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A Day at the Shore in Your New Custom Home on LBI

During the nice weather seasons many of us enjoy being outdoors and soaking up the sun and fun that the Jersey Shore offers.  Particularly, during the summer it’s customary to have friends and families over for BBQs and gatherings, and there’s no better way to enjoy the sun, surf and sand than in your own…

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Products We Love for Beach Homes

Building homes along the Jersey Shore can present many different obstacles than when you are building inland.  From the weather to the salt and sand, homes along the water need to be built with products and materials that can stand the test of time and environment.  If you are planning to build your custom home…

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Custom Home Builders – Deconstructed

When it comes to choosing a new home builder to build your custom home, there are many qualities that are important to the overall success of your building project.  If you don’t thoroughly research the company you are doing business with, your dream home may not materialize the way you envisioned.  Finding the right home…

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Summer is Alive on Long Beach Island

Have you ever wondered how Long Beach Island got its name?  Due to its 18 mile length of white sandy beaches, the Island has been called Long Beach since the early days of European exploration.  If you suffer from allergies Long Beach Island in Ocean County, New Jersey is the perfect place for relief.  Because…

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Nothing is Better Than Summer at the NJ Shore

Beautiful beach views from this home under construction For all of the news stories and articles that have been published this week about how the Jersey Shore is open for business and President Obama’s visit and tour, it’s clear that there is still a love affair with vacationing at our beautiful beaches, even after superstorm…

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Rebuild Your Jersey Shore Home Now

With many residents along the Long Beach Island and NJ Shore Mainland areas beginning to rebuild after the destruction superstorm Sandy left, it’s important that homeowners who need help rebuilding their homes not be overwhelmed with the conflicting information and changes to requirements and recommendations from FEMA.  Stonehenge Building & Development is here to help.…

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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? …