StoneyBrook in E-town embraces open space

Homes may be the main attraction in the StoneyBrook development in Elizabethtown, but the land is a close second.
“One of the beauties of this development is all this open space,” says Bob Gruber of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, listing agent for the community, conveniently located near Route 283.
StoneyBrook features 45 acres of open space, including a 3.5-acre township park, offering to the public the use of a multipurpose field and recreation area, restrooms and the community’s extensive walking trails.
StoneyBrook offers a mix of single-family and townhomes. Five lots remain in the current phase. A new phase will begin this summer.
Buyers hoping to enjoy this neighborhood sooner can explore several move-in ready single-family homes and townhomes.
Three of those homes will be open during special open house hours from 1 to 4 p.m. today and Monday and from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The first, a single-family ranch-style home at 105 Randolph Drive, features a wide foyer leading to an open family room with cathedral ceiling and gas fireplace. The area includes wide-plank oak hardwood flooring.
A master suite at one end of the home features a large walk-in closet and spacious bath. Two additional bedrooms and a second full bath are on the opposite end.
The home also has a dining room and a covered rear porch.
At 1,875 square feet, it is priced at $319,900.
The second home, at 107 Farmington Lane, is a two-story with four bedrooms and two and a half baths. It includes a family room with gas fireplace, a formal dining area and a study, along with an expansive view of adjacent Masonic Village lands.
At 2,300 square feet, it is priced at $347,900.
The third home, a townhouse at 168 Randolph Drive, features a first-floor master suite, with a loft and two additional bedrooms on the second floor.
The home, an end unit, also has a maintenance-free deck with a scenic view of the walking trail and beyond. That view will not be obstructed by future development.
“It doesn’t get much nicer than that,” Gruber says.
At 1,615 square feet, the home is priced at $219,900.
Two center-unit townhomes are also available in StoneyBrook. Both are 1,874 square feet with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a large family room, kitchen/dining area and full daylight basement. Construction on the next four-unit building will begin in 30 to 60 days.
Many standard home features in StoneyBrook are considered upgrades in other communities, Gruber says. For single-family homes, they include 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops, a gas fireplace and a two-car garage with openers. Standard townhome features include 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops, a one-car garage with opener and a daylight basement that backs up to open space and the walking trail.
Single-family homes are essentially custom built, so there is no limited set of floor plans, Gruber says. Buyers can bring their own plans or use plans from another home in the community as a starting point. Townhomes follow a specific design, but interior modifications are possible.
Rohrer’s Construction is building all the single-family homes. Burkholder Builders of Ephrata is currently building the townhomes.
StoneyBrook has public sewer, water and natural gas. Homeowners association fees are $20 per month for single-family homes and cover maintenance of the open space and walking trails. The fee is $65 per month for townhomes and also includes lawn care and snow removal.
StoneyBrook is in the Elizabethtown Area School District.
In addition to the special open house hours this week, StoneyBrook is regularly open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
Directions from Lancaster: Take the Rheems/Elizabethtown exit off Route 283 West and turn left on Cloverleaf Drive. Turn right on Route 230, left on Route 743, right on Ridge Road, right on Farmington Lane, then left on Randolph Drive. The model home is at 82 Randolph Drive.