Cornerstone Homes is launching the next phase of its award-winning 55-plus community, Barley Woods - The Villas of Fredericksburg in Virginia.

As an Epcon Communities franchisee, Cornerstone Homes has been an exclusive builder of 55-plus communities for over 20 years, employing Epcon’s home designs and techniques. Epcon is one of the top builders of single-story active lifestyle communities in North America for over 30 years.

For Barley Woods, Cornerstone chose to develop its own plans and designs, applying years of expertise in active adult living gained from being a franchisee, as well as extensive market research to evaluate what 55+ buyers want in a new home and community. Barley Woods reflects Cornerstone’s philosophy that the key to a great community is having just the right balance of thoughtfully-designed homes along with community amenities and social activities.

The new plans at Barley Woods were designed by national architecture firm KTGY in Virginia. They include single-family detached and paired single-level homes, flexible indoor/outdoor living spaces, lower levels, attic storage, expandable great rooms, and unique flex spaces that can be personalized for each home buyer. The new plans received awards for "Best Active Adult Kitchen by General Public", "Best Active Adult Home by Realtors", and "Best Active Adult Home by the Judges of the POH" in the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association (FABA) Parade of Homes.

“We see our expansion into our own product as an opportunity to expand our offerings and capitalize on our knowledge and experience of having been a franchisee," said Roger Glover, owner of Cornerstone Homes. “We know what the 55+ demographic wants, so this is another way for us to strengthen our role as Central VA’s exclusive happier, healthier 55+ new home builder.”

Barley Woods, Fredericksburg's first boutique 55+ active adult living community, sports a clubhouse and pool, a winter fireplace and summer fire pits, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, and more unique amenities such as Cornerstone’s exclusive “Corner Patch Gardens”, and Boxwell Glade Park, a preserve with creek-side walking trails, an exercise trail, a dog park and an orchard.

Located in Fredericksburg, Barley Woods offers easy access to the Virginia Railway Express train station, shopping, dining, entertainment, and the Fredericksburg Historic District. It’s just minutes from I-95.

Founded in 1998 Cornerstone Homes exclusively builds active adult communities, constructing more than 2,000 homes. Cornerstone Homes is headquartered in Richmond, and is known for its commitment to quality, service, value and customer satisfaction.