Lucchetta Homes crafting dream homes and communities in Niagara

By NextHome Staff
November 16, 2023

The Niagara Region is one of the fastest growing areas of Ontario, and it’s no surprise why. Outside of the hustle and bustle of the GTA, yet still offering a wealth of amenities and modern conveniences, Niagara combines easy access to Toronto and Buffalo, all the while surrounded by nature.

For new-home buyers seeking a better lifestyle in Niagara, many look to well-established homegrown builders with longstanding track records developing communities here. With their strong local reputations, these builders – often with deep family-based business roots – have excellent insight into hidden gem locations, the most dependable regional trades, and what homebuyers in Niagara are looking for.

Lucchetta Homes stands out as one of the most respected local homebuilders in this category.

Since its humble beginnings in 1960, Lucchetta Homes has remained dedicated to the craft of building beautiful homes that families cherish. Rooted in the Niagara Region, the family-run business has consistently held fast to its core principles, which revolve around delivering outstanding customer experiences and constructing innovative, quality homes in prime locations.

WaterCrest at Hunters Pointe

Well before the post-pandemic housing boom, Lucchetta Homes had been actively building at Hunter’s Pointe, a truly unique community at the confluence of the Welland Canal and the Welland River (which actually flows under the canal through an ingenious aqueduct).
The Welland Recreational Waterway, popular with rowers, kayakers and paddleboarders, runs alongside the river, separated by Merritt Island and some of the city’s best trails.

Lucchetta’s newest – and final – phase, WaterCrest at Hunters Pointe, incorporates some of the most stunning views in the community. Nestled along a picturesque and serene promontory, WaterCrest is destined to become a magnet for new-home buyers seeking an exclusive place to call home.

“We’re extremely excited to launch WaterCrest,” says Rob Lucchetta, the second-generation principal of Lucchetta Homes. “There’s simply no location like this. And we certainly aim to craft outstanding homes that complement their exceptional surroundings.”

The ideal active adult lifestyle

Designed with active adults in mind, the homes at WaterCrest feature single-family homes on large 40- or 46-ft. lots, along with townhome offerings. Waterfront lots will be available, from where homeowners can watch as Great Lake ships glide quietly along the waters of the canal.
Excellent trails are close by, including the lake-to-lake Welland Canal Parkway Trail, one of Hunters Pointe’s many charms for homeowners seeking to engage in an active lifestyle.

The community is also rich with on-site activities and amenities, ideal for independent retired adults who value a vibrant social and physically active lifestyle. An impressive 14,000-sq. ft. amenity-filled community centre offers a fully equipped gym with a personal trainer, registered massage therapist, fitness classes, library and more.

The Lucchetta difference

The WaterCrest location is unique, and Lucchetta Homes brings its design proficiency to the table to enhance the overall Hunters Pointe experience.

Design is at the heart of the Lucchetta difference. “We don’t design for us. We design for you,” says Ed Lucchetta, Rob’s brother and company co-principal. “We’ve been a customer-centric business for over 60 years, and take great pride in this, our father Ugo’s most important legacy.”

This customer focus is evident in Lucchetta’s model homes and floorplans, which feature the latest trends in home design. Each square foot in the company’s homes serves a purpose, and every design element enhances functionality and livability.

Lucchetta design centre specialists play a crucial role in helping homeowners choose finishes and options that align with their dreams and budgets. They ensure that you know what to expect throughout the process, from next steps to the overall timeline.

Quality homes with elevated building standards

Lucchetta Homes has always aspired to build homes company principals would live in themselves. This dedication to quality led the Lucchettas to commit to higher building standards to provide homeowners with confidence and lasting value.

From foundation to rooftop, every element of a Lucchetta home is designed to be solid, sound and energy efficient. Long-time partnerships with the best trades in the region ensure that quality workmanship and attention to fine detail are instilled throughout the construction process. A Lucchetta home exceeds building code in too many ways to list.

As a result, the company has high regard in the homebuilder industry, winning two recent provincial honours through the OHBA Awards of Distinction, and three at the 2023 Niagara Home Builders’ Association Awards of Excellence.

Energy efficiency and innovation

An EnerQuality Energy Star-certified builder, Lucchetta Homes takes Green building seriously. Not only has the company received several energy-efficiency building awards, it was actually recognized by a CHBA pilot program for building the first net-zero-ready home in the country.
For those looking for the home of tomorrow today, Lucchetta is one of only two qualified builders in Niagara to offer net-zero construction.
State-of-the-art building materials and components, along with the latest construction techniques, underscore Lucchetta’s commitment to innovation.

A legacy of excellence

Whether it’s WaterCrest at Hunters Pointe or any of its other communities, Lucchetta Homes continues to set the standard for quality, innovation and customer satisfaction.

Among its other current communities is LUSSO in west St. Catharines, a hip, new community featuring two-storey urban towns designed with high-end, modern features and finishes, open-concept layouts and ample living space. With only a few towns left, this community is selling fast. The final units in this community will be released soon.

Saffron Estates is a limited collection of elegant bungalows and two-storey homes in Fonthill, one of Niagara’s most prestigious towns. Saffron Estates delivers a small-town feeling where parks, trails, greenspaces and walkable neighbourhoods are all within proximity, along with countless amenities including dining, shopping, golf, schools and more. An early spring release is planned.

Lucchetta Homes creates more than just houses; it builds homes filled with memories, dreams and the promise of a brighter future.

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