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Long Island developer builds all-American home

Mark Baisch, of Landmark Properties, stands on the

Mark Baisch, of Landmark Properties, stands on the site of a home being built in July 2010 in his Vistas development in East Moriches. Credit: Newsday, 2010 / Thomas A. Ferrara

Just in time for Independence Day, a Long Island builder has announced he is constructing a home using only materials made in the United States.

The 2,000-square-foot ranch in the 17-home Vistas at East Moriches development is called the Americana, and all its components – from its foundation and roof to all the nails – were made in this country, according to the builder, Landmark Properties of Suffolk in Rocky Point. In addition, all the contractors were based on Long Island. A groundbreaking was held on June 28, and the home is expected to be complete by late November.

The home has already found a buyer, who paid $500,000 before the builder announced its decision to build it entirely from American-made materials, according to Landmark. The builder plans to construct 18 homes in Miller Place, all from American-made materials.

The developer is “100 percent committed to the economic recovery of our country,” Landmark owner Mark Baisch said in a statement.

Photo: Developer Mark Baisch on his East Moriches property where he is now building a house with all-American materials.

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