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10 April . 2017

GHBA Benefit Home filled with design upgrades

By the start of April, members of the Greater Houston Builders Association had donated more than $150,000 worth of building materials for the 2017 GHBA Benefit Home in Elyson.

Offered for sale for $345,490, with the majority of proceeds benefiting HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home, the Benefit Home is being built by Chesmar Homes on a homesite donated by Elyson. With four bedrooms and three baths, this 2,733-square-foot home will be complete in June. It features the Poplar floor plan, the same design showcased in Chesmar’s fully furnished model home in Elyson.

Donations include essentials such as roofing and electrical materials, along with many exciting upgrades such as hardwood flooring throughout much of the downstairs. In the kitchen, features include upgraded granite countertops, stainless steel appliances including a French door refrigerator, raised panel cabinets with a light brown glaze, under cabinet lighting and pendant lighting. Other upgrades include iron staircase spindles, a stone fireplace with an alder mantel, a mahogany front door with an iron grille, upgraded granite vanity tops in all bathrooms, and upgraded carpet and pad. Outside, the home has a brick and stone exterior, with a brick porch floor and a large covered patio. The home will be fully landscaped and will include a sprinkler system.

One of the most successful charitable programs in Houston, the GHBA Benefit Home project has raised more than $10 million for charities since it began 37 years ago. GHBA members including developers, builders and suppliers donate products and services for the Benefit Homes, which are sold at actual market value. The proceeds made possible by the donations are then donated to selected charities.

This year’s beneficiaries include HomeAid Houston, a GHBA-sponsored charity that identifies long-term, stable homeless care providers and pairs them with GHBA members who donate their time, materials and labor to help build transitional homeless shelters. Another beneficiary is Operation Finally Home, which provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to U.S. military heroes and their widows and families.