6.00 ARCHITECTURAL REQUIREMENTS
6.01. Housing Type:
Only single-family residences are permitted in Eagle Landing. A single-family residence is defined as a free standing structure on a permanent foundation, with no more than one kitchen. As an accessory use, a separate guest house may be constructed on the some property.
6.02. Floor Area:
The minimum finished floor area of a single story residence shall be 2,400 square feet of heated living space, 2,400 square feet for a 2-story house, or as may be established by the Architectural Board for any specific site. Any residence built on a waterfront lot must have a minimum of 2,800 square feet.
All residences are required to be of a design which is in keeping with the Eagle landing community.
Houses shall not be more than 2-stories in height above a crawl space or basement, except that a house with a sloped roof may include partial third floor living areas under the roof. Exterior walls, planes, and masses shall be of a residential scale with sufficient openings for light, view and air consistent with the residential scale of the community. The Architectural Board reserves the right to require that large planes be broken up with additional windows, or offsets to maintain an appropriate scale.
Pitch: The minimum roof pitch permitted shall be 6' in 12' for one-story houses and 7.5' in 12' for two-story houses except that flat roofs or lesser pitches will be considered only when they are part of an outstanding architectural design. As departures from the norm, they will be reviewed in the context of the total design of the house, its relationship to surrounding houses, and to its site.
Penetrations: Roof ventilations, etc. may require dormer treatment depending on orientation of house and exposure to public views. Roof ventilations and other penetrations must be painted to match the roof.
Consideration should be given to the overall exterior balance of the house in the type (double-hung sash. Casement, etc.) and placement of windows. The AB reserves the right to establish minimum window sizes based solely on aesthetic considerations, over and above building code requirements for egress. Window design shall be consistent with the architectural character of the house.
6.06. Architectural Detailing:
Exterior architectural detail including trim and siding shall comply with the architectural context referenced in Article 6.03. A basic design may be inappropriate if consideration is not given to such details as trim around windows and doors, at the eaves or gables of roofs, or porch columns, railings or steps. Such consideration does not imply that very elaborate decorative elements are encouraged: however, a builder and homeowner should discuss this issue with the Architectural Board in conjunction with the schematic design approval. (See Article 5.02.)
The following materials are recommended, and must be used as appropriate to the architectural style previously approved:
(a) Foundations constructed of brick, stone or stucco.
(b) Chimneys. Brick, stone and stucco chimneys shall match foundation materials, and chimney foundations should be at ground level. Wood frame chimneys are permitted on free-standing fireplaces. All chimneys shall project at least 3-feet above the highest point of the roof within 10 feet.
(c) Exterior walls: constructed of mill finish cypress, cedar or redwood siding, stone masonry, brick, stucco or approved simulated material.
(d) Exterior trim: made of wood, brick, stone as described above.
(e) Windows: pre-finished window screens, storm windows, window or doors shall be finished in a color that complements the house colors, and must be approved by the AB.
(f) Roof: finished with a minimum of 340# dimensional composition shingles, cedar shingles or shakes, slate, approved imitation slate, concrete shingles. Hendricks tile, tile or in some cases, metal. Any other roof material must be specifically approved by the AB. All exposed flashing shall be pre-finished metal or copper.
(g) Porches, railings, steps, unfinished salt treated materials shall not be used except as provided for under 6.08; front steps shall have closed risers.
(h) Paint or stain: of a complimentary color must be applied to all homes. Rough-sawn siding shall be finished with either an all based or latex solid color stain. Natural wood color siding and semitransparent stains are generally discouraged. If the Architectural Board approves a semitransparent stain, the Builder must adhere to the manufacturer's procedures and specifications for installation and application of the stain. Smooth siding shall be finished with an oil or latex based exterior house paint. Colors of houses adjacent to or across the street from one another should be differentiated; however, exceptions may be approved in certain circumstances by the Architectural Board. The color palette for homes will not be limited; however, extremely bright, offensive, or 'jarring' colors will not be allowed. All exterior colors must be reviewed and approved by the Architectural Board. In the event that unauthorized pointing occurs, the Architectural Board has the authority to require the repainting of a house. This will ensure the color coordination of the community and protect the investment of all Homeowners.
6.08. Wood Decks and Steps:
Only the flat surfaces of wood decks and steps within the rear yard may be constructed of unfinished salt pressure treated wood material. No other unfinished salt pressure treated wood may be used in any location.
6.09. Continuity of Elevations:
No elevation (front, side, rear) of any residence shall be of substantially inferior appearance than any other elevation of the residence. Since most houses will be viewed from more than one side, this requires Builders and Homeowners to give as much attention to the design of the rear and sides of houses as is traditionally given the front.
6.10 Solar Energy Collection Devices:
Note: The intent of this paragraph is to comply with § 67-701 of the Code of Virginia, as amended.
A solar energy collection device, or system, can be installed in Eagle Landing subject to the following:
The solar energy collection device, or system, must be sized for the energy needs of a home (Residence) existing on the property or for a home that is under active construction in accordance with a plan approved by the Eagles Landing Architectural Board.
No part of a solar energy collection device, or system, can be placed on Eagle Landing common property. The Eagle Landing Homeowners Association, Inc. shall, subject to the requirements of the paragraph 6.10, be allowed to install a solar energy collection device, for their own use on the Storage Lot, the Tennis Court/Playground lot and the Clubhouse lot.
The proposed solar energy collection device, or system, shall not be located farther forward on the site than of the front plane of the house nor beyond the minimum setback requirements established for the house.
It is preferred that any proposed solar energy collection device be located on the roof of the house.
When a solar energy collection device is removed, it shall be disposed of in accordance with the then applicable environmental regulations.
Prior to the construction of any solar collection device, or system, review and approval of the design by the Eagle Landing Architectural Board is required. Requests for review and approval, shall be made in writing to the Eagle Landing Architectural Board and shall include at least the following items:
a. An affirmative statement that the proposed solar collection device, or system, is compliant with the Eagle Landing Covenants and Restrictions, The Eagle Landing Design and Environmental
Standards and all applicable federal, State of Virginia and Lancaster County codes and
b. A detailed engineering design and construction drawings.
c. A professionally prepared site plan providing the details as to where all elements of the proposed
solar collection device, or system, will be located on the site.
d. Completion date for the construction.