Important Items to Coordinate With Your Builder

  1. Please submit a complete package to the New Construction Committee.
  2. Make sure that you have consent from the New Construction Committee before you start your home.
  3. You may have to conduct a tree survey before starting your home, depending on which neighborhood you are building in.
  4. Make sure your builder consults the neighborhood guidelines to determine how high your home must sit above the street curb. The elevation is determined by using the curb directly in front of your house. Each neighborhood may be different and it is imperative to establish the correct elevation for your slab.
  5. Make sure that the builder has verified that the forms are set in accordance with the set back requirements for your neighborhood.
  6. Make sure that the New Construction Committee approves the windows before they are ordered. Some builders have changed windows because of price but then realize that they do not meet Graywood Specifications.
  7. All stacks and vents must be painted to match the color of your roof unless copper is used.
  8. Once your construction is underway, if any changes are contemplated please present them to Carolyn Marcantel (337-602-6153) for approval.
  9. The Homeowner is responsible for replacing any sidewalks that are damaged during your home construction. If you have your contractor locate where your driveway is going, then limit access to that area, you should not have to repair damaged sidewalks.
  10. The landscaping is very important at Graywood. Please follow the guidelines when submitting your landscape plan. Please submit a professionally drawn landscape plan to scale and please provide all of the information that we request. We must have it before approving your home.

Remember we are here to help you during construction but it is your responsibility as the Homeowner to abide by the Guidelines of Graywood and to make sure that your builder cooperates. We are proud of our community and take our guidelines very seriously.

Thank you,
Gene R. Dark                                                     
C.O.O. Graywood



Examples of Preferred Construction at Graywood

The small hooded exterior spot light must be used. No exceptions are allowed.

The committee strongly recommends that the window trim be at least 4 inches measured from the inside edge of the brick or siding trim to the glass edge as illustrated. This picture shows a piece of brick mould trim added to the window at the factory to achieve the 4 inch dimension. The committee has adopted an absolute minimum standard of 3 inches in width.

Examples of Preferred Construction at Graywood

Landscape beds must be curved and the A/C unit well screened with plants.

The use of concrete columns is strongly recommended.  Wood or stucco columns are allowed. Beam wraps should be constructed of either hardy board or real wood.  Stucco, vinyl or metal is not allowed on beams.

Examples of Preferred Construction at Graywood

Chimneys must be treated in brick or stucco. Arched copper chimney covers and/or brick that matches the rest of the house is preferred. Please refer to the chimney section of the guidelines for more information. The use of siding of any kind is not permitted.


Examples of Preferred Construction at Graywood

These photos represent the preferred construction of a courtyard fence or wall. Fountains are allowed but must be concealed from view from the street by a solid wall or fence. Fountains placed in the back yard must be screened by full size landscaping. All fountains must be submitted for approval and their location reflected on the landscape plan. Please review the landscape section of the guidelines for more information.

Examples of Preferred Construction at Graywood

Exterior shutters must be equal to one half the window width and equal to the window height. Tie back hardware is required regardless if the shutters are operable or stationary. Some neighborhood guidelines may require that the shutters be operable. Please check your neighborhood guidelines for compliance.