Neighborhood Supplemental Guidelines

Blue Sage

NOTE: This supplement is in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood identified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

Architectural Standards:
Minimum Square Footage – 2200 sq. feet
Maximum Square Footage – 3500 sq. feet

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

Exterior Detail
  1. Soffits – No variance
  2. Foundations – No variance
  3. Siding – No variance
  4. Shutters – No variance
  5. Windows – No variance
  6. Roofs – No variance
  7. Garages/Garage Door – No variance
  8. Doors – No variance
  9. Chimneys – No variance
  10. Decks – No variance
  11. Site Standards
  12. Setback Requirements
  13. Front – 35’
  14. Side – 10’
  15. Corner Lot Side Setback – 15’
  16. Rear – 20’
  17. Special Setbacks – 35’ on lots 1 through 22
  18. Driveways – No variance
  19. Fences – No variance
  20. Landscape – No variance
  21. Construction Timeline
  22. The commencement and completion of construction shall be within two years after the transfer of title to the Unit to the Owner. In accordance with Section 4.3 of the Declaration, each Owner shall submit an application for the construction of a dwelling or residence within one year after the date the Unit is transferred to the Owner. Once construction is commenced, it shall be diligently pursued to completion, and shall be completed with one year of commencement.

 

 

Indigo

 

NOTE: This supplement is in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood indentified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

Architectural Standards:
Minimum Square Footage – 2800 sq. feet
Maximum Square Footage – N/A
NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.
Exterior Detail

  1. Soffits – No variance
  2. Foundations – No variance
  3. Siding – No variance
  4. Shutters – No variance
  5. Windows – No variance
  6. Roofs – No variance
  7. Garages/Garage Doors – No variance
  8. Doors – No variance
  9. Chimneys – No variance
  10. Decks – No variance
  11. Site Standards
  12. Setback Requirements
    Front – 50'
    Side – 15'
    Rear – 25'
    Special Rear Setbacks – 35' on lots 1 through 22
    Driveways – No variance
    Fences – No variance
    Landscape – No variance

 

 

Persimmon

NOTE: This supplement is in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood identified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

 

Architectural Standards:

Minimum Square Footage – 2500 sq. feet

Maximum Square Footage – N/A

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

 

    1. Exterior Detail
    2. Soffits – No variance
    3. Foundations – No variance
    4. Siding – No variance
    5. Shutters – No variance
    6. Windows – No variance
    7. Roofs – No variance
    8. Garages/Garage Doors – No variance
    9. Doors – No variance
    10. Chimneys – No variance
    11. Decks – No variance
    12. Site Standards
    13. Setback Requirements
    14. Front – 50’
    15. Side – 10’
    16. Rear – 20’
    17. Special Setbacks – 35’ on Golf and Gray Plantation Drive
    18. Driveways – No variance
    19. Fences – No variance
    20. Landscape – No variance

     

 

Lemongrass

NOTE: This supplement is in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood indentified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

 

Architectural Standards – (i.e. Creole Cottage, Acadian Cottage, French Country, West Indies, French Colonial, Bracket House, Garden Cottage).

Minimum Square Footage – 1650 sq. feet

Maximum Square Footage – 2600 sq. feet  (Increased from 2400 per Board approval 4-5-16)

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

Exterior Detail:

1.  Soffits – Porch & roof soffit can be vinyl.

2.  Foundations – Minimum 20” from curb of street.
3.  Siding – Front facades will be permitted (i.e. brick front with side and rear elevations of siding).

4.  Shutters – Tie backs not required.

5.  Windows – No variance on front. Vinyl with interior mullions allowed on side and rear only. Aluminum not allowed.

6.  Roofs – No variance

7.  Garage/Garage Door:  Front entry allowed with 20’ minimum setback from front of primary structure.

Single bay allowed.

8.  Doors – No variance on front. The side and rear can be metal.

9.  Chimneys – Material must be consistent with the exterior of the house.

10. Decks – Painted decks are not required.

11. Preferred exterior color palette.

12. Individual House and Streetscape Massing – Identical or similar massings and architectural styles adjacent to or across the street from one another is discouraged.
13. Gutters- The use of gutters is not required.  If used, it is highly recommended that all down spouts extend below grade and shall be connected to a subsurface drain or pop-up drain or discharge directly into a rock bed. Discharge onto driveways/sidewalks is prohibited. Corner downspouts that are within 10ft from the front corner of the home must discharge into a rock bed that is a minimum of 24 inches wide or subsurface with a pop up valve.  Beyond 10ft. from the front corner, the downspout can discharge directly onto the lawn.  If there are landscape beds, the downspouts must be through the bed and can discharge to the lawn at the edge of the bed.

Site Standards :

    1. Setback Requirements
    2. Front – 30’ (Build to line)
    3. Side – 5’
    4. Corner Lot Side Setback – 15’
    5. Rear – 20’
    6. Special Setbacks – N/A
    7. Driveways – Straight front and side entry are allowed.
    8. Fences – No variance.

9.  Landscape – Provide $2,500.00 or 1.5% of cost of house and lot whichever is greater in accordance with general guidelines. Sides and back is preferred but not required. Corner lots must have tree massing. See attached exhibit for details.
10.  Irrigation is preferred but not required.
11.  Trash container, mechanical and utility equipment screening is preferred.

 

Camellia

NOTE: This supplement is in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood identified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

 

Architectural Standards: See Camellia Design Booklet. All modifications to the Camellia plans must be presented to the NCC for approval.

Minimum Square Footage – 2000 sq. feet

Maximum Square Footage – 3000 sq. feet

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

Exterior Detail: 

      1. Soffits - Porch and roof soffits can be vinyl.
      2. Foundations – Minimum 30” above curb.
      3. Siding – Front facades will be permitted (i.e. Combination brick and siding, stucco).

4. Shutters – No variance

5. Windows – No variance

6. Roofs – No variance

7. Garages/Garage Doors – Front entry allowed with 10’ minimum setback from front of primary structure. No variance on garage doors.
8. Doors – No variance

9. Chimneys – Material must be consistent with exterior of house.

10.Decks – Painted decks are not required.

11. Preferred historical color palette.

12. Gutters- The use of gutters is not required.  If used, it is highly recommended that all down spouts extend below grade and shall be connected to a subsurface drain or pop-up drain or discharge directly into a rock bed. Discharge onto driveways/sidewalks is prohibited. Corner downspouts that are within 10ft from the front corner of the home must discharge into a rock bed that is a minimum of 24 inches wide or subsurface with a pop up valve.  Beyond 10ft. from the front corner, the downspout can discharge directly onto the lawn.  If there are landscape beds, the downspouts must be through the bed and can discharge to the lawn at the edge of the bed.

 

 

Setback Requirements :

  1. Front – 10ft. (Build to line)
  2. Side – 5ft.
  3. Corner Lot Side Setback – 5ft.
  4. Rear – 5ft.
  5. Driveways – Straight front allowed.
  6. Fences – See attached front fencing designs and placement. Rear fencing is permitted on the property line with open fencing (i.e. Wrought Iron). Screening can be accomplished with landscaping on the inside of the property line. Closed fencing in private courtyards must be presented to NCC for approval.
  7. Landscape – Provide 1.5% of cost of house and lot including sod. 2% required on Lots 7-14 due to front & rear exposure. Sides are preferred but not required. Zoysia grass is required.
  8. Irrigation is required.
  9. Trash container, mechanical and utility equipment screening is required.
  10. Construction Timeline :  The commencement and completion of construction shall be completed within two years after the transfer of title to the Unit to the Owner. In accordance with Section 4.3 of the Declaration, each Owner shall submit an application for the construction of a dwelling or residence within one year after the date the Unit is transferred to the Owner. Once construction is commenced, it shall be diligently pursued to completion, and shall be completed with one year of commencement.

Lawn Maintenance:  Additional fee for lawn maintenance will be added to the General HOA fee. (See the following for fee breakdown).

 

Camellia Lawn Maintenance Fee Schedule

Quarterly Homeowners Association Fee                $225.00
Quarterly Lawn Maintenance Fee                           $233.50
TOTAL                                                                   $460.00

*Fees will be billed quarterly.

Lawn maintenance will include the following:

  • Mow front and back lawn. No enclosed courtyard/private areas will be maintained by Graywood.
  • Edge sidewalk and driveway.
  • Weed-eat.
  • Blow off sidewalk and driveway.

 

The Lawn Maintenance Fee is mandatory.

NOTE:  The above fees are in force for the year 2017 and are subject to change annually.

 

Azalea

NOTE: These supplemental Architectural Guidelines are in addition to not in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the Azalea Neighborhood, the general Architectural Guidelines shall apply.

 

Architectural Standards: See pre-approved Azalea plans. All modifications to the Azalea plans must be presented to the New Construction Committee (NCC) for approval.

Minimum Square Footage – 1800 sq. feet

Minimum Square Footage – 1400 sq. feet (for first floor in a two story residence)

Maximum Square Footage – N/A

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

Exterior Details:

    1. Soffits – Porch and roof soffit can be vinyl. Plywood or metal soffits are prohibited.
    2. Foundations – Minimum 18 inches above curb measured at the center of the Unit.
    3. Siding – Siding may be wood, cement board, or Smart board. Vinyl siding is prohibited.
    4. Shutters – Shutters shall be proportionate in size to the window. Operable and tie back shutters are optional, but their use is encouraged on the front of residences. Shutters shall be constructed of wood or heavy plastic.
    5. Windows – Vinyl windows with interior mullions are allowed.
    6. Beam Wraps – Front beams must be wrapped with wood or cement board. Rear beams may be wrapped with vinyl, but wood or cement board is preferred.
    7. Roofs – No variance. Roof mounted skylights on primary structure of house are not prohibited.
    8. Garages/Garage Doors – All residences must have a garage. Single bay two-car garage doors are allowed. Front entry garages are prohibited. No garage can be incorporated into the living area of the home without prior approval from the NCC.
    9. Garage Door Header – Garage door headers must be constructed of brick, wood, or cement board. Vinyl headers are prohibited.
    10. .Exterior Doors – All front doors must be wood. Metal and fiberglass doors are allowed on the side and rear of the residence. The use of glass sliding doors on the residence is prohibited.
    11. Chimneys – Chimneys shall be constructed of material which must be consistent with exterior of the house.
    12. Decks – No variance.
    13. Porches – Minimum projection of 3 feet.
    14. Columns – No variance.
    15.  Exterior Lighting – No variance (See general Architectural Guidelines for Graywood’s pre-approved list of flood lights).
    16. Gutters – The use of gutters is not required; however, it is encouraged. If utilized, all down spouts shall extend below grade and shall be connected to a subsurface drain or pop-up drain. Discharge onto driveways/sidewalks is prohibited. Corner downspouts on the side of a home that are within 10ft of the front corner must discharge into the rock bed or subsurface.
    17. Exterior Colors – Preferred historical color palette as approved by the NCC.
    18. Individual House and Streetscape Massing – Similar massing and architectural styles for residences adjacent to or across the street are allowed; however, identical massing and styles shall be prohibited.

 

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Site Standards

Setback Requirements:

      1. Front setbacks – The front property line for all residences shall be on West Azalea Street. The front setback for all residences, with the exception of the residences on Units 9 through 12, inclusive, shall be a minimum of 20 feet from their front property lines. The front setback of the residences on Units 9 through 12, inclusive, shall be a minimum of five feet from the street right of way line for the cul-de-sac.
      2. Rear setbacks – The rear setback of all residences, with the exception of Units 9 and 10, shall be a minimum of 10 feet from their rear property lines. There shall be no minimum rear setback requirement for the residences on Units 9 and 10.
      3. Side Setbacks – The side setback of the residence on Units 1 and 20 shall be a minimum of 15 feet from their north side property lines and a minimum of eight feet six inches from their south side property lines. The side set-backs of the residences on Units 2 through 9, inclusive, shall be a minimum of one foot six inches from their north side property lines and minimum of eight feet six inches from their south side property lines.
      4. Likewise, the side setbacks of the residences on Units 12 through 19, inclusive, shall be a minimum of one foot six inches from their north side property lines and a minimum of eight feet six inches from their south side property lines. The side setback of the residences on Unit 10 and 11 shall be a minimum of one foot six inches from their north side property lines. There shall be no minimum setback requirement from the south side property lines of Units 10 and 11.
      5. No residence shall be closer to any other residence than ten feet. All dimensions specified above shall be exclusive of roof overhangs.
      6. Driveways – Driveway aprons shall be a minimum of 20 feet from the face of the garage door with straight fronts allowed.
      7. Fences – The use of closed fencing is prohibited. Fencing around the side and rear yards must be open fencing (i.e. wrought iron or aluminum). Side fencing cannot exceed back line of house. Rear fencing may follow property line. No fence shall be more than six feet in height. Screening can be accomplished with landscaping on the inside of the property line. The wood fence on the rear of West Azalea lots is owned and must be maintained by West Azalea property owners.
      8. Front Courtyard Fencing – All fencing will be made of brick, stucco, wrought iron, or a combination thereof.
      9. Special Exterior Walls – Each residence constructed on Units 2 through 19, inclusive shall have a “Special Exterior Wall” on its north side, which shall be a brick veneer constructed wall whereby operating windows, doors, or other similar openings, and obscured glass or block windows shall be prohibited. Small non operating windows located at the top of the “Special Exterior Wall” are allowed. Any of the restrictions pertaining to Special Exterior Walls stated above shall also apply to any fences and/or privacy walls between two residences.
      10. .Landscaping and Sod – The cost for landscaping each Unit shall be equal to exceed 1.5% of original contract price for the Unit. Front yards shall be landscaped however, landscaping of side and back yards is not required, but encouraged. All lawn areas are not landscaped shall have sod. In addition, irrigation of a Unit is not required, but is preferred.
      11. .Screening – Exterior screening of trash containers and mechanical and utility equipment is required.
      12. .Mailbox – Each owner shall purchase the standard mailbox as used throughout Graywood, and approved by the NCC.
      13. .Property Improvements – No variance
      14. .Recreational Items and Vehicles – No variance
      15. .Construction Time Frame – The commencement and completion of construction shall be completed within two years after the transfer of title to the Unit to the Owner.

 

 

Sassafras

NOTE: These supplemental Architectural Guidelines are in addition to not and in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the Sassafras Neighborhood, the general Architectural Guidelines shall apply.

 

Architectural Standards

Square Footage Requirements: Based on the Air- Conditioned (Living ) Square Footage

Main Dwelling/Residence:

        Minimum: 2800 sq. feet

        Maximum: N/A

Outbuildings/Accessory Structures:

        Minimum: No requirements

        Maximum: 1500 sq. feet for each building

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.
 

    1. Foundations:  Finished floor elevations shall meet FEMA's flood plain requirements and, in no case, shall that elevation be less than eleven (11) feet above mean sea level.
    2. Windows:  No variance.
    3. Roofs:  Roofs for main dwelling or structures shall be in conformance with the Architectural Guidelines for Graywood. All construction details for outbuildings/accessory structures, including roof materials, soffits, and roof pitch shall be submitted to the NCC of the Graywood Homeowners Association for review and approval.
    4. Building Heights:  Maximum building height for any main dwelling or residence shall be 40 feet as measured from the top of the foundation slab. Building Heights for all outbuildings/accessory structures shall be as determined by the NCC.
    5. Other Architectural Standards:  All other Architectural Standards shall be in conformance with the Architectural Standards for Graywood. All modifications must be presented to the NCC for review and approval.

 

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Site Standards

 Setback Requirements for Main Residence/Dwelling:

  1. Front setbacks: The front setback for all residences or dwellings, with the exception of the residence on Unit 11, shall be a minimum of 100 feet from their front property lines. Due to the location of a pipeline right-of-way, the front setback of any residence or dwelling on Unit 11 shall be a minimum of fifty feet from its front property line.
  2. Side setbacks:  Although no particular side setback is stated, each residence or dwelling within Sassafras shall be located so that each residence or dwelling is centered within the Owner?s Unit. The side setback of the residences or dwelling shall be of equal distance on either side of the residence or dwelling.
  3. Setback Requirements for Outbuildings/Accessory Structures: The location of any outbuilding/accessory structure on any Unit within Sassafras shall be subject to the review and approval of the NCC. Each Owner shall submit a site plan indicating the proposed location of such structures setting forth the particular location and the distance from the Unit's property lines.
  4. Fences:   Fencing on any Unit within Sassafras shall be subject to and in conformance with the Architectural Standards of Graywood. The erection of fencing on the front property line of any Unit shall be mandatory and the responsibility of the Owner. Fencing must be the standard Graywood fencing design. In addition, unless required by the City of Lake Charles, no fence shall be more than six feet in height.
  5. Enclosures around pools or for the keeping or storing of dogs or horses shall require the review and approval of the NCC. Prior to the construction of an enclosure, the Owner shall submit to the NCC detailed plans outlining the design, color, materials, and location of any proposed enclosure. All enclosures shall be in conformance with any state or Calcasieu Parish regulations or any other applicable local regulations. With respect to enclosures for horses, each Owner must be in conformance with City Ordinance Section 4.5, which requires that each horse enclosure shall be located at least 150 feet from any neighboring residence. Horse enclosure design shall be the Graywood fencing design.
  6. The use of chain link fence is prohibited; however, the NCC may grant a variance for the use of such fencing after a period of review and approval. If a variance is granted allowing the use of chain-link fencing, such fences shall not be visible from any common area, road, golf course, or adjacent Unit. In addition, the fence must be black coated and screened with the use of landscaping on the inside of the property line.
  7. Air-Conditioning Units:  Thru-wall or window air-conditioning units in main dwellings or residences shall be prohibited. The use of thru-wall or window air-conditioning units shall be limited to outbuilding or accessory structures.
  8. Other Site Standards:  All other Site Standards shall be in conformance with the Architectural Standards for Graywood.

 

 

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General Landscape Standards

    1. Cost of Landscaping:  The total cost for landscaping each Unit shall be equal to or exceed 3% of the appraised value of the Unit and any dwelling or structure located thereon. Front yards, including along any driveways, walkways, and front entryways of dwellings shall be landscaped by the Owner, and the cost of such landscaping shall be equal to or exceed 1% of the appraised value of the Unit and any dwelling or structure located thereon.
    2. Location of Sod:  Owners shall sod the front and side yards of any Unit and such sod shall be located from the edge of the dwelling or residence and extend for a distance of 35 feet. The placement of sod in the back yard of any Unit is not required, but if sod is not used, the back lawn shall be sprigged or seeded a distance of 35 feet extending from the building edge of the dwelling or residence
    3. Irrigation:  Irrigation of the lawn area of a Unit is not required; however, if any planting beds are located on a Unit, such planting beds shall be irrigated.
    4. Screening:   Exterior screening of air-conditioning units, trash containers, and any mechanical and utility equipment with landscaping of sufficient size to screen such items from the view of any street or neighboring Unit shall be required.
    5. Excavation on Units:  Excavation on any Unit shall be prohibited; however, excavation for a pond may be allowed if a variance is granted by the NCC. To request a variance for excavation of a pond, a detailed site plan evidencing the location and an application setting forth the methods of excavation and the disposal of excavated material shall be provided to the NCC for review.
    6. Landscaping Outbuildings:   Landscaping around or surrounding outbuildings/accessory structures shall not be required, but is recommended. If an Owner undertakes to landscape around an outbuilding or accessory structure, such plans shall be submitted to the NCC for review and the plans shall be in conformance with the Architectural Standards for Graywood.

7. Additional Guidelines for Sassafras:  Livestock Restrictions: Livestock shall not be permitted in Sassafras. No Owner may keep, store, or shelter any livestock within any Unit within Sassafras. Notwithstanding this provision, each Owner may keep or store up to two horses within Sassafras, so long as the Owner meets all applicable rules and regulations regarding the keeping and enclosing of horses as set forth in the Architectural Guidelines, these Supplemental Architectural Guidelines, and any applicable city ordinance.

Construction Timeline

Completion of Construction:  The commencement and completion of construction shall be completed within three years after the transfer of title to the Unit to the Owner. In accordance with Section 4.3 of the Declaration, each Owner shall submit an application for the construction of a dwelling or residence within 18 months after the date the Unit is transferred to the Owner. Once construction is commenced, it shall be diligently pursued to completion, and shall be completed within 18 months of commencement.

 

Cypress Turn

 

NOTE: These Supplemental Architectural Guidelines are in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood identified above, the General Architectural Guidelines shall apply.

 

    1. Architectural Standards: See pre-approved plans.

Size modifications or enhancements to the pre-approved plans are not permitted without further review. Any new plans must be presented to the New Construction Committee (NCC) for approval. After close of sale from builder to homeowner, any exterior changes must be presented to the NCC for approval.

  1. Square Footage Requirements:
        1. The minimum air-conditioned living area of any one-story residence shall be two thousand (2,000) square feet. In the case of a two-story residence the minimum air-conditioned living area of the ground floor shall be one thousand eight hundred (1,800) square feet.
        2. The maximum air-conditioned living area of any residence shall be three thousand (3,000) square feet.
  2. Foundations – Minimum 18” above the curb measured from the top of curb at the center of the lot.
  3. Exterior Detail:
      1. Soffits – vinyl
      2. Porch Ceilings – wood or batten fiber cement (no plywood)
      3. Fascia – pre-painted aluminum
      4. Siding – brick, wood or fiber cement allowed under porches and as accents. Vinyl is prohibited.
      5. Beam wraps, lintels, and garage door headers – brick, wood or fiber cement. Vinyl is prohibited.
  4. Shutters – Shutters shall be proportionate in size to the windows. Shutters are required only on street facing windows. Shutter style is to be wood board and batten type. Operable and tie back shutters are optional, but their use is encouraged. Transom type windows to have dummy shutters below to simulate full-sized windows.
  5. Windows – Vinyl with exterior mullions. Window pane arrangement in most cases will be either 2/2 vertical or 4/2 on long windows. There is no requirement for additional exterior window trim other than the trim that is an integral part of the window, provided the trim is a minimum of 3” wide. Screens will cover only the bottom sash. The use of obscure glass or glass blocks is not permitted.
  6. Roofs – to match as closely as possible the style and color used on the Cypress Turn Townhomes.
  7. Garage/Garage Doors – All residences must have a garage. Single bay 2 car garage doors are allowed. No garage can be incorporated into the living area of the home without prior approval from the NCC.
  8. Exterior Doors – All front (facing Gray Market Drive or Gray Bayou Pond) doors must be wood. Metal and fiberglass doors are allowed elsewhere on the residence. The use of sliding glass doors is prohibited. Lever entry handles will be allowed.
  9. Chimneys – Exterior chimneys, if used, shall be constructed of material which must be consistent with the exterior of the house.  Stucco or brick only.
  10. Decks – No Variance (See Architectural Guidelines)
  11. Porches – Minimum projection of 8 feet.
  12. Columns – Wrought iron no less than 8 inches in diameter. - similar to columns used on the Cypress Turn Townhomes.
  13. Exterior Lighting – No Variance (See Architectural Guidelines for Graywood’s pre-approved list of floodlights)
  14. Gutters – The use of gutters is required on the south roofline of Unit #’s 1, 2 & 3. It is highly recommended that all down spouts extend below grade and shall be connected to a subsurface drain or pop-up drain or discharge directly into a rock bed. Discharge onto driveways/sidewalks is prohibited. Corner downspouts that are within 10ft from the front corner of the home must discharge into a rock bed that is a minimum of 24 inches wide or subsurface with a pop up valve.  Beyond 10ft. from the front corner, the downspout can discharge directly onto the lawn.  If there are landscape beds, the downspouts must be through the bed and can discharge to the lawn at the edge of the bed.
  15. Exterior Colors – Exterior colors will be from the color palette as submitted by Tupper Homes and approved by the NCC. The same siding color will not be used on adjacent homes.

 

 

 

    1. Site Standards
      1. Servitudes and Rights-of-Ways –
  1. A servitude for the installation and maintenance of utilities, 15’ in width, is hereby established and created adjacent to the front property line of each Unit. The front property line shall be the easterly line adjacent to Gray Bayou Pond. Likewise, a servitude for the installation and maintenance of utilities, 15’ in width, is hereby established and created adjacent to the rear property line of each Unit. The rear property line shall be the westerly line adjacent to the Cypress Turn Townhomes.  Likewise, a servitude for the installation and maintenance of utilities is hereby created on each Unit, and will be located where necessary, and be only as large as necessary, to run, connect, and maintain utility services to each residence. The location and size of these servitudes will be determined by, and at the sole discretion of, the Declarant, the Builder, and the utility providers. All dedications, limitations and reservations shown on any subdivision plat of the Property, grants and dedications of servitudes, rights-of-ways and related rights made by Declarant affecting the Property are incorporated herein by reference and made a part of these Restrictions for all purposes, as if fully set forth herein, and shall be construed as being adopted in each and every contract, deed or conveyance executed or to be executed by or on behalf of Declarant conveying any part or portion of the Property.
  2. Building Setback Requirements –
  3. The front setback of all Units shall be a minimum of 15’-0” from their front property lines. The front property line shall be the easterly line adjacent to Gray Bayou Pond.
  4. The rear setback for all Units shall be a minimum of 20’-0” from their rear property lines.  The rear property line shall be the westerly line adjacent to the Cypress Turn Townhomes.
  5. The north side setback of Unit # 1 shall be a minimum of 5’-0” from its north side property line. The north side setbacks of Unit #’s 2, 3 & 4 shall be a minimum of 3’-0” from their north side property lines. The south side set-backs of Unit #’s 1, 2 & 3 shall be a minimum of 3’-0” from their south side property lines. The south side set-back of Unit # 4 shall be a minimum of 6’-0” from its south side property line. No residence shall be closer to any other residence than 6’-0”.

All dimensions specified above shall be exclusive of roof overhangs.

  1. Drainage – Where natural drainage of adjoining lots is found to exist, nothing shall be done to obstruct or impede such natural drainage. Likewise, nothing shall be done to alter, obstruct, or impede any drainage improvements made by Declarant or Builder.
  2. Driveways – Driveways shall be a minimum of 20 feet wide and a minimum of 20 feet deep from the face of the garage doors to insure parking for 2 cars.
  3. Fences –
    1. Unit #1 – north side fencing, if used, shall be open fencing, i.e. aluminum or wrought iron. Closed fencing is not allowed. Screening, if necessary or desired, can be accomplished with landscaping in lieu of fencing.  
    2. All Units – courtyard fencing to be maximum 6 foot tall brick or wrought iron fencing or a combination of brick and wrought iron installed by Builder. 
    3. If any homeowner chooses to add or modify fencing at a later date, owner must submit to the NCC for approval.
  4. Landscaping and Sod – The cost of landscaping and sod for each Unit shall be equal to or exceed 1.5% of the original contract price of the Unit. All front yards, the north side of Lot #1, and the south side of Lot #4 shall be landscaped. Landscaping of all other side and back yards is not required, but encouraged. All lawn areas not landscaped shall have sod. Irrigation of a Unit is not required, but is encouraged. All landscaping shall be in conformance with the concept plan submitted by Builder and pre-approved by the NCC.
  5. Screening – Exterior screening of trash containers and mechanical and utility equipment is required.
  6. Mailbox – Each owner shall use the Cypress Turn community mailboxes.
  7. Property Improvements – No variance (See General Guidelines)
  8. Recreational Items & Vehicles – No variance (see General Guidelines)
  9. Special Exterior Walls – Unit #’s 1, 2 & 3 shall have a “Special Exterior Wall” on their south side. This wall is to be of brick veneer construction. Typical windows, doors, or other similar openings shall not be allowed on the “Special Exterior Wall” of any said Unit. However, fixed windows are allowed provided the bottom of the window is a minimum of 84” above the finished floor of the Unit. In the case of any of the said Units being a two-story residence, the second floor shall not have any windows, doors, or other similar openings that face the adjacent Unit to the south.

 

Repair & Maintenance Easements for the Special Exterior Wall: 

                           An easement is granted to the residence containing a Special Exterior Wall for the purpose of utilizing ladders and other equipment as may be required to maintain or repair a Special Exterior Wall or other exterior portions of the structure or the roof of his residence.  Such easement shall be of a temporary nature and shall exist only for such a reasonable period of time as is required to make such repairs or perform such maintenance. Such temporary easement shall extend onto the adjacent lot for only such distance as is reasonably required to undertake and perform such maintenance and repair work. The owners or occupants of the residence containing a Special Exterior Wall shall have the right to enter the lot adjacent to said wall as is reasonably necessary for the purpose of maintenance and repairs as stated above. Such access shall be permitted only at reasonable times and during daylight hours and with the prior knowledge of the owners or occupants of the adjacent residence. Pest control service is included in this right of access. The owner or occupants of the residence containing a Special Exterior Wall, after completing such maintenance or repairs to said residence, shall repair or replace any damage to the courtyard of the adjacent residence, including but not limited to fencing, plantings, etc., that may have resulted from his activities. 

 

Restrictions on owners or occupants of any residence concerning the Special Exterior Walls:

                           The owners or occupants shall be prohibited from attaching anything to any Special Exterior Wall or from altering it in any way, and shall not take any action that shall interfere with the owners or occupants of any residence, including, but not limited to, refraining from attaching any objects to said wall, such as wires, trellises, plantings, etc., or allowing any such items to come into contact with the wall; defacing the wall in any manner, placing graphics, or other design work (whether painted or otherwise) on this special exterior wall, or using the special exterior wall as a playing surface for any sport. These restrictions pertaining to Special Exterior Walls stated above shall also apply to any fences and/or privacy walls between two residences. The front courtyard fencing of each residence is exempt from this restriction.

 

    1. Courtyard and Landscaping Easements –

Subject to the Repair & Maintenance Easement and the Restrictions on Owners described above, a perpetual and exclusive Courtyard and Landscaping Easement is hereby created on the property of Unit #’s 1, 2 & 3 adjacent to their south side property lines extending north to the brick facade of each said Unit. Each adjacent Unit to the south of each said Unit is granted perpetual and exclusive use of these Courtyard and Landscaping Easements as a permanent part of their courtyard and landscaping areas. No immovable property shall be placed in this easement other than fencing, privacy walls, etc. installed by Builder. Builder shall furnish each Owner with a Landscaping Plan indicating any Landscaping Easements on, or adjacent to, their Unit and how the Landscape Easements are to be used.

 

  1. Roof Runoff –

It shall be the responsibility of the owners or occupants of each Unit to take appropriate measures, whether by landscaping or otherwise to protect his Unit from water running off of his or an adjacent Unit’s roof. However, neither the Declarant, the Builder, nor any owner shall have any liability or otherwise be responsible to any owner for any damage caused by such runoff.

 

 

Primrose

NOTE: This supplement is in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlines below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood identified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

Architectural Standards – All modifications to the Primrose plans must be presented to the NCC for approval.

 

Minimum Square Footage – 2000 sq. feet

Maximum Square Footage – 3000 sq. feet

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

  • Exterior Detail
  • Soffits – Porch & roof soffit may be vinyl
  • Foundations – Minimum 22 inches above curb.
  • Siding – Front facades will be permitted (i.e. Combination brick and siding, stucco).
  • Shutters – No variance.
  • Windows – No variance.
  • Roofs – No variance.
  • Garages/Garage Doors – Front entry allowed with 10’ minimum setback from front of primary structure. Single garage door for double bay is allowed per changes 8-20-15.
  • Doors – No variance.
  • Gutters- The use of gutters is not required.  If used, it is highly recommended that all down spouts extend below grade and shall be connected to a subsurface drain or pop-up drain or discharge directly into a rock bed. Discharge onto driveways/sidewalks is prohibited. Corner downspouts that are within 10ft from the front corner of the home must discharge into a rock bed that is a minimum of 24 inches wide or subsurface with a pop up valve.  Beyond 10ft. from the front corner, the downspout can discharge directly onto the lawn.  If there are landscape beds, the downspouts must be through the bed and can discharge to the lawn at the edge of the bed.
  • Chimneys – Material must be consistent with exterior of house.
  • Decks – Concrete patios only (may have slate or brick surface). All patios to be on original plan and submitted to the NCC. No wooden decks permitted.
  • Exterior Colors – Preferred historical color palette.

 

  • Site Standards
    • Setback Requirements
    • Front – 10ft.(Build to line)
    • Side – 5ft.
    • Corner Lot Side Setback – 5ft.
    • Rear – 10ft.
    • Driveways:  Straight front allowed.
    • Fences:  No front fencing allowed. Front courtyard fencing allowed with brick and wrought iron.

Rear fencing permitted on the property line with open fencing (i.e. wrought iron). Screening can be accomplished with landscaping on inside of the property line. Closed fencing in private courtyards must be presented to the NCC for approval.  All fence design and placement must be approved by NCC.

  •  
  • Landscape Standards
  • Provide 1.5% of cost of house and lot including sod. 2% required on Lots 1-15 due to front & rear exposure.
  • Side landscaping is preferred but not required.
  • Zoysia grass is required.
  • Irrigation is required.
  • Trash container, mechanical and utility equipment screening is required.
  •  
  • Construction Timeline:  The commencement and completion of construction shall be completed within two years after the transfer of title to the Unit to the Owner. In accordance with Section 4.3 of the Declaration, each Owner shall submit an application for the construction of a dwelling or residence within one year after the date the Unit is transferred to the Owner. Once construction is commenced, it shall be diligently pursued to completion, and shall be completed with one year of commencement.
  • Lawn Maintenance – Additional fee for lawn maintenance will be added to the General HOA fee. (See following fee breakdown).

 

Primrose Lawn Maintenance Fee Schedule

Quarterly Homeowners Association Fee            $225.00
Quarterly Lawn Maintenance Fee                       $244.25
TOTAL                                                               $470.00

*Fees will be billed quarterly.

Lawn maintenance will include the following:

  • Mow front and back lawn. No enclosed courtyard/private areas will be maintained by Graywood.
  • Edge sidewalk and driveway.
  • Weed-eat.
  • Blow off sidewalk and driveway.

The lawn maintenance fee is mandatory.

NOTE: The above fees are in force for the year 2017 and are subject to change annually.

 

 

Dogwood

NOTE: This supplement in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood identified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

 

Architectural Standards

Minimum Square Footage  3000 sq. feet

Maximum Square Footage  N/A

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.
 

  • 1.  Building Height  Maximum 40ft. 

  • 2.  OutBuilding:   

        •       Minimum  -  None

        •       Maximum  -  1300 st. ft.

        •       Mximum Building Height -  40ft.

  •   

  • Exterior Detail

  • 1.  Foundations - Finished floor elevation must meet FEMA's flood plain requirement of at least eleven (11) mean sea level.

  • 2.  Soffits - No variance.

  • 3.  Siding - No variance.

  • 4.  Shutters - No variance.

  • 5.  Windows - No variance.

  • 6.  Roofs - No variance.

  • 7.  Garages/Garage Doors - No variance.

  • 8.  Doors - No variance.

  • 9.  Chimneys - No variance.

  • 10. Decks - No variance.

 

Site Standards

  • 1.  Setback Requirements:
      •     (Units 2 through 6 -Golf Course)
  •     Front - 50ft  minimum.
  •     Sides -  20ft minimum and centered on lot.
      •     Rear - 60ft  minimum. Residence should be positioned parallel with real property line and aligned     with neighboring residence if possible. 
      •  
      •     (Unit 1)
  •     Front 1 50ft  minimum.
  •     Side - 20ft minimum and centered on lot.
  •     Rear - 50ft  minimum.
  •  
  • 2,  Driveways/Sidewalks - No variance.
  • 3.  Fences - No variance.
  •  
  • General Landscape Standards 
  • 1.  Cost of Landscaping - The total cost for landscaping each Unit shall be equal to or exceed 3% of the appraised value of the Unit and any dwelling or structure located thereon. Front yards, including along any driveways, walkways, and main entrance shall be landscaped by the Owner, and the cost of such landscaping shall be equal to or exceed 1% of the appraised value of the Unit and any dwelling or structure located thereon.
  • Location of Sod - Owner shall sod the front and side yards of any Unit and such sod shall be located from the building edge of the dwelling or residence and extend to the property line. The sodding of the back yards of Unit 1 through 6 to the property line is required.
  • 2.  Irrigation - Irrigation beds and sod areas are required.
  • A/C units, trash containers, and utility equipment screening is required.
  • Landscaping of outbuildings is recommended but not required.
  • Tree Removal - Tree removal should occur only on an as needed basis.
  •  
  • Construction Timeline
  • The commencement and completion of construction shall be completed within three years after the transfer of title to the Unit to the Owner. In accordance with Section 4.3 of the Declaration, each Owner shall submit an application for the construction of a dwelling or residence within eighteen months after the date the Unit is transferred to the Owner. Once construction is commenced, it shall be diligently pursued to completion, and shall be completed with eighteen months of commencement.
  •  

 

Jasmine


NOTE: These Supplemental Guidelines are in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as modified for the Jasmine Neighborhood, the General Guidelines shall apply.

Important Note- Acadian, French Country, French Colonial style architectural required. Strict adherence to the Acadian/French Country architectural style will be enforced. Only traditional finishes and colors will be allowed. All materials must be submitted for review as per the Architectural Graywood Guidelines before any work can commence.
 

Architectural Standards
  • Minimum/Maximum Square Footage

    Minimum 2300 sq. feet
    Maximum 3500 sq. feet
    Lots 1-3 ---------No minimum story restriction                                  
    Lots 33-36 ------Lot 36 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred                      
    Lots 49-52-------Lot 50 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred
    Lots 68-72-------Lots 70,72 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred
    Lots 95-109-----Lots 97,100,102,107 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred
    Lots 110-112---Lot 110 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred 

    Minimum 1800 sq. feet
    Maximum 3000 sq. feet
    Lots 4-27--------Lots 5,15,20,24,27 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred                   
    Lots 83-94------Lots 81,85,88,93 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred  

    Minimum 1800 sq. feet
    Maximum 3000 sq. feet
    Lots 28-32-------Lot 32 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred
    Lots 37-42-------Lot 41 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred
    Lots 43-48-------Lot 48 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred
    Lots 53-59-------Lots 53,58 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred
    Lots 60-67-------Lot 64 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred
    Lots 73-82-------Lots 76,81 requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred 

    Minimum 2500 sq. feet
    Maximum 3800 sq. feet
    Lots 113-133----Lots 113,118,122,126,129,132,134, requires 1 1/2 story, 2 story preferred 

  • Note: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

  •  

Exterior Detail

  1. Foundations- Minimum 24 inches above curb measured at the top of the street curb directly in front of the home and the center finished floor elevation of the unit. Builder/Homeowner is responsible for installing the five foot wide sidewalk, beginning four feet from back of the street curb at the front and or side of the lot. Required sidewalk heights: 4" above curb on the home side, 3" above the curb on the street side. 6" X 6" wire mesh should be used in all sidewalks.
  2. All first floors living area ceiling heights must be a minimum of ten feet. Second floor living area ceiling heights must be a minimum of nine feet.
  3. Soffits- Roof soffit and fascia may be vinyl. No other vinyl allowed.
  4. Siding- No variance.
  5. Shutters- Shutters must be proportionate in size to the window. Operable and tie back shutters are preferred. Shutters must have tie back hardware regardless if they are operable or not, and shall be constructed of wood or heavy plastic. All shutters must be submitted for approval. Shutters must be a traditional earth tone color.
  6. Windows- No variance on front elevation of the home and exposed side windows. All windows that face the street or the side, when a corner lot, must have exterior grids. Bright Aluminum not allowed. Windows must be submitted for approval. Failure to submit for approval may result in removal if prior approval is not issued.
  7. Beam Wraps- All beams must be wrapped with wood or cement board. No other products will be approved.
  8. Roofs- No variance. Shingles must be architectural grade and earth tone. Roof mounted skylights on the front of a primary structure are prohibited. Ridge caps are preferred.
  9. Garage/Garage Door Headers- Garage door headers must be constructed of brick, wood, or cement board. Vinyl or stucco headers are prohibited. Front entry two car garages must have two doors. Single bay for two cars can only be used on alleys and auto courts.  If a front entry garage is used the front of the garage must be set back a minimum of 15 feet from the face of the primary structure.
  10. Exterior Doors- All front doors must be wood. Stain is preferred. If painted the color must be earth tone colored and must have prior approval. No bright painted doors are allowed. Metal clad and fiberglass doors are allowed on the side and rear of the residence only. The use of sliding glass doors is prohibited.
  11. Chimneys- Chimneys shall be constructed of either brick or stucco. An arched copper metal chimney cover or arched design made of brick which matches the chimney brick is required. 
  12. Decks- No variance.
  13. Porches- Front porches are required. See guideline definition of porch. No variance.
  14. Columns: No Variance. All columns must be detailed on the drawings and submitted for approval showing size, style, and or taper. Fiberglass columns are discouraged.
  15. Exterior Lighting- No variance.
  16. Gutters- The use of gutters is not required.  If used, it is highly recommended that all down spouts extend below grade and shall be connected to a subsurface drain or pop-up drain or discharge directly into a rock bed. Discharge onto driveways/sidewalks is prohibited. Corner downspouts that are within 10ft from the front corner of the home must discharge into a rock bed that is a minimum of 24 inches wide or subsurface with a pop up valve.  Beyond 10ft. from the front corner, the downspout can discharge directly onto the lawn.  If there are landscape beds, the downspouts must be through the bed and can discharge to the lawn at the edge of the bed.
  17. Exterior Colors- No variance. Historical color palette as approved by the NCC.
  18. No fountains in the front yard are allowed unless shielded by a solid courtyard wall that fits with the architecture of the home and meets the guidelines.

 

Site Standards

Setback requirements- Set back is from property line to the foundation edge.

 

  1. Front- Must start building line at 17 feet from the front property line.
  2. Side- To meet the City of Lake Charles side setback code requirement, the set back minimum is 6 feet from the foundation to side property line or greater depending on the design of the soffit width. In no case shall the eave line encroach into the five foot set back from the side property line.
  3. Corner Lot side setback- 10 feet
  4. Rear: Rear Ally loaded lots have a 25 feet setback from property line. Front loaded lots have a minimum rear set back of 15 feet.
  5. Fences- No variance except as follows: Perimeter fencing is allowed on the side property line of homes that directly back up to an alley. Rear fencing on alley lots must stay outside the alley right-a-way or 9ft behind the curb. All exterior lots, fence must be a minimum of 3ft from side and rear property line.  If fencing is requested the location must be submitted for approval. Front low profile fencing is allowed but must be submitted for approval with landscape plan.
  6. Courtyard Fencing is allowed but must be brick, stucco, wrought iron, or a combination of, and must be submitted for approval.
  7.  Rear fencing to the water line is permitted on water lots. The fence must be a 'rackable' fence design to follow the slope of the land.
  8. Property Improvements- No variance.
  9. Recreational Items/ Vehicles- No variance.
  10. Driveways- Straight entry is allowed but curved driveways are preferred and encouraged whenever possible, and must be shown on the site plan and approved by the NCC.
  11. Landscaping Requirements- A minimum of 3% of the value of the lot and house must be spent on landscape plants, exclusive of the irrigation system and sod. All front yards must include a sprinkler system. All yards must be sodded, front, side, and rear. Builder/Owner must include in the landscape budget one, 2 inch caliber Little Gem or Teddy Bear Magnolia tree (Single Trunk and Tree Formed, Eight to Ten Feet in height) to be planted three (3) feet behind the sidewalk into the front lawn. Corner lots must provide 2 trees, one at the front and one on the side.  The tree value shall be included in the landscape budget.  Zoysia grass is required.
  12.  Exterior Patio Areas near Gray Bayou:  Exterior patios near the water’s edge must be submitted to the NCC for approval.  Earth tone patio furniture is required. Water's edge must be maintained by the property owner.
  13. Construction Timeline
  14. The commencement and completion of construction shall be complete within two years after the transfer of title to the Unit to the Owner. In accordance with Section 4.3 of the Declaration, each Owner shall submit an application for the construction of a dwelling or residence within one year after the date the unit is transferred to the Owner. Once construction is commenced, it shall be diligently pursued to the completion and shall be completed within one year of commencement.

 

 

Sawgrass Phase I & II

NOTE: These Supplemental Guidelines are in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as modified for the Sawgrass Neighborhood, the General Guidelines shall apply.

Architectural Standards – Acadian, French Country, French Colonial style architectural required.

Phase I

  • Minimum square footage for Lots #3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 28, 27, 26, 25 – 3500 sq. feet
  • Maximum square footage for Lots #3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 28, 27, 26, 25 – No maximum
  • Minimum square footage for Lots # 1, 2, 15-24, 9-14 – 2800 sq. feet
  • Maximum square footage for Lots # 1, 2, 15-24, 9-14 – No maximum
  • No variance without being presented to the NCC for approval. All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

 

Phase II

 

Minimum square footage for Lots # 55-67 -  3500 sq. feet

Minimum square footage for Lots #29-54   68-72   -  2800 sq. feet

No maximum

 

 

  •  
  • Exterior Detail
    1. Foundations – Minimum 30 inches above curb measured at the top of the street curb directly in front of the home and the center finished floor elevation of the unit. If in a flood zone the unit must beet FEMA Regulations.
    2. Soffits – No variance.
    3. Siding – No variance.
  • 4.  Shutters – Shutters shall be proportionate in size to the window. Shutters must be operable and tie back hardware is required. Shutters must be constructed of wood or heavy plastic. All shutters must be submitted for approval.
  • 5.  Windows – No variance. All windows must be submitted for approval.
  • 6.  Beam Wraps – All beams must be wrapped with wood or cement board. Vinyl is not allowed.
  • 7.  Roofs – No variance. Roof mounted skylights on the front of a primary structure is prohibited.
  • 8.  Garage Door Header – Each auto space must have its own garage door and the headers must be arched. Door headers must be constructed of brick, wood, or cement board.
  • 9.  Exterior Doors – All front doors must be wood. Metal clad and fiberglass doors are allowed on the side and rear of the residence. The use of sliding doors is prohibited.
  • 10.Chimneys – Chimneys shall be constructed of material which is consistent with exterior of house and shall be noted on the plans at the time they are submitted. Stucco or masonry is required.
  • 11.Decks – No variance.
  • 12.Porches – No variance.
  • 13.Columns – No variance.
  • 14.Exterior Lighting – No variance.
  • 15.Gutters – Not required. Please adhere to the guidelines for underground drainage if gutters are installed.
  • 16.Exterior Colors – No variance. Historical color palette as approved by the NCC.
  •  
Site Standards

 

1.Set back requirements –

    Phase I

    Front: 30 feet minimum  
    Side:         Lots # 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 28, 27, 26, 25   –  15 feet                  
    Side:         Lots # 1, 2, 15-24, 9-14   –   10 feet                  
    Corner:    All lots   -   15 feet     
    Rear:        20 feet

 

    Phase II   All Lots

    Front:        30 feet minimum

    Side:         10 feet

    Corner:     15 feet

    Rear:        20 feet

 

2.  Fences – No variance. Any fencing must be submitted for approval.
3.  Front Courtyard Fencing – Must be brick, stucco, wrought iron, or a combination of.
4.  Screening – Exterior screening of trash containers is required.

5.  Property Improvements – No variance.

6.  Recreational Items/Vehicles – No variance.
7.  Driveways – Straight entry is not allowed. Curved driveways are required.

8.  Landscaping – No variance.
        .

 

White Oak

NOTE: These Supplemental Guidelines are in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as modified for the White Oak Neighborhood, the General Guidelines shall apply.

Architectural Standards:   Acadian, French Country, French Colonial Style architecture required.

Minimum Square Footage:   5000 sq. feet

Maximum Square Footage:   No maximum

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.   No variance without being presented to the NCC for approval. All square footage numbers refer to air-conditioned living space.

    1. Exterior Detail

    2. Foundations:   Minimum 30 inches above curb measured at the top of the street directly in front of the home and the center finished floor elevation of the unit. If in a flood zone, the unit elevation must meet FEMA's regulations (eleven (11) mean sea level) for minimum elevation construction.

    3. Soffits:  No variance.

    4. Siding:   No variance, see guidelines.

    5. Shutters:  Shutters shall be proportionate in size to the window. Shutters must be operable and tie back hardware is required. Shutters must be constructed of wood or heavy vinyl. All shutters must be submitted for approval.

    6. Windows:  No variance. All windows must be submitted for approval.

    7. Beam Wraps:  All beams must be wrapped with wood or cement board. Vinyl is not allowed.

    8. Roofs:   No variance. Roof mounted skylights on the front of a primary structure is prohibited.

    9. Garage Door Header:   Each auto space must have its own garage door and the headers must be arched. Door headers must be constructed of brick, wood, or cement board. Vinyl headers are prohibited. Front entry garage doors are not permitted.

    10. Exterior Doors:  All front doors must be wood. Metal clad and fiberglass doors are allowed on side and rear of the residence. The use of sliding glass doors is prohibited.

    11. Chimneys:  Chimneys shall be constructed of material, which is consistent with exterior of house and shall not be noted on the plans at the time they are submitted. Stucco or masonry is preferred.

    12. Decks:  No variance.

    13. Porches:  No variance.

    14. Columns:  No variance.

    15. Exterior Lighting:  No variance.

    16. Gutters:  Not required. Please adhere to the guidelines for underground drainage if gutters are installed.

    17. Exterior Colors:   No variance. Historical color palette as approved by the NCC.

    18. The use of Authentic Used Brick is strongly recommended.

    19.  

Site Standards

 

Setback requirements

  1. Front:  50 feet build to line

  2. Side Setback:  30 feet

  3. Rear Setback: 50 feet

  4. Fences:  No variance. Any fencing must be submitted for approval.

  5. Landscaping:  No variance. Landscaping value must be at least 5% of the cost of the house including lot. The landscape plan must include an underground sprinkler system for the entire lawn.       Location of sod:   Front and sides of any unit must have sod that extends from the edge of the landscaping beds to the property line.  The placement of sod in the rear lawn must extend 35 ft. from the edge of the landscape beds or building edge.  The remainder of the lawn can be sprigged or seeded to the rear property line.

  6. Front Courtyard Fencing:   Must be brick, stucco, wrought iron, or a combination of.

  7. Screening:   Exterior screening of trash containers is required.

  8. Property Improvements:  No variance.

  9. Recreational Items/Vehicles:  No variance.

  10. Driveways:  Straight entry is not allowed. Curved driveways are required.

  11. Construction Timeline:

  12. The commencement and completion of construction shall be complete within three years after the transfer of title to the unit to the owner. In accordance with Section 4.3 of the Declaration, each Owner shall submit an application for the construction of a dwelling or residence within 18 months after the date the unit is transferred to the Owner. Once construction is commenced, it shall be diligently pursued to completion and shall be completed within 18 months of commencement.

 

 

 

WILLOWBROOKE

 

(Rev. 7-3-14)

 

Note:  This supplement is in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines.  Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below.  Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood identified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

 

 

 

Architectural Standards:     (i.e. Creole Cottage, Acadian Cottage, French Country, West Indies, French Colonial, Bracket House, Garden Cottage).

 

 

 

Minimum Square Footage:            1,800 sq. feet

 

Maximum Square Footage:  No maximum

 

 

 

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

 

 

 

Exterior Detail:

 

 

 

  1. Soffits:            Porch & roof soffit can be vinyl.
  2. Beam Wraps:  Must be wrapped with wood or hardi.  No vinyl or metal allowed.
  3. Foundations:            Minimum 20” above top of curb to finish floor.
  4. Siding:           Front facades will be permitted.  Wood, hardi-board, stucco.  No vinyl siding allowed.
  5. Ceiling Heights:       Ten (10) feet minimum ceiling height on the first floor. Second story must be at a minimum of 9 feet.
  6. Shutters:        Tie backs required.  Operable not required.
  7. Windows:      Exterior mullions (SDLs) are required on front and any windows that face a corner street.  Interior mullions allowed on side and rear.  All front & corner elevation windows must meet a 2-7/8” minimum window frame width.  Sides and rear elevations can have a 2-¾” minimum window frame width.  All windows must meet the standard Graywood Guidelines
  8. Roofs: No Variance
  9. Garage / Garage Doors: Front entry allowed with 10ft. minimum setback from front of primary structure, excluding porch.  Double bay with single door is allowed. Lot #106 & #107 will not be allowed to have side street entry garages.
  10. Doors: No Variance on front.  The side and rear can me metal.  Fiberglass preferred over metal.
  11. Gutters - The use of gutters is not required; however, it is encouraged. If utilized, it is highly recommended that all down spouts shall extend below grade and shall be connected to a subsurface drain or pop-up drain. Discharge onto driveways/sidewalks is prohibited. Corner downspouts that are within 10ft. from the front corner of the home must discharge into a rock bed that is a minimum of 24 inches wide or subsurface with a pop-up valve.  Beyond 10ft from the front corner, the downspouts can discharge directly onto the lawn.  If there are landscape beds, the downspouts must be through the bed and can discharge to the lawn at the edge of the bed.
  12. Chimneys: Material must be stucco or brick.  Graywood approved chimney cap is required.
  13. Decks:  No wood decks allowed on the water’s edge.
  14. Preferred exterior historical color palette. 
  15. Individual House and Streetscape Massing: Identical or similar massing and architectural styles adjacent to or across the street from one another is discouraged.
  16. Each homeowner is responsible for draining their lots within lot lines.
  17. Address plaques must be square with black background, gold numbers. No decorative emblems.

 

 

Site Standards: 

 

 

 

  1. Setback Requirements:

    Front:  Minimum Setback 20ft from property line excluding lot #s 128-138 which shall have a 21ft. minimum setback.
               

  •     Side: 5ft
  •     Corner Lot Side Setback: 10ft
  •     Rear: 10ft.
  •     Special Setbacks: 
    •     Lots #19-30   -  15ft rear setback
    •     Lots #1-15     -  15ft. rear setback
        • Lots # 16-18  -  18ft. rear setback
        • Lots #18, 31, 32 east side setback - 15ft             

 

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  1. Driveways:    Straight front and side entry is allowed.
  2. Sidewalk:      Each owner/builder is responsible for checking to see if a 5 ft. sidewalk in the front of their property is required per City code. The sidewalk must start 4ft. 6 inches from the curb and extend 5ft. Plans are available in the HOA office for viewing of sidewalk locations in Willowbrooke. Required sidewalk heights: 4" above curb on the home side, 3" above the curb on the street side. 6" X 6" wire mesh should be used in all sidewalks.
  3. Fences:         No variance.    Side fencing cannot exceed back line of the house.  Side and rear fencing must be a minimum of 3ft from the property line.
  4. Landscape:  Provide $ 2,500.00 or 1.5% not including sod & irrigation of the cost of house and lot in accordance with the general landscape guidelines. Must sod the front and side. The backyard can be seeded in the proper planting season. Corner lots must have tree massing.
  5. Irrigation: Preferred but not required.
  6. Trash containers:  Must be housed as not to be visible from the street.
  7. Mechanical and Utility Equipment:  Screening is required from the front roadway only.
  8. Exterior Patio Areas near Gray Bayou:  Exterior patios near the water’s edge must be submitted to the NCC for approval.  Earth tone patio furniture is required.

Water’s edge must be maintained by the property owner.

 

 

 

 

 

Magnolia Neighborhood

NOTE: The following supplemental Architectural Guidelines are in addition to not in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the Magnolia Neighborhood, the general Architectural Guidelines shall apply.

 

Architectural Standards:

Minimum Square Footage (single story) - 1800 sq. feet

Minimum Square Footage (two story) - 2000 sq. feet (minimum 1400 sq. feet on first floor)

Maximum Square Footage – N/A

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

 

Exterior Details:

  1. Foundations:   Minimum 18 inches above curb measured at the center of the Unit.
  2. Porch ceilings, roof soffit, fascia:  May be wood, cement board, or vinyl. Plywood or metal exterior ceilings and soffits are prohibited. Fascia may be vinyl coated aluminum. 
  3. Siding & exterior trim:   May be wood, cement board, or Smart board. Metal or vinyl siding is prohibited.
  4. Shutters:  .Shutters are required on the front garage elevation.  All shutters must be proportionate in size to the windows. Operable shutters are not required but must have tie backs.. Shutters shall be constructed of wood or heavy plastic.
  5. Windows:  Frames shall be wood, clad wood, or vinyl. Exterior grids are required on the front of the homes.  Lots #1 and #14 must have exterior grids on the street side.
  6. Beam Wraps:   Must be wood or cement board. 
  7. Roofs:   Architectural shingles. Roof mounted skylights are prohibited if visible from Gray Market Drive.
  8. Garages/Garage Doors:  All residences must have a garage for storage of at least two cars. Single bay two-car garage doors are allowed.  Front loaded garages are not allowed.  No garage can be incorporated into the living area of the home without prior approval from the NCC.
  9. Garage Door Header:  Must be constructed of brick, wood, or cement board.
  10. Exterior Doors:  All front doors must be wood and can be stained or painted in keeping with the historical palette. Metal and fiberglass doors are allowed on the sides and rear of the residence. The use of glass sliding doors is prohibited.
  11. Chimneys:  Chimneys shall be constructed of Brick, stucco, or sheet hardi with applied plaster.  Hardi-plank is not allowed as an exterior material on a chimney.  Chimney caps must be Graywood approved design.
  12. Decks:   No variance.
  13. Porches:   Minimum of six (6) ft. projection.
  14. Columns:   No variance from style & size, fiberglass is allowed.
  15. Exterior Lighting:  No variance.
  16. Gutters: The use of gutters is not required; however, it is encouraged. If utilized, it is highly recommended that all downspouts shall extend below grade and shall be connected to a subsurface drain or pop-up drain. Discharge onto driveways/sidewalks is prohibited. Corner downspouts that are within 10ft from the front corner of the home must discharge into a rock bed that is a minimum of 24 inches wide or subsurface  with a pop-up valve.  Beyond 10ft. from the front corner, the downspout can discharge directly onto the lawn.  If there are landscape beds, the downspouts must be through the bed and can discharge to the lawn at the edge of the bed.
  17. Exterior Colors:  Preferred historical color palette as approved by the NCC.
  18. Individual House and Streetscape Massing:  Similar massing and architectural styles for residences adjacent to each other are allowed; however, identical massing and styles shall be prohibited.

 

Site Standards

Servitudes and Rights-of-Ways –

                     A servitude for the installation and maintenance of utilities, 15’ in width, is hereby established and created adjacent to the front property line of each Lot. Likewise, a servitude for the installation and maintenance of utilities, 15’ in width, is hereby established and created adjacent to the east side property line of Lot #14. A servitude for the installation and maintenance of utilities is also hereby created on each Lot, and will be located where necessary, and be only as large as necessary, to run, connect, and maintain utility services to each residence. The location and size of these servitudes will be determined by, and at the sole discretion of, the Declarant, the Builder, and the utility providers. All dedications, limitations and reservations shown on any subdivision plat of the Property, grants and dedications of servitudes, rights-of-ways and related rights made by Declarant affecting the Property are incorporated herein by reference and made a part of these Restrictions for all purposes, as if fully set forth herein, and shall be construed as being adopted in each and every contract, deed or conveyance executed or to be executed by or on behalf of Declarant conveying any part or portion of the Property.

 

Set-backs –

  1. Front setbacks:  The front property line for all residences shall be on Gray Market Drive. The front setback for all residences shall be 25 feet from their front property lines. 
  2. Rear setbacks:   The rear setback of all residences shall be a maximum of 145 feet from their front property lines. 
  3. Side Setbacks:  The side setback of the residences on Lots 2 thru 13 shall be a minimum of 6 feet from their east side property lines and a minimum of 3 feet from their west side property lines. The side set-backs of the residence on Lot 1 shall be a minimum of 6 feet from its east side property line and to the setback line shown on the neighborhood plat on its most westerly side. The side set-backs of the residence on Lot 14 shall be a minimum of 15 feet from its east side property line and a minimum of 3 feet from its west side property line.
  4. No residence shall be closer to any other residence than nine feet. All dimensions specified above shall be exclusive of roof overhangs.

 

Drainage:  Where natural drainage of adjoining lots is found to exist, nothing shall be done to obstruct or impede such natural drainage. Likewise, nothing shall be done to alter, obstruct, or impede any drainage improvements made by Declarant or Builder.

 

Roof Runoff:   It shall be the responsibility of the owners or occupants of each Unit to take appropriate measures, whether by landscaping or otherwise to protect his Unit from water running off of his or an adjacent Unit’s roof. However, neither the Declarant, the Builder, nor any owner shall have any liability or otherwise be responsible to any owner for any damage caused by such runoff.

 

Special Exterior Walls:   Any residence constructed with a section of exterior wall closer than 6 feet to a side property line shall have a “Special Exterior Wall” of brick veneer construction. Operating windows, doors, or other similar openings shall be prohibited on the Special Exterior Wall. Small non-operating windows located near the top of the Special Exterior Wall are allowed. Any of the restrictions pertaining to Special Exterior Walls stated above shall also apply to any fences and/or privacy walls between two residences.

 

Courtyard and Landscaping Easements :

Subject to the Repair & Maintenance Easement and the Restrictions on Owners described below, a perpetual and exclusive Courtyard and Landscaping Easement is hereby created on the property of Unit #2 through and including Unit #14.  Builder shall furnish each Owner with a site plan indicating all Courtyard and Landscaping easements on or adjacent to their Lot and how the Courtyard & Landscape Easements are to be used.  Each adjacent Unit to the west of each said Unit is granted a perpetual and exclusive use of these Courtyard and Landscape Easements as a permanent part of their courtyard and landscaping areas.  No immovable property shall be placed in these easements other than fencing, privacy walls, etc. installed by Builder.

 

Repair & Maintenance Easements in the Courtyard and Landscaping Easements: 

      An easement is granted to the residence containing a Courtyard and Landscaping Easement for the purpose of utilizing ladders and other equipment as may be required to maintain or repair any exterior portions or the roof of his residence.  Such easement shall be of a temporary nature and shall exist only for such a reasonable period of time as is required to make such repairs or perform such maintenance. Such temporary easement shall extend for only such distance as is reasonably required to undertake and perform such maintenance and repair work. The owners or occupants of the residence containing a Courtyard and Landscaping Easement shall have the right to enter the lot adjacent to said easement as is reasonably necessary for the purpose of maintenance and repairs as stated above. Such access shall be permitted only at reasonable times and during daylight hours and with the prior knowledge of the owners or occupants of the adjacent residence. Pest control service is included in this right of access. The owner or occupants of the residence containing a Courtyard and Landscaping Easement, after completing such maintenance or repairs to said residence, shall repair or replace any damage to the Courtyard and Landscaping Easement and the courtyard of the adjacent residence, including but not limited to fencing, plantings, etc., that may have resulted from his activities.

 

Restrictions on Owners or Occupants Concerning the Courtyard and Landscaping Easement:

      The owners or occupants of any residence in the Magnolia Neighborhood shall be prohibited from attaching anything to any walls in a Courtyard and Landscaping Easement or from altering the walls in any way, and shall not take any action that shall interfere with the owners or occupants of any residence, including, but not limited to, refraining from attaching any objects to said walls, such as wires, trellises, plantings, etc., or allowing any such items to come into contact with the walls; defacing the walls in any manner, placing graphics, or other design work (whether painted or otherwise) on said walls, or using said walls as a playing surface for any sport. These restrictions stated above shall also apply to any fences and/or privacy walls in the Courtyard and Landscaping Easement. The front courtyard fencing of each residence is exempt from this restriction.

 

Courtyard Fencing:   All fencing will be made of brick, stucco, wrought iron, or a combination thereof. No fence section shall be more than 6 feet in height and no fence columns shall be more than 8 feet in height without prior approval by the NCC. Any courtyard fencing between the front property line and the front set-back line shall be no more than 3 feet in height. Builder shall furnish each Owner with a site plan indicating fencing locations on or adjacent to their Lot. 

Other Fences:   With the exception of any fencing that may be installed by Builder or approved by the NCC  during the homes construction, fencing of side and rear yards must be open fencing (i.e. wrought iron or aluminum). With the exception of any fencing that may be installed by Builder or approved by the NCC during the homes construction, side and rear fencing is not allowed beyond the front or rear set-back lines. No fence shall be more than six feet in height. Builder shall furnish each Owner with a site plan indicating any fencing locations on or adjacent to their Lot. 

 

Landscaping and Sod:   The cost for landscaping each Unit shall be equal to or exceed 2% of the original contract price for the Unit. Front yards shall be landscaped and sodded. In keeping with the Magnolia Neighborhood theme, at least one “Little Gem” Magnolia shall be planted in each front yard. Landscaping of side and rear yards is not required, but is highly encouraged. All lawn areas, up to the rear-set back line, shall be sodded. The remainder of the lawn from the rear set-back line to the water’s edge can be sprigged or seeded. Irrigation is not required, but is preferred. Builder shall furnish each Owner with a site plan indicating landscaping boundaries on or adjacent to their Lot.  Trash containers and mechanical and utility equipment  must be screened from the street view.

 

Mailbox :  Each owner shall purchase the standard Graywood mailbox.

 

 Property Improvements:   No variance

 

Recreational Items and Vehicles:   No variance

 

 

 

Myrtle Bay

(Rev. 9-24-15)

NOTE: These Supplemental Guidelines are in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed and outlined below. Except as modified for the Myrtle Bay Neighborhood, the General Guidelines shall apply.

Important Note – Acadian, French Country, French Colonial style architectural required. Only traditional finishes and colors will be allowed. All materials must be submitted for review as per the Architectural Graywood Guidelines before any work can commence.

 

Architectural Standards

  • Minimum/ Maximum Square Footage

 

Minimum Square footage:
            Lots: 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, 31 – 2500 Sq Ft

            Lots: 4, 5, 20-29, 32-34 – 2200 Sq Ft
           
            Lots: 1-3, 8-17 – 2000 Sq Ft

Maximum Square footage:      None

  • Note: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

 

Exterior Detail

  • Foundations – Finished floor elevation must be above FEMA’s standard flood plain requirement or 30 inches above curb measured at the top of the street curb directly in front of the home and the center finished floor elevation of the unit. Whichever is higher.  All first floors living area ceiling heights must be a minimum of 10 ft. Second floor living area ceiling heights must be a minimum of 9ft.
  • Soffits – Cement board or wood.
  • Siding – No variance.
  • Shutters – Shutters shall be proportionate in size to the window. Operable and tie back shutters are optional, but their use is encouraged on the front of residences. Shutters shall be constructed of wood or composite. All shutters must be submitted for approval. Shutters must be traditional earth tone color.
  • Windows – No variance on front elevation of the home and exposed side windows. All windows that face the street or the side, when a corner lot, must have exterior grids. Window manufacturer must be from the approved Graywood window list.
  • Beam Wraps – All beams must be wrapped with wood or cement board. No other products will be allowed.
  • Roofs – No variance.
  • Garage/Garage Door Headers –  Garage door headers must be constructed of brick, wood, or cement board. Vinyl or stucco headers are prohibited. Front entry garage doors are permitted. If a front entry garage is used the front of the garage must be set back a minimum of 15 feet from the face of the primary structure. Single bay 2 car garage doors are allowed.
  • Exterior Doors – All front doors can be iron or wood. Stain on the wood doors is preferred. If painted the color must be earth tone colored and must have prior approval. No bright painted doors are allowed. Metal clad and fiberglass doors are allowed on the side and rear of the residence only. Wood clad glass sliding doors must have prior approval.
  • Chimneys- Chimneys shall be constructed of either brick or stucco. Graywood approved chimney cap preferred. 
  • Decks – No variance.
  • Porches/Stoops – No variance.   Porch must have a minimum of 8ft in depth; stoops must have a minimum of 4ft. in depth.   
  • Columns: No Variance. All columns must be detailed on the drawings and submitted for approval showing size, style, and or taper. Fiberglass columns are discouraged.
  • Exterior Lighting – No variance.
  • Gutters – Not required. Please adhere to the guidelines for underground drainage if gutters are installed. Must be pre-approved for style, color, & location.
  • Exterior Colors – No variance. Historical color palette as approved by the NCC.
  • No fountains in the front yard are allowed unless shielded by a solid courtyard wall that are in keeping with the architecture of the home and meets the guidelines.

Site Standards

Setback requirements – Set back is from property line to the foundation edge.

 

      Front Setbacks:  All lots - 20ft minimum  
      Side Setbacks – 5ft.

      Corner Lot side setback – 10 ft.

      Special Side Setbacks -   15ft. on the north side of lots #1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 34
      Rear Setbacks – 10ft.

     

  • Side – To meet the City of Lake Charles side setback code requirement, the set back minimum is 5 feet from the foundation to side property line or greater. In no case shall roof soffit project more than 2 ft.
  •  
  • Fences – No variance.
  • Property Improvements – No variance.
  • Driveways – Straight entry is allowed but curved driveways are preferred and encouraged whenever possible, and must be shown on the site plan and approved by the NCC.
  • Sidewalks:    Each owner/builder is responsible for checking to see if a 5 ft. sidewalk in the front of their property is required per City code. The sidewalk must start 4ft. 6 inches from the curb and extend 5ft. Plans are available in the HOA office for viewing of sidewalk locations in Myrtle Bay. Required sidewalk heights: 4" above curb on the home side, 3" above the curb on the street side. 6" X 6" wire mesh should be used in all sidewalks.  

 Lots 1-4, 21-24, and 25-29 will be required to put in the sidewalk per City of Lake Charles specifications.
 Lots 31 and 32 will be subject to the pipeline easements and requirements

  • Landscaping Requirements – A minimum of 3% of the value of the lot and house must be spent on landscape plants, exclusive of the irrigation system, sod, & hardscape. All front yards must include a sprinkler system. All yards must be sodded, front, side, and rear. Builder/Owner must include in the landscape budget one, 2 inch caliber Muskogee crepe myrtle (Single Trunk and Tree Formed, Eight to Ten Feet in height) to be planted three (3) feet behind the sidewalk into the front lawn. On the lots without sidewalks the tree is to be 12ft from the curb.
  • Exterior Patio Areas near Lake Opal:  Exterior patios near the water’s edge must be submitted to the NCC for approval.  Earth tone patio furniture is required. Water's edge must be maintained by the property owner.

 

 

 

OLEANDER

 

(Revised 12-8-15)

Note: This supplement is in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Design Guidelines. Specific areas where variances are allowed are outlined below. Except as amended or modified for the neighborhood identified above, the General Design Guidelines shall apply.

Note- All materials must be submitted for review as per the Architectural Graywood Guidelines before any work can commence.

 

ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS:

Minimum Square Footage – 2000 sq. ft.

Maximum Square Footage - No Max

NOTE: All square footage numbers refer to air conditional living space.

Lot 1----------------------------------------------no minimum story restriction

Lots 41- 60---------35,37,41,45,50,54,58 requires 1 ½ story, 2 story preferred

Lots 70, 71-----------------------------71 requires 1 ½ story, 2 story preferred

Lots 76- 83------------------------76,79,83 requires 1 ½ story, 2 story preferred

Minimum Square Footage – 2500 sq. ft.

Maximum Square Footage – No Max

Lots 2- 40--------------4,8,14,18,23,27,31 requires 1 ½ story, 2 story preferred

Lots 61- 69-----------------------------61,66 requires 1 ½ story, 2 story preferred

Lots 72- 75------------------------------------ no minimum story restriction

Lots 84- 101-------------------88,91,95,99 requires 1 ½ story, 2 story preferred

 

Exterior Detail:

 

1. Soffits - No vinyl allowed. Porch ceiling must be wood T&G.

 

2. Foundations – Minimum 30 inches above the curb.

All first floors living area ceiling heights must be a minimum of ten feet. Second floor living area ceiling heights must be a minimum of nine feet.

 

3. Siding – No variance

 

4. Shutters - No variance.  Operable shutter are preferred.

 

5. Window -  All windows must meet the standard Graywood guidelines. All windows that face the street or located on a corner must have exterior millions (SDLs). Interior mullions allowed on rear and side.

 

6. Roofs - No variance

 

7. Beam Wraps – No variance.

 

8. Doors - No Variance. All front doors must be wood. Smooth painted fiberglass doors may be used on the front elevation if the location is not the main entrance. Fiberglass allowed on the side and rear. Metal allowed only on the storage room doors.

 

9. Garage Doors – No Variance. All two car front entry garages must have two garage doors. All corner side street entry garages must have two doors. Auto courts can have one single bay door for two cars. Front entry allowed with minimum 10ft from the main structure excluding porches.

 

10. Chimney - Material must be brick or stucco and Graywood preferred chimney cap. (See examples of Preferred Construction).

 

11. Decks/Porches – No Variance.

 

12. Individual House and Streetscape Massing: Identical or similar massing and architectural styles adjacent to or across the street from one another is discouraged.

 

13. Columns – No variance. All columns must be fully detailed on the plans.

 

14. Exterior Lighting - No variance.

 

15. Gutters - No variance. A drawing must be submitted reflecting location of gutters and downspouts. Reminder all downspouts must discharge below ground or in rock drains. No discharge onto a driveway or sidewalk.

 

16. Fountains/Adornments - No variance – see general guidelines for details.

 

SITE STANDARDS:

Front:18ft.

Side:5ft.

Corner lots:15ft.

Rear:10ft.

Special Rear setback:  15 ft.  Lots #87, 88, 89 

Special setbacks:

Rear Lot 62-66 73-74 - 25ft. (Pipeline ROW)

North SideLot 67 - 25ft. (Pipeline ROW)

Left SideLot 68 - 25ft. (Pipeline ROW)

Right Side Lot 2, 24 - 25ft. (Pipeline ROW)

Left SideLot 3 - 35ft. (Sewer & Pipeline ROW)

Left SideLot 25 - 25ft. (Pipeline ROW)

Right SideLot 27 - 15ft. (Drainage easement)

Right SideLot 28 - 10ft. (Drainage easement)

Right SideLot 35 - 7.5ft, (Drainage easement)

Left SideLot 36 - 7.5ft. (Drainage easement)

North SideLot 87 - 7.5ft. (Drainage easement)

South SideLot 88 - 6ft. (Drainage easement)

 

Lot 36 - From the center rear property pin, to the north property pin, there is a 15ft. rear setback due to drainage right of way. The remaining rear set back is 10 ft.

 

1. Driveways – Straight entry is allowed but curved driveways are preferred & encouraged when possible.

 

2.  Sidewalks – Required lots with sidewalks: Lot #1, #11-13, #61-75, #80-96,

#99-101. Perspective owner/builder is responsible for installing a 5ft. sidewalk in the front of their property per City code. The sidewalk must start 4ft 6in. from the curb and extend 5ft. Required sidewalk height is 4” above the curb on the home side and 3” above the curb on the street side. 6 x 6 wire mesh is required by the City.

 

3. Fences – No Variance on interior lots and lots along Gray Plantation Drive. The fence must be 3ft from the rear and side property line. All lots abutting the golf course can place the fence on the property line.

 

4. Landscape – A minimum of 2% of the value of house and lot excluding irrigation, sod and hardscape. Entire yard must be sodded and irrigated. Trash container, mechanical & utility equipment screening should be included in the landscaping budget.

 

5. It is the responsibility of the owner/contractor to provide positive drainage. Graywood HOA will NOT be responsible for any issues that arise due to improper drainage.

 

 

 

PALMETTO

(Rev. 8-30-16)

 

NOTE: These Supplemental Guidelines are in addition to and not in lieu of the general requirements of the Architectural Guidelines adopted pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Graywood. Specific areas where variances are allowed and outlined below. Except as modified for the Palmetto Neighborhood, the General Guidelines shall apply.

Architectural Standards – Traditional southern architectural: Acadian, French Country, French Colonial, Coastal Cottage style.

Minimum/ Maximum Square Footage

Minimum Square footage:2800 sq. ft.

Maximum Square footage:None

Note: All square footage numbers refer to air conditioned living space.

Exterior Detail

1. Foundations – Finished floor elevation must be above FEMA’s standard flood plain requirement OR 30 inches above curb measured at the top of the street curb directly in front of the home.All first floors living area ceiling heights must be a minimum of 10 ft. Second floor living area ceiling heights must be a minimum of 9ft.

2. Soffits – Cement board or wood.

3. Siding – No variance.

4. Shutters – Shutters shall be proportionate in size to the window. Operable and tie back shutters are required. (See general guidelines for shutter details).

5. Windows – No variance. Window manufacturer must be from the approved Graywood window list.

6. Beam Wraps – All beams must be wrapped with wood or cement board.

7. Roofs – No variance.

8. Garage/Garage Door Headers –No variance.   Garage door headers must be constructed of brick, wood, or cement board. Single door for a 2 car garage is not allowed.

9. Exterior Doors – All front doors must be iron or wood. Metal clad and fiberglass doors are allowed on the side and rear and on the front if not the primary entrance door.

10. Chimneys- Chimneys shall be constructed of either brick, stucco, or materials consistence with the architecture of the home. Hardi plank chimneys chase are not allowed. Graywood approved chimney cap preferred.

11. Decks – No variance.

12. Porches – No variance.Front porches must have a minimum of 8ft in depth; stoops must have a minimum of 4 feet in width.

13. Columns: No Variance. All columns must be detailed on the drawings and submitted for approval showing size, style, and or taper.

14. Exterior Lighting – No variance.

15. Gutters – Not required. Please adhere to the guidelines for underground drainage if gutters are installed. Must be pre-approved for style, color, & location.

16. Exterior Colors – No variance. Historical color palette as approved by the NCC.


Site Standards

 

Setback requirements – Set back is from property line to the foundation edge.

Front Setback 30ft. Minimum

Side Setback10ft.

Rear Setback20ft.

Special Rear Setback-Lots #39-44-30ft.

1. Fences – No variance. Fence can extend to the water’s edge and must be 3ft from side property line.

2. Property Improvements – No variance.

3. Driveways -No Variance

4. Sidewalks:Each owner/builder is responsible for checking to see if a 5 ft. sidewalk in the front of their property is required per City code. The sidewalk must start 4ft. 6 inches from the curb and extend 5ft. Plans are available in the HOA office for viewing of sidewalk locations in Palmetto. Required sidewalk heights: 4" above curb on the home side, 3" above the curb on the street side. 6" X 6" wire mesh should be used in all sidewalks per City requirement.

5. Landscaping Requirements – A minimum of 3% of the cost of the lot and house must be spent on landscape plants, exclusive of the irrigation system, sod, & hardscape. All yards must include a sprinkler system. All yards must be sodded, front, side, and rear.

Each owner shall be responsible for a street tree to be located 10ft from the front property line.(species to be determined)

6. Exterior Patio Areas at water’s edge of Lake Matilda: Exterior patios near the water’s edge must be submitted to the NCC for approval. Earth tone patio furniture is required. Water's edge must be maintained by the property owner.