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They transformed an old home into an upscale Inn with a fascinating history

Posted at 7:16 AM, Feb 21, 2019

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) — When Joseph Lettieri and his wife purchased 619 Lafayette Avenue in Buffalo, sight unseen at a foreclosure auction-they were pleasantly surprised. Joseph says "when we walked in we were just blown away."

The house, built in 1889 is loaded with fascinating features that were ahead of it's time including: central heating, gas fire places with faux logs, heated bathroom floors and even a stand alone-body shower." Joseph and his wife transformed the place into an upscale, nine room comfy hotel and named it Inn Buffalo off Elmwood.

Joseph researched Herbert Hewitt, the original owner who invented the train coupler, sold patents to Goodyear and had many other business ventures. Joseph believes, as caretaker of the home, it's his responsibility to share the home's rich legacy.

You can find more information about Inn Buffalo off Elmwood at their website