Current Projects                                                              12/7/2018


“Transformation continues at Allenberry Resort & Playhouse”
"A new single-family Residential Community, Allenberry Farm, Orvis Fly-Fishing endorsement and more…”

Boiling Springs, PA (December 4, 2018) - Camp Hill native, Mike Kennedy, is leading the development team that is
continuing to transform the Allenberry Resort & Playhouse in Monroe Township, Cumberland County. The new
project, dubbed “The Porches of Allenberry”, is located adjacent to the resort. The official groundbreaking
ceremony for The Porches will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 2 pm at the site.  

Just over a year after the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the renovated Allenberry Resort & Playhouse, the
owners, Mike & Katie Kennedy are unveiling their plans for a farmhouse style 128 single-family residential
community connecting to the resort. Mike and Katie purchased the property in 2016 from the Heinze family. In
1944 Charles A.B. Heinze had a vision for a resort and playhouse when he purchased the property along the
Yellow Breeches Creek. 74 years later, the Kennedy’s have a similar vision. The basis of this project was on the
principle of how towns had been built for centuries: walkable, amenities near housing, and accessibility to public
spaces. Some of the new amenities will include a farm, the “Allenberry Farm,” free ranged chickens, a local CSA
for produce and other locally sourced food and products. The farm will carry on the “farm-to-table” concept at The
Barn Restaurant.

The outdoor activities guide at Allenberry creates a weekly schedule that includes fly fishing, biking, hiking, rock
climbing, shooting, kayaking. In addition, the Resort received a significant milestone by earning the Orvis
endorsement. “We are thankful to now be part of the Orvis family of endorsed lodges. “As a part of this exclusive
brand we will be welcoming guests from all over the world who appreciate the Orvis brand, their products and their
values.” said Mike Kennedy.

What is reflected in the hand-hewn wood, industrial caged filament bulbs and rolling barn doors at the resort are
the fundamental elements found in the modern farmhouse floor plans. Renowned architect and urban planner,
Michael Medick of
KTGY, has spent his career as part of the new urbanism movement. His deep understanding of
the desires of people to maintain privacy, to live in homes that are both practical and beautiful, and his
commitment to the natural products with low maintenance mindfulness has generated some of the most unique,
high-profile neighborhoods in the nation. Mr. Medick has served as chairman of the American Institute of
Architects (AIA) National Housing Committee and a member of AIA’s Livable Communities Committee.

The new urbanist streets are designed for people, for mobility and for access to public spaces. A multi-modal
paved path will connect directly to the resort. This active lifestyle will enjoy golf carts, bicycles or going by foot on a
broad network of pathways connect to the resort and the farm. Public, manicured lawns will feature things like
bocce courts, gazebos and gardens. There will be a fitness lawn for Pilates and Yoga. “We have created a
special, a thriving community. Our way of life is unique, historic, kindred. Our guests and now residents can
experience a highly active lifestyle built around a holistic community of sportsmen, organic farmers, chefs,
artisans, theatrical players and woodland explorers. We welcome you to join us, and now, come stay a while!” said
Mike Kennedy.

The Appalachian Trail runs alongside the Children’s Lake of Boiling Springs. This storybook town has welcomed
Allenberry visitors for decades. As the resort and community grow, all will benefit from the reciprocal effect of
thousands of visitors. An example of this is TCO Fly Shop. They have helped outfit, educate and influence
explorers and anglers. The Yellow Breeches, bordering the community, is said to be one of the most exceptional
fly-fishing creeks in the world.

Located in the Cumberland Valley School District, the location and setting are incomparable to any other
community in Central PA. It is truly extraordinary, a historic preservation with heart. An exceptional revitalization
that is luxurious, yet unpretentious. Only 25 minutes to the capital city of Harrisburg, 1.5 hours to Philadelphia and
Baltimore, 3 hours to New York City and Pittsburgh.

Design Build Custom Construction is a long-standing Central PA builder whose quality, delivery of
expectations and relations with local suppliers make them the perfect fit for the best value with this caliber of
products. The first homes will begin in early 2019 with an expected delivery of Summer. Upon completion, within
four years, there will be 128 homes, community lawns, pathways and a private meeting house. There are four
distinct home plans that can be customized from single level living to two story designs. All floor plans feature a
main level owner suite, a minimum of two car garage and above grade expansion storage.
Cutting edge, 21st Century use of LAND and MATERIALS.
Spectacular craftmanship with gorgeous finishes.
Offering the BEST value for your hard earned dollar.
Mission Statement

To design and build homes that fit in with the surrounding elements and the existing
community, while
NEVER losing focus on the CUSTOMER, ENVIRONMENT and
Copyright 2019  Design Build
Custom Construction, LLC
Design Build
Construction, LLC.
-Value        -Integrity        -Craftsmanship
Introducing the Porches at Allenberry
(see press release below)
  • Amazing mountain views
  • Resort amenities
  • Amazing floorplans to chose from
For more information please visit Porches at the Allenberry