Crossings at Sweetbriar offers best of both worlds

Enjoy quiet country setting combined with convenient location at Landmark Homes 55-plus community in Lebanon County

The Lebanon County countryside provides the picturesque setting for the Crossings at Sweetbriar, a 55-plus community by Landmark Homes where residents can enjoy peaceful tranquillity, an active lifestyle and proximity to many of the area’s best amenities.
Residents can take full advantage of the country vistas on the community’s walking and biking trails, which are incorporated into acres of preserved open space.
A soon-to-be constructed clubhouse will offer additional opportunities for socializing and exercise, with plans for a fitness center, library, kitchen, swimming pool and other amenities.
Just a short drive away, you’ll find restaurants, shopping, historic sites and the Lebanon Farmer’s Market, as well as easy access to Hershey attractions and the recreational and cultural activities in Mount Gretna.
Still in its first phase, the Crossings at Sweetbriar will include a total of 198 single-family homes designed for 55-plus lifestyles.
Of the 12 floor plans available, 10 are one-story models and two, the Addison and Fenmore, offer two-story living with first-floor owner’s suites — giving buyers the option to have as much or as little space as they desire.
Home sizes range from 1,047 square feet for an Austin with two bedrooms, one bath and a one-car garage to 1,940 square feet for a Bennett with 3 bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage.
Prices start in the low $200,000s.
There are numerous home sites available in the first phase for buyers who want to custom build a home to their unique specifications. A quick-delivery home, a one-story Bennett with three bedrooms and two baths, is scheduled for completion in mid-June. It is priced at $269,800.
The model home, at 998 Ginger Court, showcases many of the design options and upgrades available to those who choose to build at the Crossings at Sweetbriar.
A best-of-show winner in last year’s Parade of Homes, the Fenmore model offers the ease of one-story living in an open two-story floor plan.
The kitchen/dining area features a brick accent wall, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring and granite countertops. Brick accents also are incorporated into the island and above the corner stove. The microwave is located below the island countertop to eliminate overhead reaching.
“We can customize all floor plans so that we can meet all lifestyles,” says Laura Leonard, new homes marketing specialist for Landmark Homes.
The model also includes an open, two-story great room with a stone fireplace framed by nearly floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the room with natural light.
The first-floor owners suite features a tray ceiling with crown molding, a master bath with double vanity and shower, as well as a walk-in closet.
A laundry, powder room and study with coffered ceiling complete the first floor.
A covered and screened-in deck off the dining area provides the perfect setting to enjoy the scenic backyard, which borders the walking trail and overlooks a nearby pond.
Upstairs, an open loft area overlooking the great room offers the ideal spot for a sitting room. Two additional bedrooms share a second full bath.
The finished basement, an optional upgrade, includes plenty of additional space for relaxing or entertaining, with a full kitchen and bar-style seating, a living area, small dining area and half bath.
The basement also includes copious storage space.
The Crossings at Sweetbriar has a homeowner’s association fee of $75 per month to cover maintenance of common areas and streetlights, as well as the swimming pool. Residents in the community own their own land. The community has public utilities and gas heat.
The Crossings at Sweetbriar is located in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. The model home will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. today and also will be featured in this year’s Parade of Homes June 13-21, along with three other Landmark homes.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Route 501 north to Route 897 north. Turn right on Prescott Road, travel 5 miles, then turn left on East Kercher Avenue and left on Mount Zion Road. Community will be on the right.