Town and country meet at Olde South Crossing

Landmark Homes neighborhood in South Annville Township backs up to preserved farmland, but just minutes from downtown, schools

If there was ever a time to buy a new home in Olde South Crossing, the time is now.
The Landmark Homes community in South Annville Township, Lebanon County, has a limited number of home sites remaining in its first phase.
Those who have moved into the neighborhood off Route 934 since construction began a year ago enjoy the town-and-country feel, says community sales manager Colette Nelson.
“They love that it’s convenient. There is a downtown,” she says. “There’s an established sense of community.”
Olde South Crossing is minutes from Annville’s Main Street, which boasts the Lebanon Valley College campus and the Allen Theatre, among other amenities.
The neighborhood is also across the street from the Annville-Cleona Secondary School campus and just minutes from Annville Elementary School.
Farther afield, it offers easy access to Lebanon, Lancaster, Hershey and Mount Gretna.
Yet by design and surroundings, Olde South Crossing has a decidedly rural feel. The neighborhood backs up to preserved farmland, Nelson notes. And open space is incorporated within the community as well, including between lots. There is also a walking trail.
For buyers interested in all the possibilities of building a home in Olde South Crossing, the model home is the perfect place to start.
The award-winning Ellington was honored as best of show in its division at this year’s Parade of Homes. It also earned awards for best exterior, best interior design, best bath and best decorated.
The home has more than 3,500 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths.
Like all Parade of Homes entries, the Ellington is loaded with design upgrades, from the stone accent wall in the kitchen to the angled gas fireplace in the owner’s suite.
But as Nelson notes, it’s also designed to showcase features that are standard in every home that Landmark builds, among them: 2-by-6 exterior walls, windows and doorways framed with trim, a patio, Superior walls, individual air returns and double-hung windows.
The two-story Ellington, designed in the Craftsman style, has an open floor plan made even more dramatic by its 10-foot ceilings on the first floor and extra-tall doors and windows.
The kitchen has a pantry, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and crown molding on the cabinetry. A butler’s pantry leads to the formal dining room, which has a coffered ceiling and Craftsman-style wainscoting.
A floor-to-ceiling dry stack stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the family room. The first floor also includes a formal living room, a study with built-in window seat and bookshelves, a powder room, and a mudroom entry off the two-car side garage.
An angled stairway leads from the kitchen to the second floor and a raised rec room.
“They’ve become hugely popular,” Nelson says of the second-floor rec rooms.
The owner’s suite includes the gas fireplace, as well as a truncated ceiling, bumped-out triple window, and a bath featuring a tile shower, whirlpool and double vanity.
Three additional bedrooms are on the second floor – two sharing a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and a third with a private full bath of its own. The laundry is also on the second floor.
The Ellington includes a finished basement, with its own half bath, full kitchen, stone wall accents and Craftsman-style trim.
As an incentive to buyers considering a home in Olde South Crossing, Landmark is including 400 square feet of finished basement living space for a limited time with the purchase of a new home.
The basement offer does not include quick-delivery homes, but those homes will feature their own discounts this fall, Nelson says, and two will soon be available in Old South Crossing.
A two-story Darien model with four bedrooms, two and a half baths and over 2,700 square feet of living space, is scheduled for completion in October. It will also have a second-floor rec room. The price is $307,800.
A one-story Preston with three bedrooms, two baths and close to 1,900 square feet of living space, is scheduled for completion in November. The price is $287,400.
For those looking to custom build, Old South Crossing has 20 floor plans, both one- and two-story models, including some with first-floor owner’s suites.
Nelson notes that home prices will increase once work on the second phase begins. When complete, Olde South Crossing will include 100 single-family homes.
Olde South Crossing is in the Annville-Cleona School District. The neighborhood has natural gas and public sewer and water. The homeowner’s fee is $35 per month.
The model will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Additional hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Directions from Lancaster: From Route 322 West, travel north on Route 934. Turn left on Louser Road and follow signs to model home.