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New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Feature Stories

Paradise Found: A Lake Mohawk Oasis

For this active family, life on Lake Mohawk is a recreational heaven on Earth.

By Lauren Payne

Soothing Spaces: Home Meditation Rooms

As outside stress builds, many New Jersey homeowners are looking inside for tranquility. The result: Unique home spaces designed to soothe the soul.

By Lauren Payne

Love at First Sight

There’s room for everyone, adults and kids alike, in this tidy riverfront home designed for family gatherings.

By Lauren Payne

Greys' Garden: Planting a New Life

Leaving a busy suburban lifestyle for acres of untended land, this Readington Township couple shouldered the constant demands of gardening. Taking the time to stop and smell the roses, they now reap the rewards.

By Lauren Payne

To Lift or Not to Lift?

Shore residents are faced with a costly conundrum of elevating their homes.

By Lauren Payne

High and Dry: A Sea Girt Home Spared from Sandy

Spared the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, this Sea Girt home, perched high on a dune, is the perfect nest for family fun.

By Lauren Payne

Manasquan: Replace

After Sandy wrecked her 1940s Cape-style home, Manasquan resident Rita Gurry decided to replace it with a modular home.

By Lauren Payne

Lights, Camera, Rebuild: 'This Old House' Documents Sandy Repairs

Following the worst devastation the Shore has seen in decades, the PBS series This Old House documents the repair or replacement of three Sandy-ravaged homes.

By Lauren Payne

Bright Ideas: Interior Designers Talk Shop

What happens when you ask nine award-winning interior designers to lunch? They bring a few of their favorite things for us to ooh and aah over.

By Lauren Payne

Curtain Call: Choosing Window Treatments

A multitude of options makes choosing the right window treatment a challenge. We’ve called in the experts.

By Lauren Payne

Concrete Thinking: A Surprising Material Brings a Dream Kitchen to Life

This imaginative New Vernon homeowner (and busy mother of five) wanted rustic and rugged in her new kitchen. Her wish list included a stone sink. Hard to find. Her vision was realized thanks to an unexpected material.

By Lauren Payne

Point Pleasant: Raise

Point Pleasant homeowners Carlos and Maria Santos raised their house above flood level requirements, before getting the go-ahead from FEMA.

By Lauren Payne

Bay Head: Restore

Christine and Jed Laird decided to restore their summer cottage in Bay Head, one of the oldest in town.

By Lauren Payne

A Healthy Obsession: Homegrown Food Makes a House a Home

As a girl, she learned to love fresh, simple food. Now this South Brunswick homeowner grows her own, cooks for friends (and the needy) and teaches healthy eating to others.

By Lauren Payne

Photo by Laura Moss.

Home & Garden

Coming Home: Post-Sandy Home Renovation

For Shore dwellers, the post-Sandy saga continues as they repair, rebuild and share their storm stories.

By Lauren Payne

Photos by Jeffrey Totaro

Cottage Charisma: An Avalon Summer Home Boasts Coastal Aesthetic

With an eye for detail and a coastal aesthetic, this summer home in Avalon celebrates the simple charms of Shore living.

By Lauren Payne

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