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Melpet Farm wins “Silver” in Best in American Living award

February 27, 2017

The Residences at Melpet Farm, POAH's 27 units of affordable rental housing on Cape Cod, a highly desirable tourist area, have been awarded the "Silver" in The Best in American Living™ award from the National Association of Home Builders.

The recipient of the award was POAH's architect, Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects Inc., a diversified architectural firm in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Area, and Cape Cod. 

The eight newly –constructed residential building share a common green and contain 3-4 units each, including a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units. Each building is a two-story wood-framed building using a simple, traditional local farmhouse style, while incorporating solar design and day-lighting strategies. A freestanding community building at the entrance to the property includes a property management office, a common laundry room, and a multi-purpose community room.

The site is located on Route 134, a main thoroughfare in Dennis, and is less than a mile from Route 6, Cape Cod’s major access highway. It is directly across the street of the town’s middle school and is also less than a mile from Dennis’ major shopping and commercial district as well as its public transportation hub. 

The Residences at Melpet Farm were designed to be "Net Zero" and are 57% more efficient than a code compliant building of the same size and program and include super insulated walls, roof and slab, high performance windows and a super air tight environment 70% better than code requirement.

 The Best in American Living™ award 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. Categories have grown over time to include green building, senior, student and affordable housing. read the announcement 

Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects Inc., a diversified architectural firm that provides comprehensive architectural and consulting services to commercial, civic and residential clients throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Area, and Cape Cod.