Kennebec at Lake Martin
Escape, Custom Homes, Studio Jones
Level Up House
Jones Pierce has a long-term working relationship with this client, spanning a generation of time over four projects on three homes.
Looking back on our journey, from the fantastic view of our current result, we can see an evolved leveling up of how our clients wanted to live in each environment when they chose to make it their own.
The clients wanted a location “not too close to the road, and not too far below grade” while embracing the site and taking advantage of views. We needed to find the perfect “flat spot” or as flat as the steeply sloped site could offer. A pre-existing depression at the front of the lot we believed to be an old logging road expressed itself as the natural driveway entrance.
In a community of mountain homes with a traditional Appalachian-style leaning – the clients knew they wanted something unique.
This required Jones Pierce to be creative with the gray areas of the guidelines and work with the reviewing board early in the design process. As the architects, we wanted to push the design boundaries by introducing dynamic roof lines to create a compound look, sleeker materials, and atypical framing methods that would allow is to develop atypical window openings.