2013 Decorators’ Show House. The 633-acre park borders the Village of East Aurora.

The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park is a 14,400-square-foot, two-story summer home, circa 1916-17. Cleveland architects Frank Bell Meade and James Montgomery Hamilton designed the home for Frank H. Jr. and Dorothy Knox Goodyear who eventually sold it to Seymour H. Knox, Jr. The country property was home to the Knox family until 2000.

In 2001, New York State acquired the 633-acre park. The main house, site of Decorators’ Show House 2013, has 26 rooms and extensive gardens, and overlooks one of the park’s most breathtaking vistas. The park's 633 acres encompass a mixture of habitats, including 400 acres of grasslands and 100 acres of woodlands, ponds and several wetland areas.

Area decorators will be invited to a “Bidding Day” at the Show House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, to start the process of submitting design proposals for rooms and spaces. Decorators interested in participating may contact Debi Scherer at 667-0747 or dscherer68@verizon.net.

The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park will be open for public viewing from April 27 through May 19, 2013. A Sneak Peek of the undecorated home will take place on Feb. 9-10, 2013. More information may be found at www.jlbuffalo.org.

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