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Cornerstone Homes’ one-of-a-kind amenity mixes wellness with pleasure. The Corner Patch Gardens “Sow Much Fun” event announced for September 23 at Magnolia Lakes

Categories: News & Events | Posted: September 13, 2017


Chester, Virginia – August 23, 2017

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Dotti Houlihan

(804) 484-3242 X 221


Cornerstone Homes invites Active Adult homebuyers to experience its one-of-a-kind health and wellness amenity, The Corner Patch Gardens, on Saturday, September 23 at Magnolia Lakes in Chester, Virginia.

If you’re curious about the health and beauty benefits of your favorite plants and herbs, want to learn how to create your own year round patio garden, or just want a taste of the summer harvest, be sure to attend this Corner Patch Garden event at Magnolia Lakes. You’ll enjoy hands-on demonstrations, fresh-from-the-garden refreshments, and a chance to win door prizes in each model home.

With over 15 years of experience designing and building exclusively for Active Adults, Cornerstone Homes is leading the way in creating unique lifestyle communities where homeowners can enjoy more engaging, connected, and meaningful experiences.

“Our clubhouses will always be the social hubs of our communities,” said Roger Glover, owner of Cornerstone Homes. “But we’re also thinking beyond the clubhouse and creating unique health, wellness, and education amenities. Our homeowners want more than just leisure and low-maintenance living. They’re hungry to learn and grow and continually improve themselves. And, of course, have a lot of fun in the process. That’s the whole idea behind The Corner Patch Gardens which will be in all our communities moving forward.”

Cornerstone Homes is unveiling its first Corner Patch Garden at The Villas at Magnolia Lakes, where homeowners already enjoy an impressive array of amenities. The clubhouse, pool, and trails overlook a spectacular lake featuring a brand new boardwalk, covered pavilion, and canoe launch.

The Corner Patch Gardens are an exciting new addition at Magnolia Lakes, giving homeowners the chance to learn about the health and wellness benefits of the over 20 varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and vines that will flourish in the community.

A one-of-a-kind amenity available exclusively from Cornerstone Homes, The Corner Patch Gardens are professionally managed by an expert farmer and garden coach who will plant, maintain, grow, and harvest the garden each season, as well as host workshops, planting seminars, happy hours and harvest events all year long.

During the “Sow Much Fun” event on September 23 from 12 to 4 PM, our expert farmer will conduct three 20 minute sessions under the pergola to demonstrate the kinds of educational and social events The Corner Patch Gardens will host all year long. Every event will give homeowners the chance to socialize with friends and neighbors, while learning about health, beauty and wellness benefits of gardening at home.

For more information about the “Sow Much Fun” Event at Magnolia Lakes, and to be among the first to get a sneak peak at The Cove, with brand new single family detached home designs that will soon be introduced to Richmond, call 804-726-4310.

To get information and directions to the community, visit

Since 2001, Cornerstone Homes has exclusively focused on creating communities and homes for active adult homebuyers. During this time, Cornerstone Homes and its sister companies have successfully developed fifteen (15) active adult communities with over 1,400 homes in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Louisiana. Today, Cornerstone is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of an ever-growing active adult market in Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.

Cornerstone Homes invites 55+ homebuyers to live the “Sweet Life” at Barley Woods clubhouse event on September 16

Categories: News & Events | Posted: September 13, 2017







Fredericksburg, VA – September 12, 2017

For more information contact:

Dotti Houlihan

(804) 484-3242 X 221


Cornerstone Homes, Fredericksburg’s only builder creating homes and communities exclusively for 55+ homebuyers, will celebrate the “Sweet Life” at Barley Woods at a special clubhouse event on Saturday, September 16 from 1 to 4 pm.

“Our construction crews have been working through the summer and we’ve made huge progress on the community clubhouse and our first model homes,” said Roger Glover, owner of Cornerstone Homes. “This is a great opportunity for prospective homeowners to take a Dusty Boots Tour of the clubhouse. With walls up and a roof overhead, people can begin to see our unique mix of social, recreation, health, and wellness amenities now coming to life in Barley Woods.”

Scheduled to open soon, the clubhouse will feature a variety rooms and spaces designed for parties and happy hours, club meetings, games and hobbies, lounge areas, and reading nooks. It will also feature a fitness center with the latest strength training and cardio equipment, as well as areas for stretching, yoga and Pilates. Outside, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool surrounded by a sun deck, and a spacious outdoor lounge with grilling area. Surrounding it all will be a lush, landscaped lawn with pocket gardens and paths that lead to the homes and additional community amenities.


During the “Sweet Life” event on September 16, prospective homeowners will get a chance to learn all about Barley Woods’ truly maintenance-free lifestyle and unique concierge services to simplify the moving process.

Cornerstone Homes’ sales team will be on hand to showcase Barley Woods’ array of 7 highly flexible floor plans available in both attached and detached configurations. Each plan can be tailored with creative flex spaces, unique options, and low maintenance design features inside and out.

In addition, Cornerstone Homes’ trade partners will be at the “Sweet Life” event to provide information about specific design features and personalizing touches, including flooring, cabinetry, faucets, HVAC and more.

The festivities will also include refreshments, sweet treats, and special door prizes.

For more information about the “Sweet Life” event and 7 villa home designs now selling at Barley Woods from the $274,990, call 540.699.3009. For floor plans and directions to the community, visit

Since 2001, Cornerstone Homes has exclusively focused on creating communities and homes for active adult homebuyers. During this time, Cornerstone Homes and its sister companies have successfully developed fifteen (15) active adult communities with over 1,400 homes in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Louisiana. Today, Cornerstone is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of an ever-growing active adult market in Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.

Clubhouse Construction Begins at Barley Woods!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: June 23, 2017

Last month, our new Barley Woods community took its first steps toward becoming Fredericksburg’s first boutique 55+ community as we officially broke ground and kicked off construction of the homes and the community clubhouse.


“We’ve put a lot of sweat and hard work into laying the ground work to ensure this will be a special place to live,” said Roger Glover, owner of Cornerstone Homes. “We’re thrilled to already have 12 homebuyers at Barley Woods, and we’re excited to begin construction.”


“We made the commitment to invest in the major amenities upfront so that our earliest homebuyers will have places to gather and socialize from day one,” added Glover.


The Clubhouse at Barley Woods will be the social hub of the community, so get ready for some fun! Along with indoor and outdoor gathering spaces designed for year-round enjoyment, it will feature an outdoor pool, fitness center, the BW Pub, and entertaining areas. There will also be a  fire pit, an outdoor bar & grilling area, & pocket gardens.

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Barley Woods also has something that you won’t find anywhere else – Boxwell Glade Park, a  section of preserved land with creek-side walking & exercise trails, a dog park & an orchard. Residents will have the luxury of enjoying peaceful walks through the woods, wandering through the orchard, and listening to the melody of the creek.


“Another unique amenity at Barley Woods is the Corner Patch Garden,” said Wanda Cook, sales manager at Barley Woods. “Cornerstone is introducing a ‘hands on’ learning experience where homeowners can develop skills growing different varieties of vegetables, fruits, and flowers.”

Homebuyers at Barley Woods enjoy a wide range of home choices with seven different home designs in both attached and detached configurations. The floor plans can be tailored to fit your lifestyle with flex spaces, and unique options.   This is truly a no-maintenance community so get ready to enjoy your freedom from outside home and yard maintenance!!!


The Barley Woods Sales Office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 – 5, and Sunday from 1 – 5.  For more information, contact Wanda Cook at 540-699-3009.



The Villas at Ashlake is generating lots of buzz!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: June 20, 2017

One of our newest 55+ boutique communities, The Villas at Ashlake in Chesterfield, celebrated its groundbreaking on June 14th. The exciting event was attended by a variety of county officials, homeowners, potential buyers, and Cornerstone team members.

Located at the corner of Ashlake and Ashbrook Parkways, the Villas at Ashlake is an exciting addition to our collection of 55+ communities. It will have just 82 single-story homes, 12 of which have already been sold. The Ashlake Clubhouse will feature a pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor grill, walking trails, and community vegetable & flower gardens. Whether relaxing by the pool, playing in the gardens, or sitting by the fire, getting to know your new neighbors will be your new favorite pastime.


The open and spacious villas feature two and three bedroom designs, ranging from 1,500 to 1,900 plus square feet with an attached two-car garage, patio, sunroom, or private courtyard. The homes are tastefully clustered together with the community clubhouse to make a small, close-knit neighborhood.


The unique maintenance-free homes feature attractive stone and siding exteriors with interesting architectural details. Inside, there are cathedral and tray ceilings, elegant finishes, and unbelievable features. The gourmet kitchens feature large islands, state of the art appliances, and beautiful cabinetry. There are private outdoor living spaces, guest suites for visitors, and luxurious master bedrooms. The prices for the homes start in the $270’s.


For more information about The Villas at Ashlake, please contact Carrie Jamieson Morak at 804-234-8525 or visit

Cornerstone Homes Gives Back!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: June 5, 2017


When Cornerstone and The Chesterfield Food Bank team up, there’s no limit to what we can do for our community! With the help of our awesome Magnolia Lakes homeowners, friends and family, the Food Bank collected an impressive 629 pounds of food this past March!


As one of Chesterfields Food Banks’ closest neighbors, Magnolia Lakes (a Cornerstone Homes community) was more than happy to help the organization as part of our continuing efforts to give back to the community! In addition to food donations, we vowed to provide a check matching the total collected food weight at the end of the fundraiser.


Michelle Newcome, a Cornerstone representative, presented the $629 check to the food bank which will help feed so many people in need within our community. The additional donation will also help provide the financial means to keep the lights on at the food bank, put gas in their vehicles for Food on the Move and maintain the summer food program, which helps children who relied on school meals have enough to eat all summer long.


Cornerstone Homes want to give a special thank you to all of those in our community whose efforts helped us support such a worthy organization and provide food for so many people!


If you’re interested in helping further, the Food Bank is looking for more volunteers to help with their Food on the Move program, delivering food to four local schools, or assist with their food pick up at the Chester, VA location.  You can call the Food Bank at 414-8885 to volunteer. You can also continue to make donations through the green donation box in our clubhouse.

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Barley Woods – A New Cornerstone Community!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: June 2, 2017

It’s official! We’ve broken ground at Barley Woods! Just this past week, construction started on the much anticipated, Boutique 55+ community in the heart of Fredricksburg, VA!

Barley Woods Cornerstone New Community

The community is now lively and loud with construction crews as it brings us that much closer to the quiet, peaceful retreat our homeowners will love waking up to every day! A neighborhood immersed in nature, leading residents to a private, green oasis called Boxwell Glade with creekside trails, a small orchard and dog park for our furry friends!


In addition to 124 single-level homes that are each uniquely maintenance-free, Barley Woods will feature a beautiful clubhouse with up-scale amenities such as grilling areas, fitness center, pool and more.  Enjoy flexible outdoor/indoor living spaces tailored to your lifestyle as you discover new hobbies and enjoy those you love.


Barley Woods will always be a special place to call home, providing a true sense of belonging and connectedness. Through its distinct amenities and close proximity to Downtown Fredericksburg, there’s no better place to live and grow while creating lifelong friendships and new memories 🙂


Come see us today to find out what Barley Woods is all about!  For more information, contact Wanda Cook, Sales Counselor at or 540.699.3009.

Congratulations to Roger Glover!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: April 26, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Cornerstone Homes’ founder and president, Roger A. Glover, was recently recognized for being a long-time EPCON builder. EPCON CRoger Glover awardommunities, an Ohio-based company that specializes in designing homes and communities for active adults, recognized Roger and Cornerstone for being an EPCON franchise builder for 20 years. Only threebuilders, including Roger, have ever received this award.

The award also served to recognize all of the contributions that Cornerstone Homes has made through the years, carrying out EPCON’s mission statement of building “homes, neighborhoods and lifestyles that provide one remarkable experience”.

Since he started the company, Roger has ensured that Cornerstone Homes is dedicated to creating the perfect homes and lifestyles for active adults. Our communities in Virginia and North Carolina offer residents a carefree lifestyle dedicated to wellness, connection and convenience – whether you’re fully retired, working part-time or embarking on a new career.

We’re proud to be an EPCON builder, and even prouder to be able to offer such fine quality homes and communities to our homeowners.

Roger Glover receives award


It’s Time to Embrace Spare Time and a Maintenance-Free Lifestyle!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: March 23, 2017

After years of doing for others, you’ve reached an age where you want to do for yourself. At Cornerstone Homes, we can absolutely help you achieve that goal. Our communities are all about encouraging your freedom and pursuing an active lifestyle. Life here means no yard work, no maintenance issues, no snow shoveling. Instead, we offer carefree homes in a maintained community… and plenty of spare time to do whatever you want!

We’re also firm believers in the lock-and-leave lifestyle. For people who travel, or have second homes, or are simply are too busy to deal with the nuisances of homeownership, a low maintenance home that is secure and looked after while you’re off living your life is a dream come true.

Legions of active adults, retirees and Baby Boomers have learned to embrace the concept of worry-free spare time, indulging in leisure activities, traveling, volunteering, socializing or even taking on second careers. Join the crowd! Instead of fussing about annual upkeep, go on a cruise or visit the kids. Instead of mowing the lawn, go for a swim, take a yoga class, or pick up a new hobby. Enjoy your spare time… you’ve earned it!

Maintenance-free living is one of our principles at Cornerstone Homes. We build high quality, affordable single-story homes in secure, maintenance-free communities in Virginia and North Carolina. We want our homeowners to have lives full of choices and opportunities, for them to have the homes and lifestyles they envision and deserve, whether that means more free time to travel, or more freedom to enjoy family and friends.

Cornerstone Communities Featured in Local Publications

Categories: News & Events | Posted: December 16, 2016

We are getting noticed! Cornerstone Homes was one of the subjects in a recent article in Richmond Biz Sense. The article, about local builders and the busy 55-plus markets, talked about Cornerstone’s new Barley Woods community in Fredericksburg, and mentioned the Villas at Magnolia Lakes, Villas at Ashlake and Chickahominy Falls, too. Cornerstone’s president, Roger Glover, was quoted extensively, as he talked about the changes in the 55-plus market, as well as the challenges of developing housing for active adults in different regions.screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-4-36-01-pm

Chickahominy Falls was also named to Richmond Magazine’s “Top Places to Watch in 2017” list!

We’re so proud to be mentioned in these great publications!

We Make Home Buying Easy with our Concierge Program

Categories: News & Events | Posted: November 21, 2016

Buying a new home can be the time of your life!  At Cornerstone Homes, we make this process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Why? Because we want to welcome you home to one of our active adult communities sooner so you can start that carefree lifestyle you deserve!

Through our innovative Concierge Program, we partner you with professionals that will help you with every aspect of selling your current home and prepare your move to your new life.

  • Staging is everything, and our design experts will help you stage your current home so it shines and sells quickly.
  • We have partnered with a team of local realtors near each of our 55 and over communities to sell your current home.  Plus, when you list with one of these partners, you will save money on commission fees!
  • Our preferred lenders can help you secure your new home with financing that works best for you and save you money.
  • We’ll even help you organize your move through our local experts. They can help coordinate everything from packing boxes to furniture placement in your brand new Cornerstone home and everythinscreen-shot-2016-11-21-at-12-40-40-pmg in between.

Let us help you make this next chapter in your life an exciting one. Contact us to learn how you can take advantage of our Concierge Program today!