Chesmar Homes' Poplar plan

SOLD! Chesmar Sells GHBA Benefit Home in Elyson

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Chesmar Homes' Poplar plan

Chesmar Homes’ Poplar Plan front elevation

Chesmar Homes recently sold its 2017 GHBA Benefit Home in the new community of Elyson in west Houston. The home was constructed with donated materials and labor by members of the GHBA. Proceeds from this 37-year-old charity fundraiser will benefit HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home.

GHBA members that include vendors and trades donated their materials and services to the home’s construction. Without these donations, these Benefit Homes would not be possible.


“It is exciting news to know the Chesmar Home sold and funds will soon be going to these two important charities,” said Will Holder, chairman of the Benefit Homes Project.

“The incredible generosity of the builder, the developer, and the vendors and trades continue to define the integrity of the Houston homebuilding industry. Most of them have donated multiple times, and they always come back to take part,” Holder added.

Chesmar 2017 Benefit Home closing

Benefit Homes closing with the Tobia family

These donations made it possible to complete construction of Chesmar’s 2,733 sq. ft. Poplar Plan. The home includes a number of amenities and upgrades not often found in homes with similar pricing. Since the fundraiser began, $10 million has been raised.

The home in Elyson is the fifth Benefit Home built by Chesmar Homes and this is the second lot donated by Newland Communities.

“The homebuyers purchased this home because of the full line of amenities and the openness of the floorplan,” said Holder. “The sale of the Benefit Home is a win for everyone.”

A second Benefit Home is also available in the new community of Lago Mar. Westin Homes is building its Carter III elevation B plan.


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Terry Swenson


A writer and a photographer, Terry Swenson is GHBA's director of public relations.