Keystone on Parade: 3 homes in 3 communities

Explore Worthington, Sweetbriar Creek and Stoudtburg Village on annual tour

The Parade of Homes is a showcase of variety, in both home design and lifestyle. Keystone Custom Homes embodies that variety in its entries for this year’s tour, offering not only three distinctly different homes, but also three distinctly different places to call home.
Keystone’s popular Manchester floor plan is the foundation for its entry at 562 Brookshire Drive in Worthington at Township Square.
The smart-growth community straddling Route 272 in Manheim Township features a mix of residential, retail/restaurant and recreational space.
“This community is perfectly located in the heart of Manheim Township,” says Ben Rutt, Director of Marketing for Keystone Custom Homes. “In addition to its own retail and restaurant offerings, Worthington is mere minutes away from downtown Lancaster and many other retail and recreational opportunities.”
The Manchester, the community’s designer model home, is designed in the European-inspired English Cottage elevation, with board-and-batten siding and shutters and decorative stone archways.
The spacious foyer features a shiplap ceiling, globe-pendant lighting, and 5-foot-high ornamental trim and molding that flows seamlessly into the formal dining room.
The garden kitchen, a new design feature, includes floor-to-ceiling cabinetry with down-lit glass fronts, honed-leather granite countertops, a mosaic-tile backsplash, butler’s pantry and an oversized designer island. There is also a sunny breakfast area with walk-out bay window.
An all-season sitting room leads to a spacious wood panel-covered patio featuring a two-sided fireplace shared with the two-story great room.
Upstairs, the 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, comfort-height double-bowl vanity and granite countertops. There is also a large walk-in closet with deluxe shelving.
The upstairs includes three additional bedrooms — two with walk-in closets — a family bath and laundry.
If that is not enticing enough, the 3,300-square-foot home also showcases a beautifully finished basement with a made-for-entertaining kitchenette and full bath.
With new, more expansive and private home sites coming up for pre-sale shortly, you owe it to yourself to stop in and experience this one-of-a-kind community.
Keystone’s second Parade of Homes entry is located on the outskirts of Manheim in Sweetbriar Creek, a quiet neighborhood of single-family homes surrounded by scenic farmland. The community’s 30 acres of green space includes ballfields, playgrounds and walking trails.
The Parade home, at 6194 Bayberry Ave., features Keystone’s brand-new Covington Vintage floor plan, with four bedrooms, two-and-half baths and a total of 3,496 square feet of living space above grade.
The home features a bright and open kitchen with Shaker-style cabinets, breakfast area and huge walk-in pantry. The first floor also has a private study, a formal dining room with 5-foot wainscoting and coffered ceiling, a cozy family room with Kennedy gas fireplace, and a mudroom space with bench and coat pegs.
The second floor features an owner’s suite with private Venetian bath package, including a walk-in tile shower, soaker tub and two vanities. The second floor also has three additional bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet, a second full bath and laundry room.
The home has a partially finished basement and a large deck, perfect for entertaining.
Keystone’s third entry, in Adamstown’s Stoudtburg Village, offers a setting like no other. Designed to mirror the charm of an Old World German village, the mixed-use community is the brainchild of Ed and Carol Stoudt, owners of the nearby brewery, restaurant, antiques mall and market.
Inspired by the town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany, Stoudtburg Village currently includes 65 homes, a restaurant, green space, a large pond full of colorful koi and cat fish, walking paths and unique shops.
Keystone is now building the remaining homes in the community, include the recently completed Greta Vintage at 10 Bittendorf Way, Reinholds.
Like all homes in Stoudtburg Village, the Greta has a Bavarian-inspired exterior, with a mix of vertical siding and half-timber accents.
At over 2,000 square feet, the Greta model has three bedrooms, including a first-floor owner’s suite with cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet, and private bath with tile shower and double-bowl vanity.
The bright and open eat-in kitchen features a half-wall multi-level granite countertop with bar seating, stainless steel appliances and a double-door pantry.
The first floor also has a spacious family room with gas fireplace, a half bath and hardwood floors throughout. The dining area opens to a large backyard patio perfect for entertaining.
Upstairs, the Greta has two additional bedrooms, each with walk-in closets, a full bath, and a large loft area that can serve a multitude of uses, such as an additional family room.
Like all homes in the village, the Greta has a rear-load garage.
“With new single-family homes starting from the $170s, Stoudtburg Village is an incredible value,” Rutt says.
Visit all three homes on the Parade of Homes tour June 17-25. Parade hours are 5 to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. For a complete list of regular open house hours at each home, visit