Six houses in Lebanon County of varying sizes, styles and price points will be included in the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County’s first Virtual Parade of Homes event, kicking off Oct. 24.

The Lancaster/Lebanon Parade will utilize 3D technology to offer a room-by-room, close-up view of each residence.

Eighteen single-family homes, townhouses and remodeling projects, starting at $251,990, will be on display. The event, sponsored by Fulton Bank and UGI Utilities, showcases more than $10 million in new home construction and remodeling.

Detailed information on all the entries will be available Oct. 24 at Parade of Homes guidebooks with that information were mailed to over 100,000 Lancaster and Lebanon County households this month.

Ephrata’s Garman Builders has five houses in the Parade, two of which are in Lebanon County.

Jordan Cassidy, director of marketing, said business is brisk right now. “It’s all positive at the moment.”

Garman Builders also is increasing its presence in Lebanon County, she said.

One of its two Parade homes there is a $251,990 townhouse at 58 Beach Tree Court in South Annville Township, in the Mayapple Woods development.

The three-bedroom, 2.5-bedroom house comes with a one-car garage and features an owner’s suite with a walk-in closet in the bedroom and cultured marble double-bowl vanities in the bathroom.

That particular house, measuring 1,940 square feet, is sold, Cassidy said, but the floor plan is popular among first-time buyers and downsizers.

Garman Builders’ second Lebanon County Parade house is a 2,141-square-foot rancher with three bedrooms, two full baths and a two-car garage.

Still for sale, it’s listed at $427,990 and is at 1548 Cambridge Drive in South Lebanon Township. The home, in the Strathford Meadows development, includes a sunroom off the breakfast and family room area, quartz kitchen countertops and a stone surround fireplace.

“It’s a cute house,” Cassidy said.

Manheim builder Wiegand Inc. is showcasing a spec house in the Parade that’s already drawn some rave reviews, according to president and owner Fred Wiegand.

The home—on a 2.77-acre wooded lot at 253 Sheep Hill Road in Heidelberg Township—is a modern mountain style that he’s trying to introduce to Lancaster and Lebanon counties, he said.

This type of house is more common in the West and in Mountain States like Colorado, and Idaho, Wiegand said. A two-story listed at $838,500, it’s more than 2,900 square feet, with a first-floor master suite, 3.5 baths total and the potential for a fourth bedroom.

People have remarked on the exterior color combinations, including teak and HardiePlank, as well as the mahogany doors and black metal roof, he said.

Wiegand also pointed out the indoor/outdoor living space, with a bar area that opens out from the kitchen to the Brazilian teak deck.

With strings of lights, “it’s really pretty at night,” he said.

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Paula Wolf worked for 31 years as a general assignment reporter, sports columnist, and editorial writer for LNP Media. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, she is a lifetime resident of Lancaster County.


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