ATTACHMENT II – STANDARDS FOR HOME ADDITIONS, CONVERSIONS AND OUTBUILDINGS
The Taberna Homeowners Association has adopted these standards specific to home exterior changes and outbuildings. The Standards are intended to clarify information contained in the Covenants and the Taberna Building, Architectural and Appearance Guidelines. The Standards apply to additions to homes, construction of new free standing structures where permitted by the Covenants and alterations to currently existing structures where the external appearance of the home is changed.
All exterior changes to homes in the form of additions or conversions and the addition of outbuildings to lots shall be reviewed and approved by the Taberna Architectural Control Committee. Homeowners intending to change approved exterior colors or materials, or to make additions or conversions affecting the exterior of a home, or to add an outbuilding on a lot are required to seek approval first by completing an Architectural Change Request Form. Outbuildings such as detached garages, storage sheds, gazebos, etc. are not permitted on golf course or lake front lots.
Structure- Any element of construction that by reason of its size, use and/or placement on the property would materially alter the appearance of the property and its compatibility with the neighborhood. This definition applies to structures manufactured at another location or built on the site. Structures include outbuildings not directly attached to the home such as a storage buildings, workshops, garages, and gazebos.
Addition- Any change that extends the foundation, exterior walls or roof line of a home such as the addition of a room, porch, garage or deck, or the addition or modification of dormers, doors or windows. Conversion- Any change to an existing structure that affects the external appearance of the home such as converting a screened porch to an enclosed room.
Architecture- The architecture of the proposed structure, addition or conversion must be in harmony with the general architecture of the home. Roof lines and roof pitch shall be at or close to those of the house. Flat roofs are not permitted.
Site Plan- A plot plan annotated to show the location of the proposed structure, addition or conversion shall be submitted as part of the Architectural Change Request. Drawings and other information that would aid in the review shall also accompany the request. The location of a proposed structure or addition shall consider the drainage, topography, trees and impact on neighboring properties. An outbuilding will be permitted when it does not adversely affect the attractiveness of the community. Outbuildings will be placed to minimize visibility from the street and be sited within the rearward extended sidelines of the home. As part of the review process, the location of the proposed structure or addition shall be staked and trees to be removed marked. Easements and setbacks must adhere to provisions set forth in the covenants. Foundations- All additions must be constructed with foundations that maintain the elevation of the home and have brick facing to match the home. Outbuildings must be constructed so that underpinnings are enclosed with a brick surround or other suitable materials compatible with the home. Materials- Brick, siding, roofing, trim, soffits, windows, doors, and other exterior materials shall be an extension of the same materials, design, type and color as the home. Information as to materials to be used for the proposed structure, addition or conversion shall be specified on the Architectural Change Request Form. Substitute materials, if necessary must match as close as possible to the original materials used on the home. Additions and outbuildings must use the same percentage of materials as used on the home i.e. exteriors must be predominantly brick if the home is predominantly brick; or predominantly vinyl if the siding on the home is predominantly vinyl.
03/03/03 Rev. 10/01/03