Thanks Steel--you're so right about this house; it has a very seductive personality. I believe this was the Shea house (as in Shea's Buffalo), but I may be mistaken. It does stand out on Richmond.
Although clapboard and shingle do dominate Buffalo housing, there are more than a few stone and other textures of housing. West Ferry, especially between Delaware and Elmwood, Cleveland, Oakland, Tudor, St. Catherine's Court, Bidwell, and Lincoln Parkway all have beautiful examples of non-wooden homes. But wow, this house I could fall in love with. I have heard that someone is slowly restoring it, but who knows for sure.