Hearthstone Offers Five Single-Family Models

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Ellicott City in Howard County, Md., has long attracted visitors to its charming streets, unusual shops, antiques stores and restaurants.

Ryan Homes is building an active-adult community in Ellicott City where buyers must be 55 or older. Known as Hearthstone at Ellicott Meadows, this community will include single-family homes with first-floor master suites, along with an array of recreational amenities.

The community clubhouse, now under construction, will include a party area with a fireplace, a caterer's kitchen, an exercise facility, a computer lab, and men's and women's locker rooms. Outside, a patio will provide a pleasant location for socializing in fine weather, and owners can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a boccie court and walking trails.

Base-priced from $516,990 to $571,990, the five single-family-home models are part of the Ryan Classics collection, which include 2,598 to 3,674 finished square feet. Each home will include a brick front and brick water table, a low-maintenance Trex deck with vinyl-wrapped rails, 6-inch beaded vinyl siding, a brick paving stone front walk, professional landscaping, custom-paneled shutters and doors, and a two-car garage.

Inside, each of the five models has two bedrooms and two or three full baths, with the option of expanding the living space on a second floor or finished lower level.

Each home features hardwood flooring in the foyer, crown and chair-rail moldings, cased window openings, six-panel doors, 9-foot ceilings on the main level, a first-floor laundry room, 42-inch cabinets in the kitchen with a choice of a ceramic-top or gas range, gas hot water, and natural gas heat.

Buyers can customize their homes with a variety of front elevations; upgraded appliances; ceramic-tile or hardwood flooring; a master bath; bay windows; a gas fireplace; a study or home office on the upper level; a finished lower level with a recreation room, bath and recessed lighting; and a security system. …