Azalea is a neighborhood of 40 patio homes surrounded by Lake Opal. Randy Tupper Homes was the developer of this neighborhood and has captured the free style living of today’s care free individuals.



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: 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.

Porch and roof soffit can be vinyl. Plywood or metal soffits are prohibited.

Minimum 18 inches above curb measured at the center of the Unit.

Siding may be wood, cement board, or Smart board. Vinyl siding is prohibited.

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.

Vinyl windows with interior mullions are allowed.

Front beams must be wrapped with wood or cement board. Rear beams may be wrapped with vinyl, but wood or cement board is preferred.

Roof pitches and overhangs may vary as necessitated by architectural design; however, no flat roofs are allowed as a major structural element. A minimum 5 to 12 slope is set as a standard. Roof overhangs are recommended to protect from the sun, and along with trellises, will provide passive energy conservation. No mansard roofs will be allowed.

  1. All roof stacks, flashings, vents or protrusions from the roof shall be painted deep gray or the same color the roof will be at maturity. Roof stacks and plumbing vents shall be placed on rear slopes of the roofs where possible.
  2. Solar water heating panels shall be reviewed on an individual basis and approval based upon the visual effect to the surrounding area. Generally their use is discouraged.
  3. Roofing materials, depending on the neighborhood, may be architectural dimensional composite shingles, cedar or pressure treated wood shingles or shakes, slate, tile or prefinished metal. Combinations of shingles and metal roofing may be allowed when appropriate to the architectural character of the house.
  4. Roofing colors must be approved by the NCC.
  5. Houses with pitched roofs of a minimum pitch of 9 in 12 and a maximum pitch of 12 in 12 are encouraged. Special cases will be considered by the NCC if in keeping with the architectural character of the house and neighborhood. Shed roofs for porches may have a lower pitch, but in no case will the pitch be lower than 3.75 in 12. Houses may have gabled, hipped, or shed roofs. House gables may be a full return Queen Anne return with the returns preferably capped in copper. Exposed rafter tails are allowed, but the design must be approved by the NCC.
  6. Gable and decorative roof vents shall be in keeping with the architectural character of the house. Ridge vents, if used, must be of the “shingle over” design extended to the outer edge of the roof ridge. Tile ridge caps are allowed over dimensional roof shingles. Soffit venting visible from the street shall be of similar material to that of the porch or entry stoop ceiling and must be submitted to the NCC for approval.
  7. Special metal roofing applications may be considered by the NCC when appropriate.

Roof mounted skylights on primary structure of house are not prohibited.

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.

Garage door headers must be constructed of brick, wood, or cement board. Vinyl headers are prohibited.

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.

Chimneys shall be constructed of material which must be consistent with exterior of the house.

Full architectural details are required for all decks and patios. Detailing of all patios and decks must be architecturally compatible with the home. Patios and decks shall be designed to serve as an extension of the house. Rails, pickets and underpinning must be painted white or to match the trim of the house. All deck flooring must be stained (light gray or color approved by NCC). Enclosed risers are required and must be painted.

Views to the underside of decks must be screened with underpinning (latticing or vertical slats, etc.) and/or landscape material large enough to provide screening upon installation. Decks more than 3’ above grade must have underpinning and plant materials.

Porch and covered entry stoop ceilings should be of wood bead board, v-groove or batten design with no visible perforation of joints.

Porch screening colors shall complement and blend with the house (Black or copper is preferred, green is not allowed). Aluminum framing and screen door may be allowed with prior approval by the NCC. Aluminum framing and screen door colors must be black or bronze only. No mill-finish aluminum will be allowed as a framing for a porch.

All houses must have a front porch or covered entry stoop. Decks, patios, and screened porches are allowed off the rear of the house.

Porches shall have a minimum projection of 8 feet. Covered entry stoops shall have a minimum front projection of 4 feet and a maximum projection of 6 feet. No porch shall exceed 12 feet in front projection. Porch floor treatments may include wood decking, brick, brick edged, and divided concrete, stone or tile. Composite materials for deck flooring is accepted, with approval of the NCC.

Minimum projection of 3 feet.

Pilaster half columns will be discouraged. All portico columns should reflect historically based details and proportions.

Exterior bracket, pendant, pier and/or post lighting, ceiling fans and porch swings shall be consistent with the architectural character of the house and proportioned accordingly. Ceiling fans and porch swings are encouraged on all porches. Light fixtures should be correctly proportioned to the house façade. Gas light bracket and post-mounted fixtures are acceptable. All lighting should be low level, non-glare type and located to cause minimal visual impact to adjacent streets and properties. Exterior spotlights or floodlights must be hooded to eliminate glare onto adjacent properties.

Post or column mounted lights must be drawn and submitted for approval by the NCC.

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.

Preferred historical color palette as approved by the NCC.

Similar massing and architectural styles for residences adjacent to or across the street are allowed; however, identical massing and styles shall be prohibited.


Setback Requirements:

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.

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.

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.

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.

No residence shall be closer to any other residence than ten feet. All dimensions specified above shall be exclusive of roof overhangs.

Driveway aprons shall be a minimum of 20 feet from the face of the garage door with straight fronts allowed.

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.

All fencing will be made of brick, stucco, wrought iron, or a combination thereof.

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.

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.

Exterior screening of trash containers and mechanical and utility equipment is required.

Each owner shall purchase the standard mailbox as used throughout Graywood, and approved by the NCC.

The NCC shall consider each site independently, but shall give extensive consideration to each individual plan’s impact upon adjacent homesites and view corridors. Care must be taken to locate each structure, whenever possible, so as not to infringe upon view corridors, adjacent structures and homesites, and natural amenities of the area. Consideration in this regard includes:

  1. Physical terrain of the site
  2. Views from the site
  3. Views to the site from adjacent lots
  4. Natural amenities
    • existing vegetation
    • existing water and drainage
    • channels
    • golf course
    • parks
    • open space
  5. Driveway access
  6. Height of structures

No bulldozing or clearing of trees shall be commenced until plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape and location of work have been submitted and approved by the NCC. Fill shall not be deposited at any location without prior NCC approval. Cuts and fills and drainage should be designed to complement the natural topography of the site. Each lot is responsible for drainage of all surfacewater within the confines of its own lot.

Recreational Items

Swimming pools are not permitted on the street side of the residence without permission of the NCC.

Accessory structures, such as playhouses or doghouses, shall be permitted only with specific written approval of the NCC. No tool sheds or other exterior buildings will be allowed.

No decorative objects such as sculptures, birdbaths, fountains, and the like shall be placed or installed on any lot without approval of the NCC. Fountains may be erected in the front and sides cape of the home, only if in a courtyard, where it’s not seen from the street or golf course and approved by the NCC. In the rear of the home, fountains may be erected if massed properly by landscaping, but must also be approved by the NCC.

Clotheslines shall not be permitted on lots.

Tennis Courts are allowed only with the permission of the NCC.

Basketball goals must be mounted on freestanding black metal poles and have clear backboards. Goals should be located in side or rear yards and oriented for minimal visual impact from the street. Submit site plan for approval. Basketball goals mounted to the house structure are not permitted.

Play equipment shall be allowed, however, restrictions of their location and screen shall be enforced. All play equipment shall be restricted to backyards. Brightly colored metal equipment is discouraged. Wood and recycled play equipment is highly encouraged. Trampolines are not allowed in the neighborhoods of Camellia, Primrose, Azalea, and Cypress due to size of the property and lawn maintenance issues.

Blow up toys and Jumping-Air-Houses can be up for a maximum of three days.

Recreational Vehicles

All permanent vehicles are to be parked within a garage. Lawn equipment and Recreational vehicles, such as boats, motor homes, and campers may only be stored on-site a maximum of 24 hours unless fully garaged. Otherwise, they shall be stored in an area off-site.

The use of unlicensed non street legal recreational vehicles, including golf car, four wheelers, go carts, motorized scooters, off road vehicles, or any other type of non licensed recreational vehicle, on the city streets, sidewalks, cart paths, trails, privately owned lots, or on surrounding Graywood property is strictly prohibited.

Boats, rafts, or other recreational equipment is not allowed on any waterways or body of water within Graywood.