Building A New Home In Buffalo/WNY 2018

Many questions come our way when this time of year rolls around. After all, there is a lot to know regarding building a new home in Buffalo/WNY.

“Why and How?” you may ask… Why and how would you possibly be expected to know all of the information surrounding a new home project, before you come shopping for one?

“The biggest thing for me, having just gone through the stresses of closing on my first home, is simply having compassion for people who are looking to build a home for the first – or especially – the last time in their life” said Nicholas Bellanti, Sales Manager of Owl Homes of Fredonia.

“Like myself, many of our clients are finding out that the Real Estate Market is quite literally, out of this world. Hence the massive influx of not only business, but questions, that we’re receiving lately. I truly feel for our clients, and as a Sales Manager here, I am confident in my strategy of giving information and making this an easy and transparent process for people of all knowledge levels.”  – Nicholas Bellanti, Sales Manager of Owl Homes of Fredonia.

There are 13 Model Homes setup for display (Including a Two-Story Home which sits on our Turn-Key 8 Foot Superior Wall Basement for viewing, Cape-Cod, and Ranch Homes), that allow us to help you figure out which style home you’d like depending of course on budget.

After this, we’re glad to schedule a free site inspection in order to accumulate accurate utility and site costs to add to the price of the custom home itself. This allows us to give a complete New Home Project Estimate.



Send us a message using the “Request a call” button located on every “New Home” page on the website, OR simply give us a call or stop in any time during hours of operation to check out our 13 homes on display or meet with a consultant for info!

(Mon-Thurs 9-6 / Fri 9-5 / Sat 9-4)


3752 E. Main Rd. Fredonia, NY 14063

P.S. Click The “New Homes” Tab at the top of the page to See Enough Custom Homes to Make Your Head Spin!







Modular Homes in Buffalo/WNY 2018

Innovative, Modular Housing That Can Grow With the Owner’s Needs

Modular housing offers a whole host of benefits including combating the growing affordable housing issue and reducing labor. This unique solution also allows home owners to start small and add as their needs change, giving them an entry way into home ownership with a very attractive solution moving forward.

When architect Brian Gaudio talks about Module, the Pittsburgh-based housing startup he cofounded in early 2016, he speaks the language of an excited techie. Module, an “operating system” for your home, creates spaces customized for every family. While it aims to provide new, more affordable, and more adjustable homes, the company doesn’t build, it offers a design and technology platform. A sense of optimism and possibility—perhaps cultivated during his time designing rides for Disney theme parks—is palpable.

But ask Gaudio about the nuts and bolts of how Module homes get built, and he begins sounding like a realist, one that may be able do what the dozens of startups that have tried to make a real business out of building, affordable, high-tech modular or prefab homes have failed to accomplish.

“We thought about how to work within the existing methods used by builders,” says Gaudio. “When we developed our wall system, we asked, ‘how does a general contractor, with relatively unskilled labor, build this house?’ We’re not here to bring NASA engineers on board to redesign the idea of home. This is about incremental innovation, and making a system that helps existing builders build better homes.”

How the Module system allows a home to grow with its owner. “We’re not trying to disrupt the system of building. We’re trying to disrupt ideas of adaptability, design, and cost.” Module

Module’s doesn’t want to be manufacturer, but rather design a system that informs future homebuilders, an easy-to-build, easy-to-expand housing product aimed at young adults. Informed by a housing personality quiz, buyers pick from one of three starter modules, which are built, in part, by an off-site partner, then assembled on site by a general contractor. Think of it like the Helix sleep of starter homes.

But the real selling point is that the modules, assembled with a patent-pending wall and roof systems, easily connect to additional Module-designed rooms and add-ons, which help owners expand their homes like a set of Lego bricks as their needs, and families, grow. Working from home? Invest in a small studio addition. Want to make more money? Attach a module designed to be a rental unit.

Gaudio and his co-founder Hallie Dumont were inspired by a passion for public interest design. Gaudio, who spent time volunteering in Biloxi, Mississippi, on post-Katrina housing, also won a Fulbright Scholarship, which allowed hime to travel and research cities and housing in Latin America. His work, which informed a documentary he made about housing, included an examination of the public housing designed by Pritzker-winning architect Alejandro Aravena. The Chilean architect’s design for incremental, affordable housing, which allows owners to built onto basic frames, influenced the Module concept

The Module system is the co-founders answers to their country’s housing challenges, including affordability, blight, and the labor shortage among homebuilders that’s driving up the cost of construction. Most of the big-name suburban builders are putting out product that’s too large and doesn’t cater to today’s young homebuyers, says Gaudio. The market needs a dynamic system that offers the “right amount of space for today” and an adaptable and affordable solution primed for urban infill.

The system begins with one of three main modules: a 640 square-foot unit with 1 bed and 1 bath called the Flat Top; The Tom and Jerry, a 1,280 square-foot unit with 2 beds and 2 baths fashioned for coliving; or the family-sized Moonlighter, another 2-bed, 2-bath option with two stories and more than 2,000 feet, depending on the floor plan. Module hasn’t released potential pricing plans yet: they’re expected to in early 2018.

Large enough to qualify as a freestanding home on a typical lot in Pittsburgh—thus avoiding the permitting issues that sometimes come with smaller structures—all of these structures have roofs that can pop off, allowing additional stories to be added, and walls with a panel that can be opened to connect with another Module structure. Starting small, the theory goes, makes homeownership more achievable. Eventually, the supplemental rooms and additions will be joined by other available upgrades, such as a new furniture package or a suite of smart home technology.

For Gaudio, perhaps the most important aspect of the Module system isn’t the design, but the construction. The basis of the system is panelized wood construction assembled on site, though it could also be stick-built in a manner consistent with how most general contractors and builders work.

In a model akin to Tesla’s reservation system, potential buyers can register on Module’s site and put down a refundable deposit to hold their place in line. They’ll then take the housing personality quiz, asking about relationships, income, and living situations, and when their turn is up, Module will create a customized plan, and then a general contractor will start working on their future home.

While the Module crew has built a test unit in Pittsburgh, the company will truly launch next year. They already have one buyer interested in a custom design, which will be constructed early next year. Once a few models take shape, the company can start looking for larger projects, possibly pairing with a builder to create 10- or 20-unit developments.

Gaudio sees markers like Philadelphia and Detroit as great next steps for expansion, secondary housing markets with available land and higher rates of millennial homeownership. In today’s housing market, perhaps the biggest disruption would be an affordable starter home.

“We’re not trying to disrupt the system of building,” says Gaudio. “We’re trying to disrupt ideas of adaptability, design, and cost.”


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Check Out the Diverse Selection of Innovative Homes that Owl Homes of Fredonia Can Build Custom to Suit You, At The “New Homes” Link Below…






Two Story Modular Home on Display Buffalo/WNY

The Beautiful Buckingham Two-Story Modular Home came to us last week, and will be ready for viewing by the end of this week!

The Buckingham is a 1,872 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home. 

The Master Bedroom includes luxurious upgraded Tray Ceilings with surrounding light fixtures as well as Granite Counter tops and Underlay’d Sinks in the Master Bathroom.

This home is also set on our Superior Wall Basement for viewing!

Come see the true quality and efficiency that Manorwood Custom Homes can bring into your life, for so much less!


Every Customer is going to have a unique project because everyone has different ideas and necessities to suit what they are looking for.

We would like to get a better idea of what kind of home you would like to build. 

Send us a message using the “Request a call” button located on every “New Home” page on the website, give us a call or stop in any time during hours of operation to check out our 14 homes on display or meet with a consultant.

(Mon-Thurs 9-6 / Fri 9-5 / Sat 9-4)


3752 E. Main Rd. Fredonia, NY 14063



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