At Millpond home, little details make big impression

Manheim Twp. property has lots of character and living space inside and out

With over 6,200 square feet of living space, there’s plenty to love about the grand two-story home at 396 Millpond Drive in Manheim Township’s Millpond development.
But what makes this home so special is its attention to small details that add character, whether it’s a stained-glass window featuring a blooming iris in the front-facing laundry room or an egress window cleverly placed in a cozy upstairs office where it can overlook the two-story family room below.
Inside and out, the home offers pleasures big and small — and now they are all available to a new owner.
Listing agent for the home is Anne Lusk of Lusk & Associates-Sotheby’s International Realty. She will be hosting an open house at the home Sunday, March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.
It may not seem like it, but spring is only a few days away, making it the perfect time to explore this home conveniently located between Fruitville Pike and Route 501.
Low, stacked-stone walls and slate walkways invite one to spend time enjoying this nearly one acre property.
“In the spring this yard is just gorgeous,” the owner says, noting its wide variety of trees, including an orange tree and a yellow magnolia. “There’s so much in bloom.”
With its stucco exterior, variegated roof line, solid wood front door and keystone-accented window mantels, the home exudes a character outside that carries through to the inside, where varying ceiling angles and heights add plenty of visual interest.
The heart of the home is its spacious kitchen, featuring antique white cabinetry, a built-in sub-zero refrigerator, double wall oven and farmhouse sink. A large, multi-level island with marble-tile countertop includes storage space, a breakfast bar and its own decorative mosaic sink.
A breakfast area and cozy seating area, lined by a wall of windows, make this a sunny and inviting spot.
Off the kitchen, a charming garden room with its own farmhouse sink, counter space and built-in cabinetry offers access to a side patio.
The two-story great room with gas fireplace is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. And thanks to a double set of French doors, you can easily take the party outside to the rear patio, where a custom roof with ceiling fan and speakers provides plenty of shelter. A separate roof covers a built-in barbecue area with granite countertops.
With landscape lighting throughout, outdoor gatherings can linger long after dark.
Those seeking more solitude can relax on the patio any time of day, listening to music or the custom water feature. For even more private relaxation, a patio entrance off the first-floor master suite leads to an outdoor hot tub tucked behind a wooden fence and mature trees.
The master suite also includes two walk-in closets, and a bath with private water closet, tile shower, separate his-and-hers sinks, and a whirlpool soaking tub with stained-glass window to offer both light and privacy.
The second floor includes three additional bedrooms — one featuring a private bath and spacious walk-in closet with window seat, and the remaining two sharing a Jack-and-Jill bath with laundry chute.
The second-floor office has a built-in desk and bookshelves tucked beneath the eaves. An open landing with curved railing overlooks the great room below.
The home also has a formal dining room, walk-in pantry, mudroom with built-in coat rack and shelves, and laundry on the first floor, as well as a three-car garage with work bench.
More living space awaits in the finished basement, including a kitchenette with bar seating and a wine room complete with a filter to remove cigar smoke. There’s also a recreation room, full bath, an exercise room, two cedar closets and plenty of additional storage space.
The home is located in the Manheim Township School District. It is priced at $925,000.
For more information, call Anne Lusk at 717-291-9101 or 717-239-5555., or visit
Directions from Lancaster: From Route 501 North turn left on Buch Avenue, right on Weaver Road, then right on Millpond Drive. Home is on the right.