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Start Now To Be In Your Custom Beach Home By 2014

The sound of the sea gulls singing overhead, the smell of the salty air and the feel of the warm sand around your feet. These are all the things we love most about summers at the Jersey Shore.  One of the best ways to enjoy the summer at the beach is to build your own…

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Beach Haven West Hurricane Sandy Recovery

One of the areas along the NJ Shore that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy is Beach Haven West.  A small lagoon town in Stafford Township, just outside Long Beach Island, Beach Haven West hurricane Sandy recovery has been challenging due to the severe amount of damage to homes and businesses, many of which are…

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Modifying Home Plans for Functionality

In the early years of the 20th century, Chicago architect Louis Sullivan popularized the phrase ‘form ever follows function’ to capture his belief that a building’s size, massing, spatial grammar and other characteristics should be driven solely by the function of the building. The implication is that if the functional aspects are satisfied, architectural beauty would naturally and…

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Harvey Cedars – A Special Place to Build Custom Homes

Back in 1751 Harvey Cedars was nothing more than a hammock and a clump of cedars called Harvest Quarters due to it’s harvest housing used by early farmers and the cedars that grew in the area.  Throughout the 1800’s it eventually became known as the Harvey Cedars we know of today. Predominantly occupied by whalers…

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Building On Undersized Lots in Northern Long Beach Island

For those who live on Long Beach Island area and have sustained fifty percent or more damage to their homes rebuilding is a daunting task.  These homeowners know all too well that finding plans to fit on an undersized lot, ie. a 40’ wide building lot is nearly impossible.  So, what does a homeowner who…

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Home Building Trends for 2013

As custom home builders on LBI we try to stay on top of the trends and truthfully, many of the features and design trends listed for 2013 have been part of our custom home building trends for the past few years.  But if you have been off the market for a while and are now…

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Build Your Custom Home Better

With the rebuilding of the New Jersey Shore in full swing, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about how you can build your custom home better than ever before.  There are so many products and building materials available now that are geared specifically for a beach environment and energy efficiency is better than ever…

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Things To Know Before Building on LBI

Builders on LBI are hard at work repairing and rebuilding after super storm Sandy.  There are many decisions that homeowners are facing from the design and function of their new home including materials along with new regulations that have arisen as a result of the storm.  And now that FEMA has released new information on…

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Why Choosing a Local Builder Will Make A Difference

If you were left with a home in need of rebuilding after super storm Sandy and you are considering your options as far as who to choose to help get your life back to “normal” there are some things to consider when choosing a building company.  For instance, the biggest questions are:  Are they reliable? …

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Feeling Fortunate and Ready To Help LBI

Building custom homes on Long Beach Island can be challenging because it takes a builder with specific knowledge and experience with products and techniques that are specific to beachfront construction.  We use building materials that can withstand hurricane force winds, but when weather events have significant affects on the homes we construct there is so…

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Tips for Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy packed quite a punch and with the homes that were damaged or destroyed in areas hard hit like Long Beach Island it’s important that homeowners who need help rebuilding their homes not be overwhelmed with the enormity of what lies ahead.  Stonehenge Building & Development is here to help. We have been building…

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Must-Haves in your Custom Home

As a reward for all your hard work through the years, you can finally build your dream custom home.  This is where the real works starts because you have to decide on what features you want to include in your custom home.  Do you want an open floor plan? Walk in closet? Or a luxurious…

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Halloween Decorating Tips for Your Custom Home

When you build a custom home you build it the way you want it for you and your family.  When decorating for Halloween you don’t want your decorations to take away from the beauty of your home, but enhance it.  To begin, use nature as your color palette – beautiful rich oranges, reds and yellows. …

What You Should Look for in a Custom Home Builder

When it comes to choosing a new home builder to build your custom home, you can’t be careful enough.  If you don’t do your homework, your dream home can quickly turn into a nightmare.  Finding the right home builder involves a lot of planning and consideration.  Building a custom home is an investment for your…

Why Harvey Cedars?

Harvey Cedars is a part of Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  It is located in Ocean County, is 57 miles East of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is home to 359 residents.  You may be wondering where the name Harvey Cedars came from.  Urban development and beach erosion changed the face of Long Beach Island forever. The…