Essex Homes Set to Open New Model in Lewiston, NY

January 28, 2022

Essex Homes of WNY is pleased to announce that a new model home at 5194 Bridle Path Lane will be opening the weekend of January 29-31st, 2022 (Sat-Mon) from 1-5 p.m. within The Patios at Essex Ridge, a private, luxury patio home development located on Upper Mountain Rd. and Bronson Dr. in Lewiston, NY. The announcement was made by Philip J. Nanula, president CEO of Essex Homes.

“The Eastbrook is the largest of five, distinctive patio home plans available to be built within Essex Ridge,” says Scott Henderson, Regional Sales Manager with Essex Homes. “At over 2,100 sq.ft., this elegant, two-bedroom, two-bath model with den at 5194 Bridle Path Lane is the epitome of fine craftsmanship, offering a spacious layout and featuring an array of luxury amenities, exquisite products and finishes from top-of-the-line manufacturers, including, Kohler®, Andersen®, Aristokraft®, and others.”

Visitors to 5194 Bridle Path Lane will be greeted by an attractive exterior featuring vinyl shake siding and applied stone front elevation, as well as a covered front porch with two, Acadian-style columns and a front door with decorative glass and sidelites. The welcoming foyer showcases first floor 9’ ceilings and an octagonal-shaped, box ceiling foyer adorned by elegant crown molding and chair rail. Just off the foyer is a classic den with double French doors accentuated by crown molding and chair rail. Elegant hardwood, ceramic tile, and luxury carpeted floors are also featured throughout.

Just beyond the den is a spacious guest bedroom with a full bath situated off a short hallway that leads to a formal dining room showcasing elegant chair rail together with attractive shadow boxes. Featured in this new model home is a large great room debuting a cathedral ceiling (an optional feature in all Eastbrook plans) and showcasing an elegant gas fireplace accentuated by decorative stone and a “floating” mantle. Adjacent to the great room is a convenient dinette with a sliding glass door to the rear-covered porch, and opposite the dinette sits a contemporary kitchen featuring a raised island breakfast bar with quartz countertops, 36” tall kitchen cabinets, and an attractive, ceramic tile backsplash. An elegant, first-floor primary suite with a spacious walk-in closet, features a glamour bath with quartz countertops and a glass-enclosed, spa-like, tile shower. The remaining spaces of the main floor plan include a convenient first floor laundry, a mudroom with built-in bench and coat rack, and an expansive basement. Additional amenities include ceiling speakers with volume control installed in the den, great room, and master bedroom; a reliable security system; a Carrier®central heating and A/C system; a lawn sprinkler system; and a three-car, front load garage that will be utilized as a selection center for the convenience of Essex customers.

“The Patios at Essex Ridge offers condominium status and consists of 88 tree-lined homesites on a 50+ acre parcel of land as part of a comprehensive, three-phased development project. The model nearing completion at 5194 Bridle Path Lane represents the first of 36 new homesites available to build on as part of Phase I,” says Henderson. “All plans feature open floor layouts, optional second floors (except Berkley) two or three bedrooms, two full baths, full basements, rear-covered patios, 2.5-car garages, and an array of luxury amenities. Homeowner association (HOA) services include grass cutting, fertilization, landscaping, and snow plowing for a modest monthly fee. Home prices begin in the $400K’s. We expect this project to have an economic impact of over $40M upon construction completion.”

Essex Ridge offers proximity to an abundance of natural landscapes including the Niagara Escarpment, Niagara Falls, numerous wineries, and the Village of Lewiston, which is bordered by the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Residents will enjoy convenient access to the Canadian border and the many shops, dining and retail outlets offered via Niagara County to the north, as well as proximity to Downtown Buffalo and surrounding Erie County to the south.

The Patios at Essex Ridge development is located near to the original Nanula family homestead in Lewiston, NY, formerly owned by patriarch, Savino P. Nanula, a long-time resident and former Chairman/CEO of Tops Markets, LLC. All four Nanula sons, Phil, Paul, Steven and former NYS Senator, Anthony Nanula, reside and work within Western New York, sharing in numerous business holdings and interests, including real estate. These interests include Essex Homes of WNY, where Philip J. Nanula, has served as president and CEO for the last 30 years.

In addition to the model at 5194 Bridle Path Lane in Lewiston, Essex Homes is now in the final phase of development of Essex Greens at Waterford, a 108-lot luxury patio home community in Clarence, NY. Essex Homes is also building within The Preserve at Glen Meadow, its newest patio home community located just off Dodge Rd., in Amherst, NY, as well as in the neighboring Villas at Essex Woods, a 48-unit community of villas with condo status, just off Sweet Home Rd. near the I-990N. For more information on The Patios at Essex Ridge or any of these developments contact Scott Henderson, Regional Sales Mgr. at 716.725.7577 or

Founded in 1992 by the Nanula family, Essex Homes of WNY has built over 2,000 single-family homes, patio homes, and villas across WNY in communities including Amherst, Clarence, East Aurora, Lancaster, Lewiston, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lakeview, and Orchard Park.

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