The Buffalo News & Junior League of Buffalo
Select The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park
As 2013 Decorators’ Show House
Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo News and the Junior League of Buffalo are pleased to announce 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 historic village of East Aurora, origin of the Roycroft Arts & Crafts movement and former home of Millard Fillmore.
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 extensive 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 twenty-six rooms, 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.
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 February 9–10, 2013.
Collaborating since 1981, The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park will be the 17th Show House sponsored by The Buffalo News and the Junior League of Buffalo. To date, the Show Houses have yielded proceeds totaling $3.4 million, allowing 20 cultural and human service organizations to receive significant funding for high impact programs benefiting Buffalo and Erie County.
Jericho Road Ministries was chosen as the recipient of 2011 Show House proceeds totaling $219,000, which went towards the renovation of a new Junior League of Buffalo and Buffalo News Medical Wing.