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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…

Top Apps for Home Buyers

Building a custom home is definitely a process.  When it comes to staying organized, efficient and creative during the building process the greatest tool may already be in your pocket — a smartphone.  Whether you need to check out a neighborhood for buying a potential lot for you custom home, keep an organized check list…

Outdoor Living Areas for Entertaining

As a homeowner you take pride in your home and want to show it off to friends and family.  The perfect way to showcase your beautiful home is to entertain and have BBQ’s and dinner parties.  With the summer weather and fall approaching it’s inevitable to have beautiful days and it can be difficult to…

What You Want in Your Beach Home

You’ve been going to your favorite beach every summer for vacation, but you’re renting.  You’ve realized there’s no place you would want to spend your summer so why not invest and build your dream beach home.  Your beach home is your relaxation haven, so truly think about the amenities that suit both you and your family…

Architectural History on LBI

Henry Hudson’s ship the Half Moon dropped anchor off the shore of what we know today as Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  The inlet was composed of broken islands that were named “Barendegat”, which translates to the Inlet of Breakers to warn navigators to be cautious.  Railroads boomed during the Victorian Age as they expanded…

Building a New Home: Where to Start

Building a new home is an exciting time in your life.  The builder may pour the foundation and frame the house, but you are who truly makes a new house a home.   Building a home for a builder is routine and they are there to build your home structurally, however you as the home buyer…

Things to Do in Long Beach Island, NJ

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…

A Builder’s Musts

            There are several things that every builder should be; honest with clients, accessible, and service orientated to name a few. These qualities will allow for a better working relationship with clients and a more enjoyable building process for both parties.             Many people have a specific vision when looking…

The Demolition Process – Custom Home Building on Long Beach Island

One of the hardest parts of custom home building in an area such as Long Beach Island is trying to save the existing vegetation on each lot, which every tree is important, while trying to provide for enough building space for the home the owner is planning for us to build.  In addition, maintaining a…