Shipley's Retreat

New Homes

October 19, 1997

More than 100 prospective homebuyers have toured the Benfield since Winchester Homes opened the model two weeks ago at Shipley's Retreat in Millersville, where the firm is building 11 traditional floor plans on quarter-acre to half-acre lots.

Gas heat, cooking and hot water, 9-foot first-floor ceilings, a gas fireplace and unfinished basements are standard features in the Anne Arundel County development. Homes of more than 3,000 square feet also come with two-zone heat.

The Benfield is a 3,140-square-foot home with a beginning price of $320,990. At the front there are a double garage, 12-by-12-foot study, two-story foyer with guest closet, laundry and powder rooms and 12-by-14-foot living room opening to a small covered porch.

Across the rear are a 19-by-15-foot family room, back staircase, 9-by-12-foot breakfast area, 12-by-14-foot dining room and 12-by-18-foot kitchen with cook island and walk-in pantry.

The Browning has 3,369 square feet and a starting price of $320,990. A 12-by-15-foot living room and 13-by-13-foot dining room flank the two-story foyer.

Also on the first floor are a two-car garage, 12-by-10-foot study, 14-by-14-foot kitchen with cook island and pantry, 12-by-14-foot breakfast area, guest closet, powder room, butler's pantry, rear staircase and 15-by-22-foot family room with a gas fireplace.

The model is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Take Interstate 97 south to Severna Park/Benfield Road (Exit 10), left on Veterans Highway and left on Menteth Point Drive.

Builder: Winchester Homes.

Phone number: 410-451-5548.

Developer: Winchester Homes.

Base price: $268,990 to $326,990.

Style: Traditional.

Number of homes: 75.

Square-footage: 2,500 to 3,369.

Options: Hardwood flooring, rear sun room ($28,500), built-in bookcases in library ($4,500), basement recreation room ($7,500 to $10,000), hardwood stairs with carpet runner ($2,000 to $2,500).

Pub Date: 10/19/97

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