Sweetbriar Creek model could be your new home

Quick move-in home with designer touches among remaining opportunities to join this Keystone Custom Homes community between Manheim and Lititz

Model homes are built to impress, showcasing many of the design options and upgrades available to homebuyers, from gas fireplaces and hardwood floors to luxurious baths and granite countertops.
The chance to own a designer model doesn’t come along very often, but Keystone Custom Homes is now offering that opportunity to buyers in Sweetbriar Creek, between Lititz and Manheim.
Sweetbriar Creek is a community-oriented neighborhood surrounded by scenic farmland and conveniently located between Route 72 and Fruitville Pike.
Now in its final phase, the neighborhood has limited home sites available for both walkout and daylight basements. But for those who want to start their summer in a new home, they can do it in style with the designer model at 6001 Bayberry Ave.
The home, a Windsor Heritage with a Craftsman-style exterior, offers many amenities.
The home includes the classic kitchen package, featuring a 5-foot island with pendant lighting, Corian countertops, pantry, maple cabinets and breakfast nook. The kitchen opens into a cozy family room with gas fireplace.
The first floor also includes a formal dining room with hardwood flooring, a study with French doors and a powder room.
Homeowners will want to pamper themselves in the second-floor owner’s suite — a spacious bedroom with a luxurious adjacent Venetian bath complete with soaking tub, 5-by-5-foot rainfall shower, his-and-hers vanities, tile flooring and plenty of storage. The bath opens into a roomy walk-in closet.
The second floor also includes three additional bedrooms, a main bath with dual vanity, and the laundry.
The Windsor is priced at $329,990.
Keystone is currently building a new model home in Sweetbriar Creek in its popular Ethan floor plan. That home will be an entry in this year’s Parade of Homes in June.
Sweetbriar Creek will have a total of 194 homes when complete.
For those who want to build their own home, Keystone offers 16 three-and four-bedroom floor plans in the community, a number of them with popular first-floor owner’s suites.
Lot sizes range from one-fifth to one-third acre, and many back up to wooded areas or farmland.
The neighborhood includes 30 acres of green space, featuring soccer and baseball fields, basketball and beach volleyball courts, a playground, tot lot and pavilion with public restrooms.
Walking and jogging trails and a natural wooded preserve offer additional recreation opportunities.
Some homes in Sweetbriar Creek may be eligible for USDA loan financing with 100 percent financing or zero down payment options. Prices start in the $240s.
Sweetbriar Creek is in the Manheim Central School District. The model home is open noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Directions from Lancaster: Travel north on Fruitville Pike. Turn left on Bucknoll Road, two miles past Bent Creek Country Club. Turn right into community on Bayberry Avenue. Model home is at 6001 Bayberry Ave.