March 29, 2018

Online idea exchanges like Pinterest and Houzz are great resources for inspiration. There's so much information on these sites that is easily gathered, collected, and used by clients to create wish lists of  images  that need to be included in their "dream home".


March 20, 2018

How high is high enough?

Here on Long Beach Island, it's a Post-Sandy reality where the prime directive is to get all new homes and renovations above the new Base Flood Elevations (BFE). Part of the challenge in doing something so sensible is that the BFE has been a mov...

March 12, 2018

My firm designs and builds beach homes. They might be second homes, homes for retirees, or just homes by the beach; but they all have one thing in common: the harsh coastal environment they inhabit. We try to keep our architectural designs simple, with clean forms that...

March 12, 2018

Some people believe they can compare builders by asking how much they cost "per foot."  They believe that building houses is like commodities trading: the items are all the same, so find the least expensive, right? To do this, many buyers compare the "square foot costs...

March 12, 2018

"Looking at it from the outside, its cottage-like appearance makes it hard to imagine that there are 2800 square feet of living space under its gambrel roof. The first floor consists of a living room, kitchen, dining room, mudroom, master suite and office. On the secon...

March 12, 2018

We have over twenty years experience in working with narrow lots and difficult sites as the Jersey Shore's Premier LBI Architect/ LBI Builder since 1990.  The Jersey Shore is a densely populated area that is mostly made up of 40’, 50’ and 60’ wide lots.  We’ve had...

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