Contemporary Beach block Home

Project Description

This Margate beach block contemporary residence takes full advantage of the ocean views.  Easily recognizable with it's wall of two story glass, the beach views are spectacular.  An "upside down house" the structure has a full ground floor that consists of a garage, a "playroom extension" of the rear yard and lots of storage.  The first floor houses 3 bedrooms, several bathrooms, laundry, and Bonus Room.  Up the stairs awaits the grand open Great Room with Kitchen, Dining, and a two story Living Room.  The home office and full bath complete this floor  The front covered deck, provides amazing views and breezes, as if you were already sitting on the beach.  The 3rd floor master suite comes with a lovely "reading" loft and access to the top sun deck - where the views reach all the way to Atlantic City.  This is one of two houses designed by TJC Architect on  the 2019 JFS House Tour.

What they say:

This may be the best compliment I have ever received:


“…..even if Terri asked me to let a 

   pack of wild dogs into my house, I 

  would have to say yes.  She did 

 an amazing job.”

                             Jamie Sheller

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Margate Beach House with Pool

Project Description

This beautiful and spacious Margate home, on an oversized lot complete with pool,  is large enough for the entire extended family to come and stay. The large inviting covered  front porch leads into a spectacular Great Room with a gourmet kitchen. There is a separate entry for the pool area with its own bath. The study/guest room with bath and the laundry room round out the first floor. The second floor wrap around deck offers views of the pool below as well the ocean beyond. In addition to the master bedroom, the second floor also has another three bedrooms and two more bathrooms. Every bedroom has views to the water and access to an outdoor space. One more bedroom and full bathroom can be found on the third floor, along with one of the  best spaces in the house – the huge  loft.

What they say:

Our decision on which architect to hire was easy … Terri designed the houses we admired most.  From the outset, she was a calming influence.  She asked questions that allowed us to think about and describe our likes and dislikes and what we wanted from our summer retreat.  We  appreciated her dedication to the project and her attention to detail.  Having her as a liaison and our advocate with the builder and various contractors proved to be an important asset and relief for us.   Her involvement made this a memorable and rewarding experience, one that we now wholly recommend. My family enjoyed its first full summer in our new house.  It is everything and more that we dreamed it to be. 

Leslie and Stuart Berman   

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new england cottage in margate

Project Description

This New England Cottage is actually located in Margate, NJ.  Built on the footprint of the existing structure, this new beach house, completed in 2007, has an inviting open first floor plan. The dining room, in stage center, sits under a barrel vault ceiling. Beautiful open stairs lead to the next level. The second floor boasts not one, but two master bedroom suites, along with two additional bedrooms and a hall bath. The third floor completes the home with yet another bedroom suite and a large playroom. The exterior feels cozy with its stone façade, shingle style siding, and craftsman designed columns. The house graced the cover of the February/March issue of From House to Home magazine.

What they say:

“Our vision of a “beach cottage” was delivered above and beyond our expectations. No one can believe how spacious and functional this house is, sitting on our original lot. Our family loves and utilizes every room. Working with Terri was truly a pleasure, and her ability to take a concept to fruition was superb. Thanks again for a job well done!”

Barry and Marlene Green

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longport victorian

Project Description

This three story Victorian residence, located on a main thoroughfare in Longport, NJ has been impeccably finished inside and out.  Each detail of this lovely home has been carefully thought out. and executed.  It was included on the 2014 JFS House Tour.  The grand front stairs lead to the first floor deck and front entry.   The second floor deck  provides both ocean and bay views.  The centerpiece of the house is the three story stairwell, with a fantastic sculpture of seaside symbols rising through all three stories.  The house has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a Great Room with kitchen, living and dining, a large Bonus Room, and two fireplaces.

What they say:

Talented, creative and APPROACHABLE. Terri was a dream to work with and was available throughout our entire build and ready to help with any surprises.”  

Sally Katz and David Price

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 This Longport home was gutted, raised to above the flood plain, and then had one and a half stories added to it.  See the final renovation in the next photo.


This one story Longport residence needed to grow to meet the needs of its new family.  Located on a



This beach front 1.5 story Cape Cod residence turned it's back on its ocean  views.  The renovated structure, which sits on the existing foot print, ,does just the opposite.  See the new design in the next photo.



 From its highly recognizable two story turret, you can see from Ocean City to Atlantic City.   This magnificent home has five bedrooms, two great rooms, a grand master suite and a meditation room. It was the featured home in the Sept 2007 issue of From House to Home magazine. 



 The transformation of this beach block, Longport house, from a 1950’s traditional rancher to a dramatic two story contemporary was nothing short of amazing.  See the final result in the next photo.



 Featured in the Fall 2002 issue of Design NJ magazine, the house takes full advantage of its proximity to the beach. The interior gray paneling has been replaced with tinted, glare and heat reduction glazing that allows the house to offer beach views from every room 


Turret with a view


Ventnor beach front turret with views of both Atlantic City and Ocean City

Classic curved stairway


Custom designed curved stairway

Custom Kitchen


Cherry wood pillow edged cabinets with 4 unique counter top materials

Home Spa


Spa Room with whirlpool tub, waterwall and fireplace

Pet Dining Center


Custom designed stainless steel feeding center with water bowl filler

Great room open floor plan


Wide open space with contiguous  Living room, Dining room, and kitchen