When planning to remodel the exterior of your house, update a small portion or do an addition, written approval from the Muirfield Design Control Committee (MDCC) must be obtained prior to starting the project.
The architectural style of the home must be taken into consideration when planning exterior changes. The following are considerations when preparing the application:
Submit 2 complete applications including applicable construction drawings with a site plan, elevations, dimensions, sizes, and all details such as photos, brochures, color chips and material samples.
The site plan must include the footprint of home on lot; show the location and dimensions of the proposed addition or any change to be made to the footprint of the home; indicate easements, build zones, property lines and siting of neighboring homes on either side of the existing home.
Provide samples of all exterior finish materials - roof shingle, color swatches, brochures or cut sheets of garage door, entry door, window styles, EIF, davit, stucco, brick, stone, etc. All finish details shall be included as part of the exterior change application.
The material, style and colors selected for the remodeling must be identical to the existing home.
The dominant material at the front elevation must extend in some fashion to the remaining elevations. Four-sided architecture must be incorporated in all remodeling.
Natural materials, such as brick, stone, cedar or stucco, are encouraged when selecting exterior finishes. The committee will consider stucco stone, cultured stone, brick filets, Cemplank, Hardiplank, or other composite siding when reviewing a remodel of an existing home where there is no brick ledge. Be aware that vinyl, aluminum, and T-111 siding are prohibited.
Trash enclosures must be used to confine refuse and debris during construction. Trash enclosures must be cleaned and removed from the property on a timely basis.
Final grading of the impacted areas must accommodate proper drainage, using the City’s master grading plan. It is prohibited to allow water to pond or pool onto neighboring properties.
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:
Site plan showing the footprint of the house on the lot, location and dimensions of the porch, and distance from the property lines.
Porch railing detail sheet, if applicable
Samples of proposed materials and colors
A landscape plan identifying the location, size and type of landscape materials – those existing and those to be added and those to be removed
Photos of the proposed porch location
Design Review fee payment of $150.00
Expected Date of Completion:
If you have any questions, please contact the Association office, 614-889-0922.