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Lago Mar donates site for GHBA Benefit home
April 21, 2017
Westin Homes

Land Tejas Communities has donated a prime lot in its new development, Lago Mar,which is the site for the second Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Benefit Homes Project home of 2017. Westin Homes soon will begin construction on the home that, when sold, will benefit two local charities.

This is the 15th lot donated by Land Tejas for this GHBA charity fundraiser. Lago Mar is a 2,033-acre master-planned community off I-45 south in the Clear Lake-Galveston area. The community is within proximity to the Armand Bayou Nature Center, Space Center Houston and the Kemah Boardwalk. Spring and summer fun is also just south of there at Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Galveston Island, and retail shopping is nearby at the Tanger Outlet Mall.

Lago Mar also offers residents beautiful outdoor spaces and planned resort-style amenities in their own backyard that will be open in 2017. They include a recreation center complete with a pool, 3,000-square-foot clubhouse and a fully equipped fitness room. The center will also include a catering kitchen, business center, restroom facilities and a playground.

“Lago Mar is a beautifully planned community for families of all sizes,” said Will Holder, chairman of the Benefit Homes Project. “With all its attention to nature and comfort, this new community will provide the perfect backdrop to the Westin Homes Benefit home.”

Each year two to three homes are built for the Benefit Homes Project with donated land, construction management, materials, labor and services by GHBA members. These homes are constructed with upgrade materials and features and are sold at market value. The majority of the proceeds from the sale of the 2017 home will be donated to HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home.

Since the project began 37 years ago, nearly $10 million has been raised.

Westin Homes is building their 4019-square-foot Carter III B Elevation plan for the project. This home will include five bedrooms (with two on the first floor), 4½ bathrooms and a two-car garage with five additional feet added which can be used for extra storage or a convenient workshop. From the grand foyer, guests will have a view of the triple-tiered rotunda ceiling and curved stairway, formal dining room, and study. Beyond the foyer is a two-story family room featuring a wall of windows and an adjacent epicurean island kitchen with upgraded cabinets and breakfast area. The private master suite will have a double-tiered tray ceiling with no bedrooms above. Upstairs is a game room and adjacent media room. The home also offers a covered rear patio.

Construction on a second Benefit home has recently begun by Chesmar Homes in the Newland community of Elyson off the Grand Parkway and FM 529. Newland Communities donated the homesite.

For more information on the Greater Houston Builders Association Benefit Homes Project, call the GHBA at 281-970-8970 or visit www.ghba.org.