Keystone’s Manheim Township community to begin newest phase in 2017
Straddling Oregon Pike just north of Lancaster city, Worthington at Township Square has grown into an established community over the last few years, with its mix of residential, retail and recreational space.
If you’ve never visited this Keystone Custom Homes smart-growth community, there are plenty of reasons to check it out now:
A new model home. New design enhancements. New floor plans. New businesses. And a new phase.
The new model and the new design enhancements go hand in hand.
“We’re showcasing many of the new features that potential homeowners can replicate in their homes,” says Lancaster Sales Manager Mike Klaips.
The designer model, at 562 Brookshire Drive, on the east side of Route 272, features Keystone’s popular Manchester floor plan with a new English Cottage elevation.
The Manchester exudes a rustic sophistication evident as soon as you walk through the 8-foot arched entry into the foyer, with its shiplap ceiling and sliding barn door entry to the mudroom.
The home also features a bright and spacious garden kitchen, another enhanced design option from Keystone. The kitchen includes a large decorative island, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry with down-lit glass fronts, honed-leather granite countertops and an elegant butler’s pantry.
Thanks to the Manchester’s open floor plan, the kitchen overlooks a sunny breakfast area with walk-out bay window, a new sunroom addition with shiplap accent walls, and a grand two-story family room.
A double-sided, see-through fireplace, another newly showcased design feature, allows you to enjoy its cozy warmth, whether you’re relaxing in the family room or out on the stamped-concrete covered porch.
The first floor also includes an office with built-in shelving, a dining room accented with 5-foot-high wainscoting and a walk-out bay window, wide-plank hardwood flooring, and a built-in decorative bench with coat pegs in the mudroom.
Upstairs, the spacious owner’s suite features a double-door entry, triple-transom window and shiplap wall. French doors lead to a luxurious Venetian bath with freestanding tub, tile shower with full body spray system, private water closet, as well as a comfort-height double-bowl vanity featuring granite countertops. An enormous walk in closet with custom shelving completes this amazing owner’s retreat.
The upstairs includes three additional bedrooms — two with walk-in closets — a family bath and laundry.
With 3,314 square feet of living space, the Manchester has plenty of room for entertaining. But for those who need more, the home has one more surprise: a finished basement offering an additional 750 feet of living space that includes a full kitchenette and full bath, as well as orb pendant lighting and wainscoting. Plus, there’s still plenty of room for storage.
For those who are inspired by the Manchester model, there are currently two home sites remaining on the west side of Oregon Pike, which also features Worthington’s retail/commercial space, including the newly opened Gibraltar restaurant. Also coming to Worthington this fall are Sola Salon Studios, Eye Associates of Lancaster and the corporate office of Infinity Health.
The west side of the community features open space, fountains, grilling areas and trails that connect to the 70-acre Landis Woods.
For those who prefer to live on Worthington’s east side, which includes open park space, natural areas and a gazebo, there are currently five home sites from which to choose.
An additional 24 home sites will be available on the east side in early 2017, once the beginning of Worthington’s much-anticipated phase 2 opens, Klaips says. Some of those will be larger sites that back up to mature trees, while others will feature walk-out basements.
Buyers can choose from nine floor plans in Worthington, four of which have first-floor owner’s suites. That includes two new designer floor plans: the Winston and the Hartford.
“The new floor plans were created with unique architectural elements to add additional character to the growing community,” Klaips says. They include a Heritage elevation with Southern plantation-style first- and second-floor porches for the Winston and a Vintage elevation with hipped roof and stone archway for the Hartford.
Additional promotions will be offered on those seven remaining home sites in anticipation of the new phase, Klaips says.
For those looking for a quicker move, Worthington has three designer ready-now homes available:
The Cambridge Vintage at 41 Alderwood Way, on the east side of Oregon Pike, features three bedrooms and two and a half baths, a two-story family room with a stone-to-ceiling fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and first-floor owner’s suite with Venetian bath.
At 2,862 square feet, the home is priced at $379,912.
The Sienna Vintage at 566 Royer Drive, also on the east side of the community, features three bedrooms and two and a half baths, a front porch, composite deck, family room with Kennedy gas fireplace, study nook, and first-floor owner’s suite with Cascade bath. The walk-out basement and patio open up to incredible views of a natural area and stream.
At 1,870 square feet, the home is priced at $359,912.
A third home, in the new Hartford Vintage floor plan, is scheduled for completion Oct. 1 on the west side of Worthington. The home, at 412 Prescot St., will feature three bedrooms, two and a half baths and 2,725 square feet of living space. It is priced at $399,912.
Starting home prices in Worthington range from $310,038 to $343,680.
Worthington is located in the Manheim Township School District. The model home is open from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Oregon Pike north for one and a half miles. Turn right into community on Royer Drive, then right on Brookshire Drive. The model is on the left.