Thursday April 27, 2017
Heritage Sands received three top honors on Wednesday from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) – including the industry’s top award for "Community of the Year” among all single-family and multi-family communities. The awards were presented in Orlando at the 2017 International Builders Show – which attracted over 80,000 builders, real estate professionals and vendors from around the globe. Heritage Sands, located in Dennis Port, Massachusetts, was conceived and developed jointly by CapeBuilt Development, LLC and MS Ocean View, LLC as Cape Cod’s first oceanfront cottage community in more than 50 years.
In addition to winning “Community of the Year,” Heritage Sands received Platinum honors from the NAHB as the 2016 Best Single-Family Community under 100 units, and was recognized as the Best project in the North Atlantic Region among all other new construction, renovations, custom residences, individual room projects, and community scale developments recognized by NAHB that evening. Including this week’s honors from NAHB, Heritage Sands has received a total of 16 industry awards in just two years.
“Recognition by the National Association of Home Builders with a Best in American Living Award would be a career highlight for any real estate developer. To be recognized with three awards including Community of the Year is simply beyond our wildest dreams,” said Rob Brennan, president of CapeBuilt Development, LLC. “Mark DeWitt and I had a simple goal of bringing back a neighborhood of simple beachfront cottages to the shores of Cape Cod. A neighborhood that families would return to as their ‘Place on the Cape’ for generations to come.” In singling out Brennan and DeWitt’s neighborhood from among all other communities, the NAHB expert panel of judges were impressed by “the rich sense of place” at Heritage Sand, and the degree to which the neighborhood bridges modern construction and amenities with the history of traditional summer cottage communities on Cape Cod.
Now in its 33rd year, the Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) is the residential building industry's premier awards program that spotlights the most creative and talented builders, remodelers, architects, residential and building designers, developers, land planners and interior designers who have redefined design excellence for homes and communities throughout the nation and internationally. The evening’s events also included the induction of residential design and construction industry luminaries Robert Toll, Andres Duany, Arthur Rutenburg, Sanford Steinberg, Marc Thee and the Dahlin Group into the Best in American Living Awards Hall of Fame.
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