Manheim Township home marries beauty, function

Offers over 7,000 square feet on 7.5 acres along Conestoga River

When it comes to describing the secluded home at 310 Eshelman Road, along the Conestoga River in Manheim Township, one word keeps coming to mind.
“It’s incredible,” says Realtor Anne Lusk of Lusk and Associates Sotheby’s International Realty, the listing agent for the property.
“It’s peaceful. It’s on the water. The view is incredible,” Lusk says. “Nothing is more fabulous than sitting out on the deck and patio and hearing the gentle rush of the water.”
If location is one of the most important qualities in a home, then this one gives buyers multiple reasons to fall in love.
The home not only offers scenic views of the Conestoga, but its 7.5 acres also offer plenty of privacy and recreation space, both for children to play and adults to relax around the fire pit.
What attracted the current owners is that the sense of privacy doesn’t come at the expense of convenience. This tranquil riverside property is just minutes from routes 30 and 23 and a short drive to downtown Lancaster.
The home itself is designed to take full advantage of its location. Built in 1964, it has the charm of an older home, plus the best of modern amenities. The previous owner added a second floor, growing the living space to a roomy 7,346 square feet.
From the street, however, the home looks deceptively smaller — something the current owners also found appealing.
“We didn’t want it to look like we had this huge house,” they say. “It looks modest but there’s tons of space.”
Adds Lusk, “The one thing that’s so impressive about this home is that even though it’s a large home it’s a very comfortable home. It’s warm. It’s inviting.”
Part of that warmth comes from three fireplaces — in the kitchen, dining room and basement. It also comes from a floor plan and design that invites large gatherings while making them feel intimate.
Among the owners’ favorite rooms is the dining room. Located in the center of the home, it can comfortably seat a crowd for an elegant meal. But with its wall-length windows and additional seating, it’s the perfect spot to relax with a morning cup of coffee.
The home also has a sunny breakfast area with a floor-to-ceiling bay window, and a spacious family room with plenty of space for entertaining.
And with six bedrooms and seven baths, there’s plenty of room for a crowd — whether it’s a large family or a bunch of houseguests.
The first-floor master suite is its own quiet retreat, with a separate sitting room featuring built-in bookshelves and a gorgeous backyard view. The first floor also has a convenient guest suite with its own bath and private entrance.
There is also a large mudroom off the two-car garage and tons of storage, thanks to a plethora of closets and attic space.
The finished walk-out basement offers additional living opportunities. Not only does it boast entertaining space, with a game room and wet bar, but it also includes a bedroom, full bath, family room, kitchen and dining area — perfect for in-laws, a nanny or that adult child who’s moving back home.
“It’s entirely functional, but beautiful,” Lusk says of the home. “Each steward of the property keeps making it better and better.”
The home is in the Manheim Township School District. It is currently priced at $969,500. Interested pre-approved buyers should contact Anne Lusk at 271-9339 or 291-9101 for an appointment.
Directions from Lancaster: Follow Route 23/New Holland Pike East, then turn right on Eshelman Road.