The Architectural Review Board has published Policy positions to help homeowners, and their architects, designers, and builders, design proposed improvements to their properties that are in harmony with their surroundings and consistent with the overall quality of our community while allowing for each owner’s individual taste.
The architectural and aesthetic detail of each home addition, pool, pool enclosure, landscape plan, or any other improvement, is carefully reviewed by the ARB for total effect and design integrity. The goal is to protect the value of Deercreek Country Club properties and desirability of living here, by maintaining tasteful and aesthetically pleasing architectural and landscape designs. The challenge, of course, is that this is somewhat subjective, and one person’s idea of beautiful could be another person’s idea of atrocious.
The Policy positions were created over a period of years as a result of ARB reviews and consideration of specific projects that failed to achieve these objectives. As you review the Policy positions, try to imagine what a project might look like on your neighbor’s property that does not comply with these policies. Would you like to see a gold standing seam metal roof? Or how about a 10' high wall in front of your neighbor’s home with a wood gate across the driveway? Or a home painted in my favorite team colors?
The ARB rarely denies approval of homeowners’ projects, but when this happens, it is usually because the plan submitted is poorly designed, fails to comply with the DCCHOA Covenants and Declarations, or does not comply with the ARB’s policy positions. Becoming familiar with these policies and complying with them will help you prepare a design for your proposed project that will, more than likely, be approved at the first review with little debate. Learn about the Policy Positions by going to the ARB website at:
If you have suggestions to improve the Policy positions or questions regarding ARB, please call Martha at (904) 273-9832 ext. 131