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2018 Award Winners



Single-Family Community, 100 Units & Over


Cape Arundel Cottages, LLC


Arundel, Maine

Architect/Designer | Sousa Design Architects

Builder | A. Joseph Paolini

Developer | Arundel-Kennebunkport Cottage Preserve, LLC

Land Planner | Licht Environmental Design

Landscape Architect/Designer | Bohler Engineering

Interior Designer | Geraldine Joseph

Interior Merchandiser | Furniture Forever

Photographer | Dietz Associates Inc.

Cape Arundel Cottage Preserve, a seasonal cottage resort community on the south coast of Maine, is integrated into a landscape of bold granite outcrops, expansive Maine forests, natural wetlands, and vernal pools. The 300-acre project includes 263 charming cottages carefully designed into intimate neighborhoods to encourage family interaction. Amenities include the community clubhouse, pool, fitness center, yoga lawn, fire bar, waterfalls flowing over a natural ledge, reflecting ponds, neighborhood fire pits, sports fields, 180+ acres of conservation land, hiking trails, and direct access to the 60-mile Eastern Trail Multi-use Greenway.

Encouraged to enjoy an active lifestyle, residents leave cars in driveways and instead use golf carts, bikes, and shuttles to get around the community or to visit surrounding towns and beaches. Creative landscape design ensures that each neighborhood cluster is unique. On-site granite serves as a unifying element for retaining walls, site features, and veneer for the clubhouse.

Sustainability initiatives are met through an integrated storm water system, which reduces landscape maintenance costs by minimizing lawn areas and providing wildflower meadow transitions to woodlands. Project success is evident by the relationships and bonds formed between residents, active families, and the strong support of the local communities of Arundel and Kennebunkport.

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