Dennis Port, MA Heritage Sands, Cape Cod’s first new oceanfront cottage community in more than 50 years, was named “Best Residential Development in the Americas” at the final International Property Awards Summit in London Dec. 7. Judged against a strict set of criteria, Heritage Sands competed against thousands of the best properties in the world to win the title of “Best in the Americas.”
The International Property Awards are the world’s largest, most prestigious, and widely recognized property awards program. In total, this year the awards received 2,000 entries from 110 countries. A panel of over 70 experts from across the globe chaired by two active members of the House of Lords, judged entries based on innovation and sustainability.
“This award is a testament to the hard work of our entire team - sales, construction, communications, finance, architecture, and design,” said Heritage Sands developer Rob Brennan. “From day one the goal at Heritage Sands has been to create a sustainable, affordable cottage community that emulates the Cape Cod cottage communities of old and that will remain in families of our buyers for generations.”
The Heritage Sands team includes CapeBuilt Development, LLC, MS Ocean View LLC, Douglas Kallfelz of Union Studio Architects, Keiser Homes, Design Consultants Inc., DeMelo Brothers Landscaping, Matter Communications,Bank of Cape Cod, interior designers Angela Hamwey of mackenzie & company, and Irina MacPhee of Pastiche of Cape Cod, and photographer Alison Caron.
Overlooking Nantucket Sound in Dennis Port, Mass., the one-, two- and three-bedroom homes combine classic architecture, hurricane code coastal construction, smart design, energy-efficient systems, and the community fabric that has defined “cottage living” on Cape Cod for generations.
Cottages are clustered around common greens to create “pocket neighborhoods,” and crushed shell paths wind down to over 600 feet of private beach. A community clubhouse and pool can play host to larger family functions, inter-cottage water volleyball games, or a quick workout before a guilt-free day of lounging. Heritage Sands is a joint development project of CapeBuilt Development, LLC and MS Ocean View, LLC.
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South America, Europe, UK and USA. Participants enter at their relevant national level and are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of property disciplines. The highest-scoring winners from each region are automatically entered into the overall International Awards, which ultimately determine the world’s finest property companies.