E. Architectural style
The following guidelines are intended to assist in creating a cohesive neighbourhood, rich with controlled creativity, variety and style. Rather than identify certain architectural styles, emphasis is placed on the importance of the front entry, as opposed to the garage, including a well detailed door, window trims, and an attractive palate of materials and colors.
Permitted wall finishes:
a. Acrylic stucco, cementitious stucco
b. Cement fiber siding – horizontal, vertical or shingle profile
c. Brick, stone or cultured stone must be implemented on each home. As suggested, minimum of 25% of the front elevation should be clad in these materials. In addition, the use of these materials must wrap a minimum of 20” on the flanking sidewalls at a similar height as the front elevation.
d. Wood accents will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Not permitted wall finishes:
a. Wood siding, hardboard pre-finished siding, metal siding.
b. Vinyl siding.
Permitted wall colors:
a. The use of earth tone colors is recommended for the main body and trim color. Stark White wall finishes will not be permitted. Off-whites will be reviewed on an individual basis.
b. Primary colors are not permitted for body or trim colors. Alternate colors will be reviewed on an individual basis, after color samples are submitted with the approval process.
Permitted windows and garage doors:
a. Prefinished metal clad wood or PVC and white or colored PVC windows are permitted.
b. Primary colors will be reviewed on an individual basis.
c. White garage doors are discouraged and will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Permitted door types:
a. Wood, fiberglass, or painted metal doors are permitted.
b. The use of transoms and sidelights are recommended.
c. Paint colors to be submitted for review.
Permitted roof materials:
a. Asphalt shingles with a design feature (such as Cathedral XL from Iko), fiberglass, Enviro-shake, and cedar shakes are permitted.
b. Prefinished metal roofs are permitted in dark neutral colors in a standing seam type only.
c. Other roof types will be permitted on an individual basis.
Not permitted roof materials:
a. Standard flat “3-tab” asphalt shingles with no shading or architectural design feature.
b. Concrete roof tiles (i.e. Spanish style)
Permitted exterior trims:
a. The use of trims is required for doors and windows on the street side of the home. Certain architectural styles lend themselves better to no trims. These will be reviewed on an individual basis.
b. The use of trims is recommended for doors and windows on all sides of the home.
c. Trims may be stained wood, painted concrete, stucco build-outs, or alternate stucco textures.
d. The type, size, and color of these trims should be in keeping with the style and aesthetic of the structure.
e. The sides of homes facing streets located at intersections, street ends or corner lots must be finished to the same degree as front elevation requirements.
f. Houses with elevations facing open or green space require same the same level of detailing as the front elevation.
g. All garage doors on “Prestige” lots require trim packages to compliment front facing doors and windows.
Permitted soffit, fascia and eaves trough:
a. Prefinished metal, stained wood, and painted cement board soffits and fascia are permitted. b. Prefinished aluminum eaves trough and downspouts are permitted. Permitted roof slopes: a. Roof pitches shall be a minimum of 4 in 12 and a maximum of 12 in 12.
b. Certain architectural styles lend themselves to a roof pitch less than 4 in 12 and a single pitch. These will be reviewed on an individual basis.
c. Flat roofs are not permitted.
d. Curved roofs will be reviewed on an individual basis.
a. Chimneys must be finished consistent with the finish of the house.
b. Corbelling is required. No exposed prefinished metal chimneys will be permitted.