Early on, the Kennebec team set out to create a special place on Lake Martin. One of the ways they did that was to lay out a Design Vision and articulate that through eight specific Design Principles, which you can read in their entirety on the design page.

But, to help everyone understand them a little better, we will be posting videos with our project architects talking about them. Jason Dunham of Nequette Architecture & Design explains this first one. Jason is Kennebec’s Project Architect and here he talks about the reason why we want the homes built at Kennebec to integrate into the landscape. Jason even uses the term “hug the landscape,” which is perfect way to describe the architecture “growing out of the landscape.” This stands in contrast to some developments that seem more like the home and road construction was imposed upon the environment – it’s the complete opposite at Kennebec.

Because we have such a beautiful site, we don’t want to spoil the very natural setting so the goal throughout the design and building process has been to preserve and sustain as much of the natural environment as possible. As the founder of Nequette Architecture and Design, Louis Nequette, likes to say, “We will design homes with a scalpel, not an axe at Kennebec – so your views can be achieved without unnecessary destruction on the lot and your home will be nestled into the woods.” This is much like how the oldest cabins and retreats built on the lake were conceived and constructed – and why they have been cherished by families for generations.

At Kennebec on Lake Martin, as Jason put it, “the goal is to preserve the old lake culture that we know and love from previous generations.” The design principles help do this by encouraging more human scaled homes – not massive blocks that wipe out every piece of vegetation on the lot.

Does this sound like a community that would be a good fit for you and your family? Please contact Miller Dark.

Also, here is a link to another great video where Jason answers the question, “What is the minimum square footage required for a home built at Kennebec?”