Heritage Sands, Community of the Year at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards.
Heritage Sands, Community of the Year at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards.

Heritage Sands, the first new oceanfront cottage community built in Cape Cod, Mass. in over 50 years, has been recognized as the Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders in the 2016 Best in American Living Awards, or BALA, which were announced at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida.

The NAHB notes that the BALA judges were impressed with the rich sense of place at the Heritage Sands community. The community consists of 63 cottages on eight acres of oceanside property, clustered around a few common green spaces, reminiscent of the “pocket neighborhoods” in the traditional summer-cottage communities on Cape Cod.

The cottages range from 900 to 1,350 square feet in size, with one-and-a-half story floor plans with high-ceilinged public areas, smaller private rooms, and large front porches. A clubhouse and pool are included as community amenities, as well as more than 600 feet of private beach.

Heritage Sands is the product of builder KBS Homes, architect/designer and land planner Union Studio Architecture & Community Design, interior designer Mackenzie & Company and developers CapeBuilt Development and MS Ocean View, LLC.

The BALA, now in its 33rd year, recognizes outstanding achievement across all sectors of the residential industry.