Phase 0 The Graycliff Conservancy began planning for restoration of the estate even before its purchase was assured. A $10,000 New York State grant allowed the Conservancy to commission a historic structures report, completed by Bero Associates in 1999. This detailed report serves as the guide to restoration of the three Wright-designed buildings at Graycliff. Because Graycliff was designated a New York State Landmark in 1998, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, all restoration plans and execution are subject to approval by the NYS Office of Historic Preservation.
Phase 0 restoration was undertaken with support from: the Preservation League of New York State, the Baird Foundation, the County of Erie, New York State and individual members and donors to Graycliff.