M.J. Ogiony Builders has made Lancaster its primary marketplace with model homes and lots available in several Lancaster subdivisions, explained Linda Baer of Metro Terry Realty and sales coordinator for the builder.
"Currently Ogiony has a model on Aurora (north of Clinton Street) and one under construction on Penora near Como Park Boulevard," she said. "Furthermore, the builder is active in Cheektowaga, as well as with the City of Buffalo's subsidized housing program."
Affordably priced from $86,300 -- including lot cost -- Ogiony maintains quality with value, she continued. The model at 724 Aurora demonstrates the builder's craftsmanship in 1,690 square feet of living space.
This popular three-bedroom floor plan emphasizes privacy for the owners with a private entrance to the main bath from the master bedroom. The two children's bedrooms are situated across the front of the second level while the master fills the rear of the second level.
The main level of this family-styled home features a front-to-back living room and dining room combination for formal, adult gatherings.
The "nerve center" of the home is the kitchen and family room where daily activities take place. The large family room (14' by 20') shows a cathedral ceiling with skylights. The fireplace on the far wall is the focal point of the room.
The adjoining eating area and kitchen complete the first level. The eating area includes sliding-glass doors to the backyard. The U-shaped kitchen work area is enhanced by an interior wall of cabinets, counter work space and built-in appliances.
A two-car garage and a sheltered front entry enhance the design.
"Standard features are important to house-hunters who compare builders," added Ms. Baer. "For example, Ogiony provides a maintenance-free exterior with a brick-front facade. Andersen windows, glass block basement windows and ceramic tile in the kitchen and bath are high-demand items that are included in every home.
The current model is available in three elevations -- colonial, tudor and contemporary; customizing plans or special work within the basic plan are also possible.
"As a real estate company, Metro Terry can help the home buyer find a lot as the builder will also build on the buyer's own home site," she added. "Ogiony has reserved lots in The Meadows of Lancaster, Lake Forest, on Penora as well as in Cheektowaga."
The model/sales center is open Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4; Monday and Thursday from 4 to 8; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 5. Other times are available by appointment by calling 668-9444 or 668-8710.