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When to use these guidelines and application: use for a detached/free standing garage or any large detached storage building, but there is a different application to install a shed.

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

Detached Garage or Large Freestanding Building


Please see the application for all information that must be included about the intended structure. The general guidlelines are:

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 sheds, garages, storage buildings, 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 you 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.
  2. Provide samples of materials, colors, finishes, brochures and other applicable information.
  3. Provide photographs of the property where proposed structure is to be located.
  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 of $150.00.
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.) plus the design review fee. 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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Design Review Policy
Submitting a Design Request
Muirfield Property Handbook
Declaration (Warranty Deed)
Muirfield Calendar