Proposal Allows Homeowners to Sell Endangered Coastal Properties Back to State

Boston - President of CapeBuilt Development Robert Brennan discusses resilient coastal building techniques on Fox 25 Boston. With one storm after another, this has been a tough winter for the New England shoreline. Many coastal homes are paying the price, getting closer to harm’s way as beaches suffer from severe erosion. One potential solution under consideration at the Massachusetts State House would create a program to buy back endangered properties from their owners.

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HYANNIS — The Barnstable Town Council gave the green light Thursday night to a 60-unit housing development to be built along Pleasant and South streets in a neighborhood known as “Sea Captains Row.”

Cape Cod Cottage Neighborhood Takes Home Three "Best in American Living" Awards at the 2017 International Builders Show ORLANDO (Jan. 13, 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.

AMESBURY, Mass. (Oct. 11, 2016) — CapeBuilt Development, LLC, an award-winning residential real estate development firm specializing in innovative modular construction, was recognized yet again for professional excellence by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) with two coveted PRISM Awards at the annual awards gala on Oct. 6. After winning four PRISM awards last year, this year’s wins bring the total honors for CapeBuilt’s Heritage Sands project – Cape Cod’s first new oceanfront cottage community in more than 50 years – to six

DENNIS PORT, Mass. (Nov. 28, 2016) — Heritage Sands, Cape Cod’s first new oceanfront cottage community in more than 50 years, has been named a winner in the 2016 Building & Remodeling Industry of Cape Cod’s (BRICC) Awards contest. At an awards banquet on Nov. 10, the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC) presented Heritage Sands with a gold award for Outstanding & Most Clever Use of Small Space.

CapeBuilt Development, LLC Welcomes New Director of Business Development AMESBURY, Mass. (Sept. 29, 2016) — CapeBuilt Development, LLC, an award-winning residential real estate development firm specializing in innovative modular construction, today announced the addition of Craig Sexton to the CapeBuilt executive team as director of business development.

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How one designer made a brand new Cape Cod beach home look eternally chic. Your home’s decor should be a reflection of its natural surroundings, so it’s no wonder that some of the most beloved design comes from seaside homes. Taking cues from the natural beauty of the iconic Cape Cod seascape, designer Irina MacPhee of Pastiche of Cape Cod recently designed the interior for a cottage at the new Heritage Sands, the first new oceanfront cottage community to be built in Cape Cod in 50 years.

Heritage Sands Wins 2016 Professional Builder Design Awards The Cape Cod Oceanfront Cottage Community Takes Home Two Gold Honors DENNIS PORT, Mass. (Sept. 20, 2016) — Heritage Sands, Cape Cod’s first new oceanfront cottage community in more than 50 years, has been named a winner in the 2016 Professional Builder Design Awards contest, which recognizes the nation’s top home building projects for their design excellence, sales and marketing success, and construction quality. Heritage Sands won gold awards in the SingleFamily Production (2,000 sq. ft. or below) and Systems-Built Modular categories.

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The owner of this home, a Manhattan resident, craved a calm, seaside retreat. She found what she was looking for at Heritage Sands, a new cottage community in Dennis Port. Homes are clustered around verdant greens, and crushed shell paths wind toward the 600-foot private beach. “It’s like a little village,” says interior designer Marc Hampton. “Very serene. The sea breeze rustles all around — it’s lovely.”

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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.”

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“After World War I the first paved roads were constructed down-Cape,” author Robert Finch wrote in his book, Cape Cod: Its Natural and Cultural History. “With the arrival of the automobile, the second wave of the Cape’s transformation began. The weekender appeared. Cottage colonies began to spring up in the towns and on the beaches.”

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It's the end of December and thus, time to make up a bunch of awards for the best, worst and most absurd things that happened in Cape & Islands' real estate, architecture and neighborhoods. Here now, your 2015 Curbed Awards.

For Immediate Release Press contact: Tim Hamilton Ma-er Communica3ons 978-518-4558 heritagesands@ma-ernow.com Heritage Sands Named Best Residen8al Development in the Americas by Interna8onal Property Awards The Cape Cod Oceanfront Co0age Community receives property’s highest accolade

For Immediate Release Press contact: Tim Hamilton Ma-er Communica3ons 978-518-4558 heritagesands@ma-ernow.com Heritage Sands Honored With Mul:ple 2015 PRISM Awards The Cape Cod Oceanfront Co0age Community Takes Home Four Awards for Excellence in Building and Design at Annual Gala

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Pathways made of crushed seashells ribbon between cottages scattered across eight acres that once hosted hulking recreational vehicles. Welcome to Heritage Sands, a cottage community on Cape Cod.

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Pathways made of crushed seashells ribbon between cottages scattered across eight acres that once hosted hulking recreational vehicles. Welcome to Heritage Sands, a cottage community on Cape Cod. “We wanted to capture that neighborhood spirit ... to rekindle the community fabric that has defined ‘cottage living’ on Cape Cod for generations,’’ Rob Brennan, codeveloper with property owner Mark DeWitt, said about the decision to build 63 cottages instead of seven “trophy homes’’ at the former site of Grindell’s Ocean View Park. “It’s a way of life that is the epitome of a Cape Cod summer.’’

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During the 1930s, New England families fled to Cape Cod in the summer to seek relief from the heat. Campgrounds with tents evolved into clusters of beach cottages that over the years were passed down from generation to generation. No new cottages have been built on the Cape—until now. CapeBuilt Development, Newburyport, Mass., and Dennis, Mass., town planner Dan Fortier spearheaded the adoption of new zoning that paved the way for Heritage Sands. Located on the site of a former RV park in Dennisport, Mass., Heritage Sands is “the first time in 50 years that a parcel like this, on the ocean, has been developed as cottages in pocket neighborhoods,” CapeBuilt’s Rob Brennan says.

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An elegant new beachside community reflects the Cape’s cottage colony legacy. One of Cape Cod’s most striking cultural markers—the beachside cottage colony—was born a century ago. The quirky little communities started as tent sites and slowly evolved over decades, as tents set on platforms before finally becoming simple wood-frame summer cottages. The lifestyle was predictable and breezy, with the same families returning every summer, leaving their winter homes and worries behind.

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Of all the material decisions involved in the process of building your houses, selecting the siding is among the most important. Siding is the first line of defense against the elements, and it’s a vital part of the wall assembly. But it’s also, quite literally, the skin of the building and the first thing that people see from the curb, so it’s key to the home’s aesthetics. It can also take up a significant portion of the budget.