Fairfax home offers modern living in a rural setting

May 02, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / For HomeSource

Located in the new Pheasant Run community of single-family homes just west of historic Waynesboro, Pa., the Fairfax home style will offer homeowners rural living with modern conveniences. The Fairfax offers 1,500 square feet of living space and 500 square feet of unfinished space.

Pheasant Run consists of 89 quarter-acre lots developed by Terra Land Company. Terra has teamed up with Mount Tabor Builders, a local custom home builder with a reputation of providing quality construction and commitment to customers. Buyers may choose from one of several new home designs or bring their own ideas or drawings. Terra has a designer who can turn a vision into a custom-built home.

Nearby Waynesboro provides welcome a contrast to the stress and crowded conditions of suburban city life. Located just north of the Maryland state line, Waynesboro is minutes away from major highways and a short commute to Hagerstown, Frederick or Gettysburg. The region is surrounded by beautiful mountains and landscape. Plenty of shopping, dining, and a variety of recreation, culture and entertainment are nearby.


The brick front, vinyl-sided split foyer Fairfax model is one of three home designs in Pheasant Run. Mt. Tabor Builders can also build a Cape Cod or ranch model.

Sturdy Berber carpets and vinyl flooring cover the floors of the well-built and attractive Fairfax. Double-hung, tilt-out Andersen windows provide light and ease of cleaning.

The kitchen is furnished with stainless-steel appliances, a granite countertop, maple cabinets and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. An attractive chandelier hangs over the eating area. French doors lead to a deck area.

A full second bath is available off the hall leading to the bedrooms. Large closets are located in each of the large, well-lighted second bedrooms.

The new homeowner will appreciate the walk-in closet in the master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling. The master bath contains a soaking tub, separate shower and double-sink vanity.

A linen closet is conveniently located in the hall by the bedrooms.

The laundry room on the lower level is equipped with washer and dryer hook-ups and has room for shelving and storage for laundry supplies.

The mechanical room behind the two-car garage has additional room for storage.

An additional 500 square feet on the lower level can be finished as a family room, additional bedroom or office. A bathroom area is roughed in.

Because this home is USDA eligible, 100 percent financing is offered. Terra is offering 3.9 percent fixed financing for 30 years to qualified buyers. Terra will also pay the mortgage for six months if the owner is unable to pay due to job loss. Terra will also help with closing costs.

"We're going to help to get the homeowner in the house," says Mike Dropik of Terra.

A tax credit of up to $8,000 is now available for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence before Dec. 1, 2009. Unlike the tax credit enacted in 2008, the new credit does not have to be repaid.

Be sure to visit the open house at 5497 Tick Ridge Road May 2 and 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. each day. Contact Randy Wagner of Macintosh Realtors at 301-790-1700 ext. 5044, or

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