Homes / Residential Architecture

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”

-Gaston Bachelard

Coastal Custom Homes

Due to the potential for high winds and flooding associated with hurricanes, high velocity wave action, scouring, erosion, unstable soils, and very strict laws restricting certain types of development along the shore, building a dream ocean or bay front home can surely be a daunting task. We have two residential architecture waterfront experts on our staff that can guide you through the process. We are well versed in the idea of reverse living and the “Jersey Shore” vernacular style. If a more contemporary approach is your style we can give you a home of distinction that will set you apart in your community. The possibilities are endless. It is vitally important to have an architect that understands the complex structural bracing required to ensure your coastal home survives for many years.

Custom Homes

Deciding to build your own home is a personal decision and probably the largest investment you will ever make. The task at the beginning may seem daunting. When you consult with an architect early on, you gain the benefit of many years of experience in design, construction, and avoiding the pitfalls that come with custom home building. Lawrence S. Schreiber, AIA – Architect has been through the process himself, designing and building his own Lakewood, NJ home. Even if you only have a rough idea of what you want, you can begin the process by looking through idea books, seeing other houses in your neighborhood, or describing what you need to the Architect, and then get an idea of what is feasible, and what is affordable. Call us today, before you purchase land or hire a contractor! You will be happy you did.

Kosher Homes

Keeping kosher is an important part of many Jews’ lives and, increasingly, their homes are reflecting that. Especially in Orthodox communities, there’s a market for houses and condos specifically designed with a religious lifestyle in mind. People interested in making their homes kosher-convenient have two main options. Whether building a new home or modifying an existing one, they can work with an Architect to tailor the home to their needs. When possible, it’s best to use someone with previous experience working with kosher homes or familiar with Jewish law. And it’s a good idea to view samples of his or her previous work to make sure the aesthetics are the right fit. Mr. Schreiber has over 30 years experience serving the Orthodox community. We would be happy to help you design your new home or give advice on preparing your existing home for “Kashering.”

Contemporary Residential Architecture

Clean lines, smooth surfaces, exposed structural elements are key elements of contemporary design.  This does not mean your home will be stark or cold. Accents of wood tones, warm fabrics, and classical elements like fire places still give contemporary houses the feeling of ‘home.’ We use steel, concrete, glass, and wood combined in lss homeexciting ways to reveal exciting open space plans in the contemporary style. Choosing contemporary design style for your home can set you apart from your neighbors and provide you with a unique living space tailored specifically to your living style and aesthetic taste. Mr. Schreiber’s own Lakewood, NJ home is designed in this style.

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