Grace Millard Knox House
Montefiore Club / Computer Task Group Building / Cellino Law Headquarters
800 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Knox Family of Buffalo, NY
See also: Cellino Law: The Grace Millard Knox House Includes History of the Knox Mansion and Historical Photos Gallery (online May 2021)
The Grace Millard Knox House is selected for 21st Decorators’ Show House
Buffalo Rising, December 26, 2020 (online May 2021)
Fans of the Decorators’ Show House will be excited to learn that a former grand residence on historic “Millionaires’ Row” has been selected for the 2021 event.
The Grace Millard Knox House, which was purchased by Ross Cellino in June 2020, will soon be “made over” at the hands of numerous local interior designers who will help to temporarily transform the 48,000 square foot French Baroque-style address – of course, once the makeover is complete, the decor will be removed at the close of the Show House. Prior to that time, the decorators will decorate their spaces the way they would like to decorate them (i.e. bedrooms, dining room, living spaces, etc).
The prominent residence, originally built by NYC Architect Charles Pierrepont H. Gilbert between 1915 – 1918, initially served as the home for the widow of Seymour H. Knox, and her three children. Located at 800 Delaware Avenue, along what was once considered one of the most exclusive sets of living accommodations in the country, this particular home remained a residence until 1969, upon which time it transitioned to the Montefiore Club, a private men’s club. In 1978, it became the headquarters for the Computer Task Group (CTG). Now, its newest tenant, Cellino Law, will serve as the caretaker for the former mansion, with the help of the handiwork of The Junior League and its stable of decorators who will help to shine a flash of public light on the fabulous interior one of Buffalo’s most coveted architectural assets.
To date, the biennial Decorators’ Show House has helped to raise $4.4 million for deserving organizations throughout WNY.