2012 Parade of Homes Winners
Lancaster/Lebanon Parade of Homes Winners Announced
Lancaster, PA (June 15, 2012) – The two most coveted local honors in home building were presented at the Lancaster/Lebanon Parade of Homes Gala Friday evening, held at the Inn at Leola Village. This annual Gala officially kicks off the Parade of Homes, recognizing all entries and announcing the winning homes. Over 200 people were in attendance.
Sponsored exclusively by Fulton Bank, the Lancaster/Lebanon Parade of Homes is a free public event presented by the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County (BIA).
The 2012 Parade of Homes Lancaster County Fulton Award was presented to EGStoltzfus Homes for their entry located at 909 Greenside Drive, Lititz (Home #28). This unique custom-built estate features:
Judges who visited this home were struck by its beautiful blend of materials, architecture, and setting, calling it "a gem seated in the middle of Lancaster County." Claiming it is a "must-see," they raved about the amazing pool area with hot tub, seating area with fireplace, and the brilliant basement with wine cellar and theatre.
- One-of-a-kind custom architecture inspired by Napa Valley vineyard region
- In-ground pool, hot tub, covered patio with fireplace and brick pizza oven create an extreme outdoor living area
- Lower-level wine cave with private entrance features tasting room, kitchen, dining room and bar/lounge area
- Pool cabana complete with bath, kitchen, bar and built-in grilling area featuring concrete countertops
- Faux-textured painting by local craftsman to create Old World feel
- Master bath boasting a walk-in shower with private his and her vanity areas
- Custom cabinetry and built-in fireplace mantels uniquely designed and crafted
- Comprehensive use of home automation by Wired Home Automation Services, a division of Haller Enterprises
- Select use of reclaimed doors, gates and rustic barn beams complement the architectural styling
- 4-car garage highlighted by porte-cochere to courtyard with view of golf course
The 2012 Lebanon County Fulton Award was presented to Keystone Custom Homes for their entry at 208 Parliament Drive, Annville (Home #42). The four-bedroom, two and a half bath home touts:
The judges most appreciated the flooring, design, and general flow of the home, also commenting on the enviable appliances featured.
- Open foyer leading to formal dining room and private study
- Bright, spacious family room featuring expansive windows, cozy gas fireplace and is open to kitchen/breakfast area, making it perfect for entertaining
- Classic kitchen including stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet storage and large island for additional work space and seating
- Second-floor owner's suite providing large walk-in closet and Venetian bath, including walk-in tile shower with bench seat overlooking soaking tub and expanded double vanity
- Second-floor laundry
- Two-car garage, mudroom, 12' x 16' patio and 20-year structural warranty
- Convenient location just minutes from the sweet smells of Hershey
The Parade of Homes entries were separated into 15 divisions according to the price, type, and location of the homes. Along with the Fulton Awards, one home in each division earned a "Best in Show" Award, with additional awards for "Best" in: Exterior, Interior, Bath, Kitchen, Decorating, and Landscaping. The entries were judged on June 11 and 12 by home building experts and professionals from outside the area, using a numerical scoring system.
"Best of Show" winners in each Division are:
- Single Family, Lancaster County, Division 1
Lancaster Home Builders, 38 Waterfowl Way, Elizabethtown (Entry #1)
- Single Family, Lancaster County, Division 2
Garman Builders, Inc., 12 Summerlyn Drive, Ephrata (Entry #5)
- Single Family, Lancaster County, Division 3
Landmark Homes, 321 Liberty Street, Ephrata (Entry #9)
- Single Family, Lancaster County, Division 4
Garman Builders, Inc., 2239 Porter Way, Lancaster (Entry #16)
- Single Family, Lancaster County, Division 5
Hogan & Herr, 304 Bowyer Lane, Lititz (Entry #20)
- Single Family, Lancaster County, Division 6
Hogan & Herr, 2536 Starbrush Drive, East Petersburg (Entry #23)
- Single Family, Lancaster County, Division 7
Jon Warner Homes, 2782 Southwick Drive, Lancaster (Entry #24)
- Single Family, Lancaster County, Division 8
EGStoltzfus Homes, 909 Greenside Drive, Lititz (Entry #28)
- Single Family, Lebanon County, Division 1
Keystone Custom Homes, 208 Parliament Drive, Annville (Entry #42)
- Single Family, Lebanon County, Division 2
Garman Builders, Inc., 828 Hartman Lane, Lebanon (Entry #46)
- Townhomes, Lancaster County, Division 1
Lancaster Home Builders, 103 Gentlemens Way, Lancaster (Entry #29)
- Townhomes, Lancaster County, Division 2
Garman Builders, Inc., 178 Fieldcrest Lane, Ephrata (Entry #32)
- Townhomes, Lancaster County, Division 3
Rockford Homes, 1287 Tumblestone Drive, Mount Joy (Entry #34)
- Townhomes, Lancaster County, Division 4
Larry C. Dombach, Inc., 1341 Fieldstone Drive, Mount Joy (Entry #35)
- Townhomes, Lancaster County, Division 5
Hogan & Herr, 2587 Camas Lane, East Petersburg (Entry #37)
The 2012 Parade of Homes showcases over $9 million in the finest new home construction in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, incorporating the latest in design, decorating and trends. Featured trends include:
Each of these trends is assigned an icon which appears with the home's listing in the guidebook and on the website to help the public find the features they are looking for.
- Green Living
- First Floor Living
- Easy Living Communities
- Exceptional Outdoor Living
Other enticing amenities in select homes include:
- A range of architectural and trim styles, including craftsman, cottage, arts and crafts, shaker, old world, and more.
- Luxurious baths with soaking tubs, exquisite tile designs, mammoth walk-in showers, and his-and-hers areas.
- Gourmet, spacious kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances and enviable entertaining features.
- An array of unique fireplaces from the great room to the sun room to the master suite.
- Inviting wrap-around porches and striking entrances and foyers.
- Plenty of home automation and theater technology for the gadget-enthusiast.
- Appealing patios and balconies for outdoor fun and relaxation.
- Convenience features throughout the homes, from thoughtfully-designed laundry areas to well-placed nooks, studies, and more.
- A wide spectrum of flooring, trims, tile designs, wall coverings, and more.
- Many homes boasting incredible views of the Lancaster County countryside.
- Surroundings to suit all lifestyles, including artfully planned communities that feature walking trails, gazebos, athletic fields, clubhouses, picnic areas, and pools.
A description of each home and a map of home locations can be found in the 2012 Parade of Homes Guidebook or on the Parade of Homes website (www.CentralPAParadeofHomes.com). Guidebooks are available at area Fulton Bank locations, the BIA office (204 Butler Avenue, Lancaster), or at any Parade home. This free event runs June 16-24. All Parade homes are open weekdays 5-8 p.m. and weekends 12-6 p.m.
Last year, there were over 33,000 visits to the homes on Parade, making this one of the largest public events in the county. The Parade of Homes offers the opportunity to tour new homes located throughout Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. At no other time are so many beautiful furnished homes available for public viewing, allowing a unique and inspiring experience for all who visit the entries. Attendees will be able to garner ideas for building, remodeling, or decorating their own home and meet with local realtors and builders who can help make owning their dream home a reality.
For a complete listing of the 2012 Parade of Homes Winners in all categories, click here.
The Building Industry Association of Lancaster County is a non-profit trade organization representing companies that do business in the residential construction industry. Our mission is to promote our member companies while advocating for a fair market business environment that meets the housing & building needs of Lancaster County.