Publishers’ Letter
Letters to the Editor

FEATURES
LIVING LARGE:
BUFFALO’S HIGH-END
HOUSING TAKES OFF
by Anna Geronimo Hausmann
The “for sale” signs are slowly diminishing as the market improves,
but in the executive market, there’s
already a real shortage. A look at
the new Buffalo market and the
priciest houses sold in 1999.


SEVENTH HEAVEN:
THE SHIMMERING WORLD
OF WATER GARDENS
by Susan and Wayne Johnson
Watery backyard wonderlands
are incredibly popular now. Sure,
you can have a pond—or you can
have a beautiful water garden.


WALTER SIMPSON:
ENERGY ACTIVIST

by Irene Ligouri
From the entire University at Buffalo campus to his own heating bills,
Walter Simpson is a dynamo
of energy conservation.


DEPARTMENTS:

INFO@SPREE
Buffalo news briefs and more.

ARTS
ART
High Society at the Albright-Knox
by Elizabeth Licata

LITERATURE
Valuable Sleaze: A Treasure
Trove of Pulp Fiction

by Brian Lampkin

ARCHITECTURE
A Towering Masterpiece:
Richardson’s Buffalo State Hospital

by Francis R. Kowsky

PROFILE
Theodore Lownie:
The Wright Architect
by Linda Levine

SPREE RECOMMENDS
Mini-reviews of books, music,
exhibitions, and more.
by Robert Boardman and Elizabeth Licata


FOOD & LIVING
DESIGN
The Eternal Allure of
Japanese Gardens
by Robert Boardman

ANTIQUES
All About Kittinger
Spree Asks Expert Linda Dylewski

PERSONAL CURRENCY
The Tax Man Cometh
by Bruce Eaton

TRAVEL
The Arowhon Resort
by Larry Levite

RESTAURANT REVIEW
Of Art and Appetite

by Ann Blask

COOKING 101
The Simple Pleasures of Roasting
by Joe George

WINE
The Buyer’s Cellar:
Proper Storage of Liquid Assets

by Bernard Ledermann

SECOND HELPINGS
The Continuing Adventures
of Three Foodies
by Tracy J. Marshall, Vicki G. Marshall
and Margaret M. Toohey

ESSAY
URBAN EXERCISES
A Portrait of Little Summer Street

by Mark Goldman

On the cover: Buffalo realtors Peter F. Hunt, President & CEO, Hunt Real Estate; Merle L. Whitehead, President & CEO, Stovroff.com; and Susan D. Lenahan, Vice President, Gurney, Becker & Bourne Real Estate.
Photo by Jim Bush.