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Cincinnati's Custom Home Builder: A Brief History 6/12/2019

Cincinnati's Custom Home Builder: A Brief History

June 12, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

Maybe you're new to the Cincinnati area. Maybe you've never built a new construction custom home. Or maybe, you just haven't heard much about us. Whatever the case, the Robert Lucke Group has a rich history of family, legacy and a deep care and concern for building and designing the best homes that money can buy. And although we place a lot of focus on what's new and where we're going, it's just as important for us to honor where we came from. It all started in 1953...

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Everything You Need To Know About Cincinnati Homearama 2019 5/23/2019

Everything You Need To Know About Cincinnati Homearama 2019

May 23, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

The excitement of Homearama 2019 is in full effect. This will be the 56th year for the Cincinnati home building event that draws thousands of prospective home buyers and spectators each and every year.

The Highlands at Heritage Hill in Warren County had the honor of hosting a successful Homearama 2018, but this year is Kensington’s turn.

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How To Save Money On Your New Custom Home 5/13/2019

How To Save Money On Your New Custom Home

May 13, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

Let’s face it – custom homes in Cincinnati aren’t cheap. That’s not why you buy them and that’s not why we build them. But that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t all like to keep a few extra dollars in our pockets.

So to help you accomplish just that, today’s blog is going to highlight a few techniques and areas where you may be able to save on the custom home you’ve always dreamed of.

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Stone Countertops: A Guide For Your Custom Home 4/16/2019

Stone Countertops: A Guide For Your Custom Home

April 16, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

If you’ve ever built a custom home in the past or you’re about to jump into the exciting, but sometimes overwhelming process, you already know how many big design decisions will need to be made before you’re sitting comfortably in your new custom living room in front of the big screen. And if your Cincinnati custom home builder still hasn’t spoken with you about the pros and cons of various natural stone options for your new kitchen countertops, you’ll definitely want to stick around through the end of this week’s article.

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Video Tour of a Custom Lucke Home in Cincinnati 3/21/2019

Video Tour of a Custom Lucke Home in Cincinnati

March 21, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

It only takes a minute or two of being on social media to know that video is everywhere. Most people agree that it has taken over photos, text and pretty much anything else as the most engaging and interesting type of content on the World Wide Web.

So it's a rare and special thing when we are "Lucke" enough to take our virtual audience through one of our newest custom homes in Cincinnati. Are you ready?

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How to Create the Ultimate Outdoor Living Space 3/14/2019

How to Create the Ultimate Outdoor Living Space

March 14, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

Are you getting the most out of your patios and porches? If you haven't utilized the features on this list, you may be missing out on the full potential of your custom home.

Luckily, we've got everything you need to forget the chilly weather and create the ultimate outdoor living space this season.

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Lucke's Custom Design and Selections Center 2/22/2019

Lucke's Custom Design and Selections Center

February 22, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

Whether you're designing a luxury ranch-style townhome in The Villas of Montgomery, building a new custom home in Lakeside Estates, or tackling anything in between–chances are you're going to need some help keeping your thoughts and decisions organized throughout the process. That's why Robert Lucke Group maintains its ultra-helpful Selections and Design Center for all customers.

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Custom Newhaven Design is New for Madeira 2/15/2019

Custom Newhaven Design is New for Madeira

February 15, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

Madeira has been a hotspot for new neighborhoods, restaurants and visitors for some time now. So, it’s no coincidence that The Robert Lucke Group chose the popular Cincinnati suburb as home base for its newest custom market home. The rather distinct Newhaven plan at 7446 Dawson Road seems to complement the surrounding area very nicely—sitting right in the heart of Madeira and its impressive school district. All the home needs now… is a buyer.

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How to Find the Perfect Location For Your Custom Home 1/24/2019

How to Find the Perfect Location For Your Custom Home

January 24, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

Finding the right location to build your new custom home can be more of an art form than many folks realize. You can spend days, months or even years getting the design of your new home just right. But then you build it on a less-than-desirable plot of land? Not mention the added and hidden costs of some properties! Let’s take a look at some of the things we recommend to help ensure you find the perfect place to call home sweet home.

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Five Quick Tips to Maximize Your HOMEARAMA Fun in 2019 1/11/2019

Five Quick Tips to Maximize Your HOMEARAMA Fun in 2019

January 10, 2019  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

“Homearama” is a huge buzz word in the Cincinnati home building community this time of year. The excitement of last year’s show is transitioning seamlessly into the hustle and planning for this summer’s upcoming event. And while we–builders, media pros, and the host community, Kensington of Mason–continue our preparation for HOMEARAMA® 2019, I thought it’d be a good idea to help all of you do the same.

Here are Five Quick Tips to Maximize Your HOMEARAMA® Fun in 2019.

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Best New Years Resolutions to Transform Your Home in 2019 12/29/2018

Best New Years Resolutions to Transform Your Home in 2019

December 29, 2018  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

Happy New Year everyone. The Robert Lucke Group would like to thank every one of our amazing customers, realtors and our very own Lucke employees for your incredible work and passion throughout the year to help us ensure your custom homes were built to the best quality and design in 2018. As we wrap things up, we can now turn our attention to transforming your home in 2019.

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Woodland Vistas Townhomes: Phase I Ready, Phase II Breaks Ground 11/30/2018

Woodland Vistas Townhomes: Phase I Ready, Phase II Breaks Ground

November 30, 2018  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

The luxury ranch style townhomes of Woodland Vistas are shaping up to be one of the more impressive townhome developments in Greater Cincinnati.

With Phase I now complete and ready for occupancy, The Robert Lucke Group and Cranewoods Development team up once again and turn their collective attention to the highly anticipated, Phase II.

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Lucke Reveals Plans for 2019 HOMEARAMA 11/16/2018

Lucke Reveals Plans for 2019 HOMEARAMA

November 16, 2018  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

Kensington will be home to some of the most impressive luxury estates in Greater Cincinnati. At least one of those homes will belong to The Robert Lucke Group, and will serve as the Group’s new model home, as well as its entry in HOMEARAMA® 2019.

Continue reading as we reveal our HOMEARAMA® home design and take you through some of its show-ready features.

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Lucke Introduces New Villas Community To Montgomery 10/23/2018

Lucke Introduces New Villas Community To Montgomery

October 23, 2018  •  Written by Tyler LaMar

It won’t be long before Cincinnati custom home builder, The Robert Lucke Group, is ready to introduce yet another specialized luxury home development to the Montgomery area.

Lucke is currently in the planning stages for The Villas of Montgomery – a brand new vision of luxury ranch-style townhomes hidden on a private lane off of Montgomery Road. 

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Eight Questions to Ask Your Cincinnati Custom Home Builder 10/12/2018

Eight Questions to Ask Your Cincinnati Custom Home Builder

October 12, 2018    Written by Tyler LaMar

Let’s face it—there are a ton of custom home builders in the Cincinnati area. There’s no doubt you have some tough decisions to make before actually breaking ground on the home of your dreams.

Maybe you’ve already decided on who’s going to take on the task of building your ultimate home, or maybe you’re still interviewing custom builders. Either way, it’s important you ask the right questions.

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Seven Design Inspiration Sources for Your Custom Home 9/20/2018

Seven Design Inspiration Sources for Your Custom Home

September 17, 2018    Written by Tyler LaMar

If you’re considering building a new custom home in the Cincinnati area, or you’ve already built your dream home, then you’re already far too aware how difficult both the exterior, and interior design processes can be.

Not only does your new home need to be structurally sound—it has to look good and feel even better. It’s easy during this time to feel like you’re running out of design ideas...

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Six Advantages to Building a Custom Home 9/12/2018

Six Advantages to Building a Custom Home

September 10, 2018    Written by Tyler LaMar

It’s fair to say there are probably a lot of folks out there who just aren’t totally sure what the real differences are between a production or track-style home and a truly custom home.

And so, they sit right in the middle, unable to decide which option might be best for them.

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Top 5 Home Building and Design Trends for 2018 8/28/2018

Top 5 Home Building and Design Trends for 2018

August 27, 2018    Written by Tyler LaMar

The year seems to be moving by more quickly than usual. We’re now just over the halfway point, which gives us some good insight into 2018’s top trends of the custom home building and interior design world.

So, what’s our big takeaway overall?

Color, boldness and a nod to the past.

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4 Things to Consider Before Downsizing Your New Home 7/25/2018

4 Things to Consider Before Downsizing Your New Home

July 25, 2018    Written by Tyler LaMar

The kids are gone. The house is big, silent and empty. It’s time to scale things down a bit and begin customizing the perfect “forever home” that you can just relax in. But it’s not always that easy.

First, you’ve got some decisions to make and some things to keep in mind. Here are 4 Things to Consider Before Downsizing Your Home.

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3 Great Landscaping Tips for New Homeowners 7/9/2018

3 Great Landscaping Tips for New Homeowners

July 09, 2018

We can all agree that buying a new home isn't just about the home. We've all driven by that one house in our neighborhood that was screaming out potential, if not for the overgrown lawn and shabby vegetation. Some people seem to take great pride in their landscaping, and for others, it's more of an afterthought at best.

In order to avoid becoming "that one house" in your neighborhood, we're offering all you new homeowners our top 3 landscaping tips to help you boost your curb appeal and become the envy of your neighborhood.

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5 Rug and Design Tips 1/27/2016

5 Rug and Design Tips

Sometimes I find myself thinking, "I wonder what kind of sofa they went with.." or, "Will they be able to keep this open floor plan from feeling cold and uninviting?" Because we can't always be there after the fact -- when you've moved on to actually designing and decorating the interior of your new custom home -- I decided to interview someone who could offer some design expertise.

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