November 23, 2020

Two cottages in Chatham Park’s first residential neighborhood, Vineyards, were awarded by the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties (HBADOC) on October 1. The Apple Pie and Chicken Noodle Soup models took home Gold and Silver honors, respectively, and they’re both part of the Cottages Collection from Fresh Paint by Garman Homes. Homes in this collection range from 828-1,397 sq. ft. and are 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 Cary-based 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, these homes are clearly attractive to today’s consumers, too. Homes have been selling fast, with the majority of available homes already purchased. The size, style and location of the cottages capitalize on a larger consumer trend that shows people are favoring smaller homes in order to enjoy greater peripheral benefits like 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.