Why it Worked: The New Jersey shore location and prices far below those in the northern counties of the state are a big draw for active adults, as are the homes' stone-detailed exteriors and open-plan interiors.

  • Custom options include the addition of full basements and a wide range of extra living spaces.
  • Site layout encompasses almost 400 acres of pine tree–surrounded land, curvilinear streets, and cul-de-sacs. Atypical terrain allows for decks instead of patios.
  • Best-selling, 1,700-square-foot Newport model can be expanded to include a 400-square-foot upstairs loft with bedroom and bath.
  • Planned two-clubhouse recreational complex will offer such resort amenities as pools (indoors and out), tennis courts, and a place to play bocce ball.
  • Project Credits

    Project: Heritage Point, Barnegat, N.J.; Sales started: July 2003; Sales through December 2003: 350; Units planned: 921; Price: $197,000 to $286,000; Unit size: 1,350 to 2,500 square feet;

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    Builder/Developer: Mignatti Cos., Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; Architect: Barton & Associates, Norristown, Pa.; Land planner/Landscape architect: WSB Engineering Group, Toms River, N.J.; Interior designer: Home Design Services, Gibbsboro, N.J.