Stonehenge property an oasis inside and out

9,000-square-foot home on 6 private acres offers a retreat for any season

With summer just around the corner, thoughts are turning to outdoor fun — swimming in the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, playing tennis and soaking in some beautiful sunsets.

What may sound like a stay at the perfect resort is actually the perfect resort-style home, now for sale in the prestigious Stonehenge community in Manheim Township.

Listing agent for the home, at 555 Stonehenge Drive, Lititz, is Anne M. Lusk of Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sitting on six breathtaking acres, with plenty of trees for privacy and a creek bordering the rear on one side, the property offers a secluded haven that belies its convenient location just minutes from shopping, dining and major travel routes.

For the warmer months, the entirely fenced-in yard boasts a luxurious in-ground pool, hot tub and spacious patio. There’s also a pool house with full bath and kitchenette.

The private, fenced-in tennis court has lighting so you can enjoy a game any time of the day or night, and a large gazebo that offers welcome shade when you’re ready to get out of the sun.

The property also includes a stall barn and plenty of space for equestrian activities.

“The outdoor living space is like an oasis,” the current owner says, noting it’s perfect for barbecues with family or friends, or simply enjoying time with the family dogs as they play in the fully fenced yard. “The cooler months offer a peaceful, serene setting with mature landscaping full of changing colors, and when it snows it looks picturesque.”

No matter what the season, the entire backyard area offers a perfect view of the sunset.

Of course, 555 Stonehenge Drive is more than simply an outdoor oasis. With more than 9,000 square feet of living space — including five bedrooms, eight full baths and two half baths — the main home is an indoor oasis, too.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with stainless steel appliances including a subzero fridge, double wall oven, gas cooktop and beverage fridge; granite countertops and a distinct tile backsplash; endless cabinets and a full walk-in pantry. Plus, there’s plenty of room for multiple cooks.

“The kitchen is very inviting and has a nice flow,” says the owner, noting it is probably her favorite room in the house.

A large island with ample seating, a TV, and a built-in bench seat with table for intimate dinners and conversation make the kitchen a popular gathering place. The kitchen also offers a beautiful view of the courtyard to watch wildlife and easy access to the open patio in the rear.

Another welcome gathering spot is the charmingly designed living room, featuring a gas fireplace with intricate mantel, crown molding, a chair rail and access to the side patio. A wet bar with wine fridge, built-ins and recessed lighting is conveniently located off the living room.

Also on the main floor, a sunroom offers access to the pool and patio area.

Upstairs, the owner’s suite is its own private haven, with a tall cathedral ceiling, relaxing sitting area, spacious walk-in closets and two full private baths, including one with a large steam shower. There are four additional bedrooms on the second floor, three of which have access to their own full baths.

The lower level is perfect for a game or media room, with tile flooring, a half bath and two sets of stairs — one leading to the main floor office area and one to the foyer.

The home also includes an attached four-car garage, a Kohler generator, reverse osmosis system and water softener.

The current owners did some extensive remodeling over the past two decades, including the pool/patio renovation, an expansion of the master suite and the family room/sunroom, a kitchen remodel and the refinished basement. They also installed Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring.

“We have enjoyed making some wonderful changes to the house,” the owner says.

Located in the Manheim Township School District, 555 Stonehenge Drive is priced at $1,574,900.

The property will be shown by appointment to preapproved buyers. Call Anne Lusk at 717-271-9339. For more information, visit www.AnneLusk.com.

Directions from Lancaster: Travel north on Fruitville Pike. Turn right on Stonehenge Drive. Home is on the left.