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PERGOLA, TRELLIS, GAZEBO, FIREPIT, RETAINING WALL GUIDELINES

When to use these guidelines and application: use to place a detached structure, including a gazebo, pergola, trellis, firepit or retaining wall on the property.

If one or more of these structures is included on a landscaping plan that is being submitted, it is not necessary to turn in this form in addition to the landscaping form. However, it is still necessary to include details about the proposed structure (as indicated below) when turning in the landscape plan.

After reading the guidelines below, download and submit the application, which includes a list of information and materials to submit:

Pergola, Trellis, Gazebo, Firepit, Retaining Wall

GUIDELINES FOR A PERGOLA, TRELLIS, GAZEBO, FIREPIT, AND RETAINING WALL

Certain types of detached structures are acceptable at Muirfield when they are designed to integrate with the design of the home by utilizing identical materials, colors and overall design characteristics. These structures must be constructed within the buildable area of the property. Structures such as privacy walls, fences, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, gazebos, pergolas, trellises, decks and patios must be consistent with the design of the main structure. They should be screened with landscaping to guarantee privacy. Metal storage sheds and other pre-fabricated outbuildings are prohibited.

Before making changes or additions to the exterior of your home, written approval must be obtained from the Muirfield Design Control Committee. This guide sheet will assist in preparing to submit an application to the Muirfield Design Control Committee. These guidelines are in accordance with the Muirfield Design Standards. The following are required for compliance:

  1. Submit 2 complete applications including applicable drawings, prints, brochures and samples.
  2. Provide samples of materials, colors, finishes, brochures and other applicable information.
  3. Provide photographs of the elevations where proposed construction is to take place.
  4. Provide professionally-drawn scaled drawings identifying all dimensions, materials, etc.
  5. Provide a Landscaping Plan indicating the location of all existing landscaping. Identify any landscaping you propose to remove or add.
  6. Provide design review fee payment as determined by the Association office, between $35 and $75, depending on scope of work.
What to Include with this Application

To avoid delays and to prevent the application from being tabled, please ensure the application is filled out completely and include two copies of the application and two each of all relevant materials (samples, photos, drawings, site maps, brochures, etc.) Do not submit a design review fee until the office gives you an amount. One copy will be returned to the submitter. Include the following:

If you have any questions, please contact the Association office, 614-889-0922.

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Muirfield Property Handbook
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