2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes- Sneak Peek, Info, and More!

2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes Details

The Central PA Parade of Homes will take place across Lancaster County, PA from June 15 to June 23, 2013.

About the Lancaster Parade of Homes:

What: The 2013 Central PA Parade of Homes
(also known as the Lancaster Parade of Homes)

Where: Across Lancaster PA

When: June 15 to June 23, 2013

Hours: Weekdays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Weekends 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit all five of Charter’s model homes- open during the 2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes. All five models located in East Hempfield Township, Elizabethtown, Strasburg, Mount Joy & West Lampeter Township  are open during the parade. Each one has its own unique style and design put together by our award-winning interior design team.

New for 2013. Millcreek Carriage Home


A peek into the Edmond owner’s retreat.

The Edmond Carriage home design is a timeless classic. The design seamlessly transitions between formal and informal spaces. The owner’s retreat is on the first floor, with that in mind the home was designed to provide extra privacy between the retreat and the rest of the living area.

Our top 3 picks:

The kitchen – It’s sophisticated! The square raised panel maple cabinets, granite, and hardwood floors perfectly compliment each other.

The wall of windows – Millcreek is known for its breathtaking beauty. The wall of windows highlights this, bringing nature and all of its natural light inside the home.

The owner’s retreat –  You will feel relaxed as soon as you enter the space. It’s full of light, with soft details and colors.

New for 2013. Florin Hill


Florin Hill offers a walkable neighborhood experience like no other.

The Belmont could be described as the classic American home with the hand crafted details only found in a Charter home. From the outside veranda, the homeowner can enjoy beautiful streetscapes and country views. Step inside and feel comfortable right away. It’s designed to make you feel welcomed, relaxed and well at home. Step inside, you feel it right?

Our Top 3 Picks!

The Kitchen – The granite counters, the grand pantry, and workable space for prep, cooking and entertaining. Oh, and while you are in there…

The Buffett Island – It’s the center of the home, and the design team created an oversized island large enough to serve food and provide seating at the same time.

Hand Crafted Details – The woodwork in this home is remarkable. The tray ceiling, the crown molding finished with chair rail, and our new favorite place to relax, the window seat.

Previous Award Winners!



Peek into the Wellesley kitchen with two islands!

Our Wellesley home design, featured at the Veranda Model Home, swept the Lancaster Parade of Homes in 2011 – and the recognition didn’t stop there! The Wellesley was selected by the National Association of Home Builders’ Design Committee to receive the 2011 Best in American Living Gold Award. This award recognizes the Wellesley as the best new single family home design of the year – simply the best in American living.

Our Top 3 picks

Double Island in the Kitchen – It is the entertainer’s dreams come true. Separate spaces for prep and for serving and dining.

Conservatory – A perfect place for relaxing with friends, listening to music or reading a book. You’ll feel like your outside, in the comfort of your own home.

Owner’s Retreat bathroom –  There are few words to describe this space. Maybe just one, wow.

Bishop Woods


Natural light is a design principle incorporated into every Charter home.

Overflowing with curb-appeal from the naturally beautiful landscape of the neighborhood and the exquisite architectural styling of the exterior, the Cranston model is a standout. The model is set on a tranquil one-acre wooded homesite with so many windows providing so many beautiful views.

Our top 3 picks

Arched ceiling and wall of windows in the Great Room – The combination of both details gives the homeowner an appreciation of what it is like to live on a one acre wooded homesite.

Game Room – If one family room is just not enough, the game room is your solution. This private, second floor space is a perfect place to relax out of sight from visitors.

Mudroom – It is the perfect place to transition from outside to inside. Come on in, drop your bags and enjoy your uncluttered home.

Heritage Strasburg


See the stunning model and available homesites that sit on the park.

The Hartman home design is the most popular one in the portfolio of designs for this exclusive 55+ neighborhood. The home first debut and won accolades during the 2012 Lancaster Parade of Homes. The home is perched along the one of the neighborhoods preserved open spaces and features new choices in exterior elevations.

Our Top 3 Picks!

The front formal space – A formal sitting area or a formal dining area- you decide! And it is large enough to accommodate both if you cannot.

The Owners Retreat – Located away from the main living space, with a luxurious spa bathroom, this space features enough space to pamper and relax.

The upstairs flexible space – Everything you need is on the first floor; upstairs is for what you want. Perhaps you want an extra bedroom for guest, a craft room, a sewing room, or a place to safely store your favorite collectables.

Call our Online Concierge, Kathryn at 800-325-3030 for more information,  to schedule a private tour or click here for directions.