2024 Homestead Magazine


Homestead Magazine


With Future Generations In Mind


Story By
Kelsey Dayton

Photos By
Corey Lack Photography

Every custom home has its own style and requires its own custom mix of quality, budget and schedule. Whether it’s a rustic timber-and-stone home or a clean-lined contemporary design, an enviably robust budget or one that requires painstaking care to preserve, Seven Generations Construction energetically pursues its clients’ goals.

Founded in 2007 by Matt Somers, Seven Generations Construction is committed to providing high quality homes that are built to stand the test of time. The company is also committed to sustainable building practices. Its name is a nod to a Native American practice of making decisions with future generations in mind. 7GC works to minimize waste, maximize efficiency and build resource-responsible homes.

A linear theme runs throughout this home, from the floors to the walls. “It’s clean and simple aesthetically, but it still has all the features that make a home warm and comfortable, like fireplaces, natural light and beautiful views,” says Matt Somers, owner of Seven Generations Construction.

Somers moved to Jackson in 1998 after working in construction for four years in New England. He worked for a Jackson building company for nine years before starting Seven Generations Construction. “With 20 years of high-end building experience in Jackson,” he says, “I haven’t seen it all, but I’ve seen a lot of it.”

Our entire construction team takes so much pride in handing over the highest quality home possible given the goals of that particular project.

Somers has kept his company small enough that he is involved on some level with every project. “On some projects we work with an architect to hone in on all the details, and on others I spend more time with the homeowner picking out tile, paint colors, etc. We customize the process to work for the rest of the team on the project.”

Whitewashed tongue-and-groove birch was used on the floors and walls, with horizontal lines coursing consistently throughout the house.

He continues, “7GC is fortunate to have a great crew of awesome craftsmen who truly care about the quality of their work. The honesty and integrity of our entire team helps to make this process fun and rewarding.”

The client for the home featured here was also the architect. She knew what she wanted, and Somers collaborated with her to make sure her vision came to life. It’s his favorite part of the job: seeing a project evolve from an idea to a finished physical home.

The home exterior resembles a New England farmhouse, while the interior is contemporary. Seven Generations Construction prides itself on its ability to work with clients and bring any style of home to life.