Thursday, August 17, 2017

Community Spotlight: Barringer Heights in Queensbury



Hodorowski Homes is thrilled to introduce our new community, Barringer Heights, in Queensbury, NY! From the private, wooded setting to the gorgeous models, it will be love at first sight when you come to visit.

We are offering ½-acre home sites with public water, and a huge variety of unique floor plans. Our homes feature 9-foot first floor ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, carriage-style garage doors, and stone exterior accents. Plus, we use energy-efficient insulation methods, appliances, furnace, and windows, and water conserving plumbing fixtures.

Shopping and dining only a short distance from the beautiful, Lake George!

Located in Warren County, Queensbury offers residents an adventure every day!  Barringer Heights is minutes from the Adirondack Northway, and the beautiful West Mountain Ski Resort. You’ll also find plentiful shopping and dining nearby, and Lake George only a short distance away.

The Hodorowski Homes customer service team will guide you through the new construction process effortlessly, helping you build the customized home of your dreams.

Barringer Heights is located at Sherman Ave and Richmond Hill Drive in Queensbury, NY. Hodorowski Homes invites you to explore our newest community today! Contact John Mesko at (518) 466-9700 or John.Mesko@coldwellbankerprime.com for more information.

Hodorowski Homes is the Capital Region’s premier home builder building single family homes in Schenectady, NY and its surrounding areas. Please visit www.hodorowskihomes.com for more information.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Give Grandma & Grandpa a place of their own with our unique in-law suite!


The Estates at Haywood Lane in North Greenbush features a variety of innovative designs that our buyers just love. Among these floorplans is the ever popular Saratoga B model.  5 Haywood Lane selected this model but features something new and exclusive for Hodorowski Homes – an In-Law/Family Suite. This unique feature has proven to be very popular!

We developed our in-law suite designs after working with families to create something that would meet the safety and proximity needs of aging parents, while maintaining a sense of independence. We treat each in-law suite as if it were its own house, creating a distinctive feel for this section of the home. The one-story in-law suite features a master suite with bathroom and walk-in closet, an elegant kitchen, a light-filled gathering room, a sitting room, and a private entrance. It connects to the main house via the laundry room, so it’s perfect for multi-generational living. Grandma & Grandpa can have their freedom – cook their own meals, have their own privacy and space – yet are steps from the rest of the family.

In-Law/Family - Sitting Room

In-Law/Family Suite - Kitchen

In-Law/Family Suite - Bathroom
The main portion of the Saratoga B is exceptional in its own right, with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 3-car garage, and plenty of space for a growing family. It features all of our signature luxury details including 9-foot first floor ceilings, granite kitchen counters, maple cabinetry, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances.  It also has a formal dining room, a study, and a welcoming front porch.

Main Kitchen
Main Master Bathroom
The Estates At Haywood Lane is located in sought after North Greenbush. The picturesque winding lane leads to 1 acre+ wooded homesites – some with streams running through them! Located in the East Greenbush School District, the community is just off exit 8 of 1-90, providing easy access to downtown Albany, as well as Boston and New York.  

The Sales Office is located on Haywood Lane in North Greenbush, NY 12144. Contact John Mesko at 518-466-9700 for more info on this home.


Hodorowski Homes is the Capital Region’s premier home builder building single family homes in Schenectady, NY and its surrounding areas. Please visit www.hodorowskihomes.com for more information.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Legends of Bethlehem Now Open Near Albany


Hodorowski Homes is thrilled to announce that our long-awaited Legends of Bethlehem community is now open.  This maintenance-free community offers a variety of home styles, from townhomes, to single-family cottage homes, to estate homes. 

We’ll be offering a new roster of models to choose from.  Currently, you can preview the Mt.Redfield and the Mt. Marshall models on our YouTube channel or in person, at Stuyvesant Landing II, in Slingerlands.

The Mt. Redfield is a 2-story cottage home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 2-car garage. Featuring an open first floor, this spacious home includes a large family room with a soaring 2-story ceiling and a fireplace, a formal dining room, and a walk-in pantry. Upstairs you’ll find a luxurious master suite with a private bath and two walk-in closets. There are two additional bedrooms with a shared bath, and the laundry room upstairs as well.



The Mt. Marshall is a 1-story cottage home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2-car garage. This home is the essence of great one level living, featuring an open floorplan that includes the kitchen, breakfast nook, great room and dining room!  The master suite, located just off the kitchen, includes a private bath and walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms are just off the entry foyer. This efficiently designed home has a mudroom, laundry room, walk-in pantry, and covered rear porch.



Legends of Bethlehem will feature walking trails, sidewalks and a picnic area. 
It is conveniently located in the heart of Bethlehem, mere minutes from Bethlehem schools, shopping, highways, recreation, and downtown Albany.

For more information or to walk the featured models, contact Jim Bordis at jbordis@hodorowskihomes.com or 518-229-6235, or Paula Filkins at Pfilkins@hodorowskihomes.com or 518-221-7757.

Hodorowski Homes is the Capital Region’s premier home builder building single family homes in Schenectady, NY and its surrounding areas. Please visit www.hodorowskihomes.com for more information.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What’s Trending In New Homes For 2017?

What design trends are going to be popping up in 2017? Check out what styles are starting to make their way into new homes as the year ends, so you can start planning your new Hodorowski home for the New Year!


·      COLOR. After years of stark whites and cool greys, the biggest trend for 2017 is color. From warm pastels, to earthy terracottas, to vibrant jewel tones. Be sure to include your favorite colors in your new home that make you happy, energetic, calm and inspired!

·      METALS. Whether you’re mixing brushed silver accents with shiny chrome fixtures, or indulging in the warmth of rich copper, metals are a hot topic.  Consider if you’re more of a silver or gold fan, and don’t be afraid to try something new! Whether it’s in your new kitchen or master bathroom, you can’t go wrong.

·      ORGANICS. Natural materials such as wood, cork and stone are increasingly popular for finishes. For example, cork walls, stone counters, salvaged wood doors.  If you’re moving your family into a larger home with an office or playroom, the cork walls could be great for inspiration.

·      PORCHES. Whether for sheer nostalgia value or as a modern family gathering space, homes with porches are high on everyone’s list.  Add one to your new Hodorowski home and envision yourself (alone or with your family!) relaxing and spending quality time together.

·      READING NOOKS. People are searching for quiet spots to “unplug” from their noisy digital worlds. Comfy corners for reading and unwinding are just the thing.  We love the concept of taking space and time to reboot and recharge, so it’s important that your new home includes a space to do so.

·      UPHOLSTERY & LUXE MATERIALS. Soft, furry and velvety are absolutely trending. From upholstered headboards to velvet pillows, faux fur rugs to down comforters, people love luxuriating in softness.  Whether it’s your style or not, try small by adding a pillow to your master bedroom bed, or a small rug in the master bathroom. If you love it, you can always add more!



Hodorowski Homes is the Capital Region’s premier home builder building single family homes in Schenectady, NY and its surrounding areas. Please visit www.hodorowskihomes.com for more information. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

We're Celebrating National Coffee Week!



It's National Coffee Week, but we at Hodorowski Homes celebrate this wonderful beverage every week, every day of the year! Whether it's flavored, hot, cold, with cream and sugar or just black, we drink a lot of the stuff.

Melanie, our Accounts Payable Manager, making her morning brew.


Jennifer, our Service Manager loves Pumpkin Spice from Dunkin Donuts.

When we're able to leave the office, the Capital Region offers a number of great coffee roasters and purveyors.  Some of our favorites are Civitello's on Jay Street in Schenectady.  While known for their great Italian pastry, it's also a good spot for a traditional espresso or cappuccino.


Civitello's on Jay Street - Hasn't Changed Much!

Also in Schenectady, and right next to our J. Luke Buildings of 245 and 242 Broadway is Villa Italia.  Family owned and known for great pastry and gelato, you can also sip espresso after a show at Proctor's Theater.

Villa Italian in foreground, with 242 Broadway Apartments beyond.

In Troy, there is Superior Merchandise Company, specializing in pour-over coffee, or Little Peck's, featuring Tandem Coffee Roasters and an eclectic interior with a pink espresso maker!


Little Peck's.

Whether sipping at our desks, or out and about, we at Hodorowski Homes love our coffee and we happily celebrate it this week.


Nespresso brewing in Paul Hodorowski's office.

Hodorowski Homes is the Capital Region’s premier home builder building single family homes in Schenectady, NY and its surrounding areas. Please visit www.hodorowskihomes.com for more information.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

How To Prepare Your Home For Back To School!


Summer quickly came to an end and out of nowhere the school year was underway. It’s not always an easy transition to get back on schedule, but there are ways you can better prepare yourself- and your home- for the rest of the year.  Try a couple of these organization tips to make hectic mornings and busy after school schedules a little more manageable this year.


How to prepare your home for back to school:

Clothing Organizers. Cut in half the amount of time it takes to get ready in the morning by setting your kids up with clothing organizers.  These simple closet buddies prompt kids to figure out what they’re going to wear the night before and have it ready to go for the next day. No more running around for a missing sock or their favorite t-shirt minutes before the bus leaves.

Create Calendar Central. This area will be the central hub for the organization of all assignments, after school activities, sports, etc.  Use white boards or chalkboards for easy revisions and color code by family member for easier organization. Have it located in a common space that everyone can easily see and be reminded of what’s going on for the week.

Prep the Kitchen. Especially in the first couple weeks of the school year, premade meals are going to be a lifesaver as you get back into a routine.  Plan meals and healthy after school snacks before the week starts and make a trip to the grocery store for everything you need.   Store the meals in the freezer and have the snacks in a designated spot, so they know where to go when hunger strikes.  You’ll thank yourself later.


Filing System. Despite so many things going digital, there will be certain files that you’ll need to keep organized and easily accessible.  Figure out the best way to categorize important papers like birth certificates and medical records in a way that’s easy to remember and accessible when needed.

Stock Up on Extra School Supplies. Pencils, pens and notebooks will all go missing or break throughout the year.  Take precautionary measures and make sure your home is fully equipped with the essentials for when that time comes.

Create a Homework Station. Especially as kids get older, it’s important for them to have a designated space to study and do homework that isn’t the dining room table.  Create a distraction-free space in a bedroom, living room or an office with a desk or bookcases and no TV, so they have one less reason to not get straight-A’s.


Sweet Surprises Stash. A simple surprise may be all it takes to make a tough assignment and stressful test seem not so bad. Keep candies, post-its and other little surprises on-hand to stick in their backpacks and lunchboxes when they have a big day ahead.  Nothing like an afternoon sweet or pick-me-up note to get them through the day!

The start of another school year doesn’t have to be a struggle if you take advantage of a couple of these home organization tips.  Your kids may not be ready to let go of summer and go back to school, but at least your house will be!

Hodorowski Homes is the Capital Region’s premier home builder building single family homes in Schenectady, NY and its surrounding areas. Please visit www.hodorowskihomes.com for more information.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

5 Reasons to Buy a New Hodorowski Home This Summer!


Newly built homes are in high demand these days. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Homebuyers appreciate the peace of mind and flexibility of brand new homes.  If you’re still sitting on the fence, we have 5 golden reasons why you want to buy a new home NOW!

  1. Timing Is Everything!
Summer is the perfect time to buy a new home. The kids are out of school, everyone’s life is a little more flexible. And if you act quickly on certain homes, you can be moved in and settled by the time school starts! Added bonus: You’ll be able to spend the holidays in your new home!

  1. Have It Your Way.
One of the most appreciated benefits of owning a brand new home is customization. You get to choose the cabinets, flooring, carpets, light fixtures, etc. With new construction, not only can they be custom tailored to your style, they can be custom tailored to your budget.

  1. Speaking of budgets… Look for promotions & incentives!
You might be able to take advantage of budget-saving promotions and/ or incentives. You could save thousands on upgrades, closing costs, or other costs.  Don’t hesitate to ask!

  1. The Green Factor
Homeowners are more green conscious, and many new homes offer double- triple-pane windows, energy efficient appliances, energy-conserving, long-lasting LED lighting and more; all features that decrease the homeowner’s costs and carbon footprint.


  1. Pride in Ownership
A brand new home means that you are the first to own it, to live in it, to make it your own. It gives you a unique sense of pride. After all, you’ve been here since day one, had your style incorporated into the home, and made it yours every day since then.


Visit us in person or online today to start your new home journey.  We're happy to help guide you along the way!

Hodorowski Homes is the Capital Region’s premier home builder building single family homes in Schenectady, NY and its surrounding areas. Please visit www.hodorowskihomes.com for more information.