Keystone offers added incentive to build now

Free upgrades valued at $28,000 available for limited time in most communities – including Marietta’s Castleton, where few home sites remain

Imagine fending off winter’s chill by curling up with a cup of hot cocoa in front of a cozy Kennedy gas fireplace.
Or melting away the day’s stress in the soaking tub of a luxurious Venetian bath.
Or preparing meals in a spacious classic kitchen that doubles as the perfect gathering spot for friends and family.
Now imagine getting all that for free in a new Keystone Custom Home.
Now through Feb. 29, Keystone is offering new homebuyers three of its most popular upgrades — the classic kitchen, Kennedy fireplace and Venetian bath — for free as part of its Leap Year Savings Event.
That’s a total retail value of $28,000.
So if being cooped up indoors this winter has you longing for the home of your dreams, now is the perfect time to buy.
Keystone Custom Homes has communities across Lancaster County and beyond — places where you can not only own a beautiful new home, but also feel part of a neighborhood.
One such place is Castleton in Marietta.
This Traditional Neighborhood Community is a throwback to simpler times. No two homes are alike, and all come with porches, architectural shingles and shutters or wide-trim that exude a small-town charm.
The community itself, a mix of 187 single-family homes and 44 townhomes, is designed with that small-town feel.
Castleton has three parks (including two with playgrounds), walking trails, a clubhouse with pool, a gym, and its own pizza shop and Subway that deliver within the community.
There are also community gatherings, such as the annual Easter egg hunt, and a community barbecue, sponsored by Keystone, that will take place later this spring or summer.
There are only a handful of home sites available, so time is running out to become a part of this friendly community.
Buyers have four floor plans to choose from, ranging in size from 1,790 to 2,594 square feet, so it’s easy to find the perfect home to suit your needs.
And don’t forget those free extras.
The private Venetian bath, part of the luxurious owner’s suite, includes the soaker tub, walk-in tile shower and double-bowl vanity.
The classic kitchen includes the Landen cabinet style, small crown molding, tilt-out soap trays, drawer bank, staggered kitchen cabinets, garbage disposal, ice maker, recessed lights and appliance upgrades.
With its traditional look, the Kennedy fireplace is the perfect complement to any family room. It includes a glass front and a beautiful mantel perfect for displaying family photos and other mementos.
For those who don’t have the time or desire to build, Castleton has a quick move-in option available: a Franklin Heritage at 111 Basil St.
Although it doesn’t qualify for the leap year promotion, this former designer model home comes with its own set of upgrades.
The charming two-story features an inviting front porch and detached two-car garage.
The first floor includes a study with French doors opening to the upgraded wrap-around porch.
At the rear of the house, a sunny kitchen/dining area with bay windows overlooks the family room. A 9-foot sliding glass door leads to the landscaped patio under the shade of a pergola.
The first floor also includes a laundry, powder room and coat closet.
Upstairs, three bedrooms each come with their own walk-in closet. The owner’s suite has its own full bath with tile shower and body spray system. The remaining bedrooms share a second full bath.
The Franklin is priced at $259,912.
Castleton is in the Donegal School District. Open house hours are noon to 6 p.m. today, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Route 30 to Route 441/Columbia exit. Turn right off the exit and travel 2 1/2 miles. Turn right on Ore Mine Road, then right into the community on Honeysuckle Drive. The model home is on the right.
For more information about the Leap Year Savings Event, visit any Keystone Custom Homes community. Information while deemed accurate is subject to change without notice. The promotion is valid from Feb. 16, 2016, through midnight Feb. 29, 2016. Buyer must purchase $20,000 in options to be eligible for this promotion. The promotion is not available in Keystone’s Sadsbury Park community in Chester County.