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Kennebec Design Principle 1: Hug the Landscape

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Kennebec is Lake Martin’s newest waterfront community. I am the listing agent there for the developer’s lots for sale.

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 the Design Vision, and articulate that through eight specific Design Principles.

In the above video, Jason Dunham of Nequette Architecture & Design explains one of them. Jason is Kennebec’s Project Architect and here he talks about the reason why they want the homes built there to integrate into the landscape. Jason even uses the term “hug the landscape,” which I think is a spot on way to describe the feel that they want the architecture there to feel like it is “growing out of the landscape.” This stands in contrast to some developments that I think seem more like the home and road construction was imposed upon the environment.

We don’t want to spoil the very natural setting that brought us to Lake Martin in the first place. The goal throughout the design and building process is to preserve and sustain as much of the natural environment as possible. Kennebec-selected architects will design homes with a scalpel, not an axe – 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.” They 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 call me at the number at the top of the page or contact me here on this form.

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?”