Building To Last

  • Waterfront Villa

    Our Top 25 House Plans

    From bungalows built for two to spacious beachside retreats, we’ve gathered your all-time favorite house plans. Now, who’s ready to build?

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  • True Hues

    Clean Living

    Take a look inside this healthy house to see how it protects homeowners and the environment.Take a look inside this healthy house to see how it protects homeowners and the environment.

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  • Noticeably Green

    Green? Just do it

    Architect Tinker Hatfield rewrites the book on beach house design.

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  • Milgard wood clad doors

    Get More Green (Building Products, that Is)

    Bring the benefits of the green building movement into your home with these eco-friendly products.

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  • Seasonal Checklist

    Spring cleaning isn't just for closets-prepare for a stress-free summer by completing a few crucial tasks now.

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  • Built to Last

    Tough Materials for Coastal Climates

    Salt air, sun, and sea often mean harsh treatment for oceanfront digs. We gathered the best hardy materials, tips, and ideas for rock-solid coastal homes.

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  • Live oak

    5 Trees to Plant by the Sea

    What works (and what doesn't) when it comes to planting trees by the shore.

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  • Spring-cleaning tips for your porch: Outdoor Light Fixtures

    Spring Clean Your Porch

    Get your outdoor spaces summer-ready with cleaning tips for everything from set-in concrete stains to mildewed umbrellas.

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  • Waterfront Villa

    Our Top 25 House Plans

    From bungalows built for two to spacious beachside retreats, we’ve gathered your all-time favorite house plans. Now, who’s ready to build?

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  • Green building

    Going Green

    It's never to late to reduce your home's footprint. Whether you're building from the ground up or simple steps to use less energy, we show you how small changes can make a big difference.

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  • coastal insurance

    Weatherproofing

    Bracing for the elements is an inevitable part of living on the coast. Here are some tips to help you build to last.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey