Chatham Park Builders Win Gold and Silver at 2021 Parade of Homes Gala

And the winners are (drumroll please)…David Weekley and Garman Homes! Chatham Park is proud to announce that both of our Parade Home builders were recognized at the 2021 Parade of Homes Gala hosted by The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, & Chatham Counties. David Weekley Homes brought home Gold in its category for the Careywood model and Garman Homes was awarded Silver in another category for its No Little Plans design. Both homes are located in Vineyards at Chatham Park. David Weekley showcased the Careywood, a beautifully decorated model home featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms over 2,300+ square feet. Enjoy a wonderfully open and airy first-floor living space and impeccable trim details throughout the home.  The Barnaby, part of Nonfiction by Garman Homes’ Quotables Collection, is the 2021 America at Home Study Concept Home. This innovative floor plan boasts over 2,600 square feet with 4-bedrooms and 3.5-bathrooms and even has a secret room (we just can’t tell you where!).

In addition to the awards, Chatham Park experienced three successful Parade weekends due to beautiful weather, well-executed events, and a steady stream of visitors to the community. During our public event, visitors were able to enjoy food trucks, a caricature artist and participate in a fun scavenger hunt that led them to different locations including the two parade homes, Knight Farm Community Park, information tables for Thales Academy, Tri Pointe Homes and Homes By Dickerson, and the new information center at MOSAIC. Participants turned in their registration cards at the MOSAIC Comes Alive event to receive a Chatham Park goodie bag. Registrants were also added to the grand prize drawings. 

As supporters of the popular home tour, we recognize the opportunity to highlight not just our homes but our community as a whole. From our convenient location and stunning views to our myriad of amenities and retail spaces, we know you are going to love what Chatham Park has to offer.  

Over the three Parade weekends, more than 660 people (including 230 Realtors) toured the Vineyards and MOSAIC Information Center to learn about our community, amenities, and custom homes nearing completion. We are pleased to announce that the festivities resulted in five homes sold by David Weekley, two homes sold by Garman Homes, and a custom home sale for Walker Design Build. 

Ask us about upcoming events at both Vineyards and MOSAIC and we look forward to seeing you in our award-winning, technology-centric, master-planned community!


Chatham Park Prepares a Full Schedule of Events for the 2021 Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes is a time to shine, and Chatham Park has already gotten out the polish – just look at the beautiful landscaping and lush flora along Vine Parkway! And that is just the beginning. We could not be more excited about this long-standing tradition in the Triangle and look forward to seeing you at the many fun events we have planned. As supporters of the popular home tour, we recognize the opportunity to highlight not just our homes but our community as a whole. From our convenient location and stunning views to our myriad of amenities and retail spaces, we know you are going to love what Chatham Park has to offer.

This year’s Parade of Homes will take place at Vineyards at Chatham Park October 2-3, 8-10, and 15-17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. With two homes available to tour, we are looking forward to welcoming prospective homeowners and interested passersby to our award-winning, technology-centric, master-planned community. 

View both of the 2021 Chatham Park Parade of Homes Entries: 

  • The Barnaby, part of Nonfiction by Garman Homes’ Quotables Collection, is located at 28 Edgefield Street in Pittsboro. This 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom design boasts over 2600 square feet and is the 2021 America at Home Study Concept Home. 
  • David Weekley will showcase the beautiful Careywood floor plan which can be found at 23 Plenty Court in Pittsboro. This decorated model home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms over its 2300+ square feet. 

You can also visit the Vineyards Information Center to learn about our custom homes nearing completion in the community.

In addition to the home tours, we have a full schedule of events to celebrate Parade of Homes at both Vineyards and MOSAIC including live music, food trucks, makers markets, and more. 

Through these events we will make sure to share updates on the latest and greatest in Chatham Park including new builders and product choices, new amenities, and new retail spaces. Information will be available from two of our newest builders Tri Pointe Homes and Homes By Dickerson at the Explore Chatham Park event at Vineyards on October 2nd. We will also host several grand openings at Chatham Park during the weeks of Parade of Homes including the Chatham Park Information Center at MOSAIC and new model homes in Vineyards by David Weekley Homes and Garman Homes. David Weekley will celebrate their Parade Home and Garman will introduce their “How Wonderful” plan. 

Be sure to mark your calendars for the first three weekends of October and join us in Chatham Park for what is sure to be one of the best Parade tours to date!


Garman Homes Breaks Ground on America At Home Study Concept Home

After months of planning and research, Garman Homes – a member of the builder team in Chatham Park, Pittsboro, NC – is breaking ground on a new concept home created as a result of the America At Home Study. This national survey of adults ages 25-74 with annual household incomes of $50,000 or more, was conducted in two waves during the pandemic to gain a better understanding of all that new home and community design requires in a post-pandemic world. Insights from 7,000 participating consumers culminated in this original floor plan, named “No Little Plans –Barnaby,” that will debut in Chatham Park later this year.

When the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down in 2020, economists began introducing theories and projections about the pandemic’s economic effects on society. The medical field researched the toll these changes would take on mental health including suicide and depression rates. However, the way Americans feel about their homes and community in this “new normal” and how it would change the way Americans view and feel about their home received little attention. Lifestyles had changed overnight as jobs and educational efforts went virtual, converting spaces in the home into offices and classrooms. Entertaining areas were transformed into meccas for board games, craft projects, and newly discovered hobbies. And outdoor living became safe havens to enjoy some fresh air and a little nature. Three women leaders in the home building industry Belinda Sward, Nancy Keenan, and Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki took the initiative to explore these changes through the America At Home Survey. They then invited Alaina Money-Garman, founder and CEO of Garman Homes, and set out to design and now build a concept home in Chatham Park. 

“Inspired by consumer insights from the America At Home Study, the concept home is believed to be the first home intentionally designed in response to the radical changes spurred by the pandemic. Special attention was paid to the entries of the home – both for owners and guests because they need to perform differently, and to the functionality and natural light in the kitchen. The home includes two separate office spaces, neither one simply a re-purposed bedroom. There is a guest suite and two covered outdoor spaces for safe social gathering. This home is the collective effort of the founders of the study and Dahlin Group Architecture Planning (architect), Garman Homes (builder), and Cecilian Partners (digital customer experience).” – 

The America At Home concept home, “No Little Plans – Barnaby” is part of Garman’s new NONFICTION brand that features the Quotables Collection. This collection includes four floor plans and can be expected for presentation this year in Vineyards at Chatham Park.

“Chatham Park is honored to feature the concept home for the America At Home Study,” said Executive Vice President of Preston Development Vanessa Jenkins. “Our community vision is to showcase homes that consider how we live now and, in the future, rather than what our standards have been in the past. We could not think of a better example than the Barnaby concept home from Garman homes.” 

Chatham Park’s dedication and commitment to research, technology, and well-rounded living – shown in their five pillars: Innovation, Connectivity, Quality Design, Wellness, and Stewardship – are exemplified by Garman’s involvement in the America At Home Study. As Chatham Park works with Garman Homes to develop America At Home-inspired houses, the community continues to aspire to create spaces where people look forward to live, work, play, shop and dine at home, or within minutes of home.