The McHugh Architectural Trend Report

A New Vibe for Our Beach Town

Before the Holiday-Hustle takes over, I wanted to send you our latest Architectural Trend Report. We’ve been lucky to work with the best mid-size developers in the area to design specialty buildings.

Recently we completed a mix-use project entitled “125 Main” (real original, I know) that we are proud to have been a part of. The simple, clean design complements our coastal community and elevates the space for inspiring living & commerce.

We’re grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this project in downtown Manasquan.

If we can provide architectural services to you in 2020, please reach out directly to me. I want to learn about your projects to see how we can support one another.

About the Cover: This new building’s proportion and scale lend itself well to Main Street, with generous volumes for living spaces. The traditional pilasters, Frieze board, brackets, copper flashing, are quality details that create a classic historic building façade committed to quality.

Designing a commercial building has its unique dynamics and timeline. To ensure the success of this project from the beginning, we considered all the requirements of the interested parties. Our goals are to design a structure that inspires and unites the community, tenants, and property owners.

The design needed to entice future tenants. Using metropolitan accents that you’d find in a NY historic building a with a blend of a modern layout created the best-of-both-worlds. The details are yielding to top dollar renters.


French in-swing windows with a balcony allows for a birds-eye-view of the community, and natural light and fresh breezes flowing through the living room.

  • warm white oak wood floors.
  • Custom tile throughout the bathrooms.
  • Wainscoting throughout living space.
  • French doors leading out to a balcony allows interaction with light, nature, and the bustling community below.

A modern peninsula kitchen that allows guests to eat at the bar. Allowing for open views to the outside and enjoying their company while cooking. The stackable washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer in a laundry closet. White quartz countertops, 10’ ceilings, spacious bedrooms, and generous natural light.

Rooftop parties are perfect for gazing at the stars and catching the beach fireworks! This well-planned design has millennial written all over it!

  • Two one-bedroom units
  • One Two-bedroom unit has access to a (rooftop garden gate). Commercial space is on the ground floor.
  • Storage for tenants is in the basement.