Developing Story

The demand for lake community homes continues to climb and the team behind Reynolds Lake Oconee ( is answering with the launch of its newest neighborhood, Richland Pointe. “We knew from the start that we couldn’t go wrong with the land we were going to develop,” says Reynolds COO Tim Hong of the 500-acre area, of which lots are being released on a rolling basis. “The natural beauty and amenities were perfect.” To further enhance its prime position on the lake, amenities will include a new lakeside spa with infinity-edge pool, wellness center with state-of-the-art Biocircuit adaptive training system by Technogym and an expansive restaurant with lake views, all set to open this summer. Architect Lew Oliver, who is designing the community’s homes, has drawn heavily on history to create the Vernacular-, Federal- and Greek Revival-inspired homes. “They are forms that are derived from Southern traditional architecture that promote a lot of outdoor living on porches, and a lot of light on many sides of the rooms,” he says. “The detailing will be cleaned up, streamlined and made very fresh and vital.” Look for spacious front porches, multipane sash windows, French doors and plenty of green space.