Worthington’s Cambridge a Parade of Homes winner

Keystone Custom Homes’ new floor plan is one of four in Manheim Township community offering first-floor owner’s suites

Worthington, Keystone Custom Homes’ smart-growth community mixing residential and retail space in Manheim Township, has been a favorite among Parade of Homes judges the past two years.
Last year the model home, in Worthington’s popular Manchester floor plan, took best of show honors in its division.
This year, Keystone’s nod to the growing popularity of first-floor owner’s suites has proven just as popular.
Its latest Parade of Homes entry in Worthington, a new Cambridge floor plan with a first-floor owner’s suite and two-story great room, took best of show in its single-family-home division in this year’s judging. The home was also honored for best interior design, best kitchen, best bath and best decorated.
Although the home has since sold, it will still be open to visitors for the final day of the Parade today, from noon to 6 p.m., and by appointment through the end of July.
The Cambridge is one of four floor plans exclusive to Worthington that offer first-floor owner’s suites, says new home advisor Mike Klaips.
The Cambridge also offers versatility for those who want more or less living space. The Parade home, for instance, has 2,578 square feet of space, with two additional bedrooms and loft space on the second floor. But buyers can also opt for a one-story great room, which allows for a third upstairs bedroom and about 250 additional square feet of living space.
The Parade winner has numerous features potential homebuyers will want to check out, including Keystone’s new line of Timberlake custom cabinetry and a natural stone exterior new to Worthington.
Other plans offering first-floor owner’s suites start at 1,776 square feet and include a one-story option.
In all, Worthington offers buyers a choice of 15 floor plans, ranging in base price from the high $270s to the low $300s and in size from 1,792 to 2,944 square feet.
But buying a home in Worthington means more than simply choosing a home perfectly designed to fit your lifestyle and needs.
It also means living in a walkable community where recreation, shopping and dining opportunities are just a few steps from your front door.
Located conveniently between Lititz and downtown Lancaster, Worthington sits on 88 acres, 26 of which are preserved open space. When completed, the community will include 259 homes, along with the Lofts at Worthington, one- and two-bedroom apartments over 43,000 square feet of first-floor retail/commercial space.
That retail space includes a Turkey Hill convenience store, a Subway, a Fulton Bank branch, Salt &Pepper Italian Bistro & Pizza, Top 1 Nails, Noodle King restaurant and Be Balanced weight loss center. The upscale Mediterranean restaurant Gibraltar is scheduled for completion in December.
The community also has extensive walking trails that connect to the 70-acre Landis Woods, home to a nature center, performing arts center and the Boettcher House Museum.
It also offers easy access to Routes 30, 222 and 283.
Only three home sites remain in the community’s first phase on the west side of Oregon Pike. Keystone is currently pre-selling the remainder of Phase I, a total of 25 home sites on the east side of Oregon Pike.
Those homes will face a manicured open park space with gazebo and back up to open space, Klaips says. This section of Worthington will also have a walking trail that connects to nearby Nitrauer Elementary School.
Construction on the end of Phase I is slated to begin in September.
For buyers who want to move into Worthington sooner, Keystone has a quick-delivery option: a Sienna floor plan scheduled for completion in September.
At 1,870 square feet, the Sienna will feature three bedrooms, including a first-floor owner’s suite, and two and a half baths. It will overlook preserved open space. The home will also come with a washer and dryer and stainless steel refrigerator, as well as the buyer’s choice of custom painting throughout the home or custom blinds.
The Sienna is priced at $349,912.
All homes in Worthington have natural gas heat and public sewer and water. Keystone also offers optional snow removal and lawn mowing for an additional fee.
And buyers currently have five more reasons to purchase a Keystone Custom Home. Sign a contract before July 14 and receive a gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (excluding the refrigerator), a Kennedy fireplace and a Venetian bath with walk-in tile shower and separate spa-style tub, all for free.
Worthington at Township Square is located in the Manheim Township School District. The model home is open 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Oregon Pike north for one and a half miles. Turn left into community on Royer Drive, then left on Prescot Street. The model is last home on right.