Bordeau Builders, the company behind the Inglewood subdivision in Halfmoon, and Lynnwood in Guilderland, is ready to break ground on a 33-lot subdivision called Honey Hollow along Route 146 on the west side of Clifton Park.
The property is located just west of Vent Fitness and north of the Dwaas Kill.
The developer paid $825,000 for 1234 Route 146 and the 18 acres that accompany the old farmhouse. Gary Bordeau spent more than two years pursuing permission from the town to build houses on the land, and the result was an interesting arrangement.
Rather than bulldoze the house, Bordeau will leave it intact and the owner, Michele Williams, will continue living there. The house, once part of the Van Vranken Farm and identified by the town as an historic property, will undergo an exterior renovation at Bordeau’s expense. Gary Bordeau said yesterday his company will repair the siding, windows, doors, the chimney, the roof and repaint where necessary. From then on, the property (the house plus about three-quarters of an acre) will carry deed restrictions that require Williams and whoever owns the house in the future to maintain the facade.
“The historical renovation was tied to the town’s approvals,” Bordeau said.
The 33 houses the builder has planned will range in size from 1,800 square feet to 3,600 square feet and will be priced in the high $300,000 range to the low $400,000 range, Bordeau said. The style of the houses was inspired by the original homestead and will feature a farmhouse theme with porches.
Bordeau expects to break ground in February and have a model home open by late spring. Bordeau Builders was featured on the show American Builders. Check it out here.