Chatham Park cottages win gold and silver awards

Pittsboro, NC – Two homes in Chatham Park’s first residential neighborhood, Vineyards, were awarded gold and silver honors by the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties (HBADOC) on Thursday, October 1, 2020. The winning homes, Apple Pie and Chicken Noodle Soup models, were built by Fresh Paint by Garman Homes, a Cary-based homebuilder. These homes are part of the Cottages Collection of homes ranging from 828-1,397 sq. ft. and priced from the low $200s.

“We could not be more excited about our first completed homes winning awards of excellence. The Parade Of Homes is quite competitive and awards are coveted. Fresh Paint by Garman Homes has been a great partner and we look forward to working with them more in the future,” says Vanessa Jenkins, Executive Vice President, Preston Development Company.

Alaina Money Garman, Founder and CEO of Garman Homes adds, “It is such an honor to have two of our newest floor plans in the 2020 Parade of Homes and an even greater honor to have them both win an award. Our team has worked hard to create something unique for the Triangle marketplace, it’s great to have that work recognized by the judges.”

In addition to being recognized by industry judges, the homes seem to be fulfilling an unmet need with consumers. 20 of the 30 available homes have been purchased since June with seven purchased in the past week. The size and style of the Cottages are in direct response to a larger consumer trend showing that more people are desiring smaller homes in order to enjoy greater peripheral benefits, such as walkability and a greater sense of community. 

“More and more people are purging their clutter and desiring spaces that are artfully designed to the way they want to live. The Cottages celebrate this lifestyle choice,” says Rebecca McAdoo, Division President of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes.

On Saturday, October 3, Chatham Park held their first public event, officially unveiling the new residential neighborhood. Visitors were able to tour five model homes, which included four in the Cottages Collection and one custom home, take a trolly tour of the neighborhood, enjoy free ice cream and food trucks, meet Chippy, the official Chatham Park mascot, and experience Knight Family Community Park, a 10-acre park being donated to the Town of Pittsboro. 

The Parade of Homes event will continue through October 11, 2020. The model homes at Chatham Park are open for viewing Friday through Sunday, October 9-11, from 12pm – 5pm daily.