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					              DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LASHBROOKE
                   ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                        SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Residential Overview                                     The following details are characteristics of the
                                                         preferred Lashbrooke style that provides
The rich character and personality of Lashbrooke         commonality across neighborhood communities.
is established through the consistent application
of a traditional architectural theme. The                   Bold,   symmetrical     massing     with
European theme espouses a comfortable,                       entrances and front facades given
graceful style, yet well seasoned with the spirit            importance to help create and organize
of the American lifestyle. The mixture of color,             a simple overall form. Features include
texture and light welcomes and charms in a way                  Long horizontal masses broken and
that is refreshing and open. European is a style                 counterbalanced by strong verticals
that is open to broad interpretation, which is
                                                                Multi-pane windows providing strong
why it can be adapted so appropriately to the
                                                                 vertical emphasis
region of Eastern Tennessee. Inspiration for the
architecture of Lashbrooke comes from the                       Massive and detailed tall chimneys,
villages of Europe and England with their variety                traditionally made of masonry or stucco,
and architectural interest, as well as from the                  or combinations thereof, and capped
neo-Gothic tradition from the early 20th century                 appropriately with tile or terracotta
in the United States. This type of American                      chimney caps
architecture is frequently found in the middle
and upper income established neighborhoods of               Roof form steeply pitched in all forms
larger American cities.                                      with double pitched eaves. Features
                                                             include
Generally the architectural style is eclectic and
symmetrical       with  a     strong   sense   of               Cross-gables or multi gables
cohesiveness. However, the beauty of this style                 Shed dormers
is its flexibility to be represented in either a                Strong cornice lines
formal symmetrical design or in an informal
asymmetrical design. Home designs tend to be                Most important aspect of this broad
more functional and practical rather than                    style is regularity.
following a fashionable passing trend. The                      The most important aspect of this detail
partnership of materials and colors integrated                   is that architectural rhythms are
into the architectural details and elements cause                established through window placement,
each home to emerge with a unique but                            repetition of elements, and selection of
traditional American personality.                                finish materials
The theme at Lashbrooke is expressed through                Other distinctive details
the use of the classic detailing, styles and colors
for the building materials and enriched accent                  quoin ornamentation
treatments. These Guidelines allow for the                      balustrade porches on side or rear
flexibility of architectural expression within the               elevations
defined framework.                                              bowed and boxed bay windows
The Lashbrooke style is a graceful mixture of                   tall and wide door and window openings
color, texture, and light that is welcoming and                  with divided lights
comforting, and provides an immediate sense of
                                                                flattened stone surrounds for windows
history and established community. The style
                                                                 and doors
should never be contrived and is never
pretentious. In all of its manifestations and                   Stone or brick surrounds
interpretations,   European      is  distinctively              Frieze below roof fascia
comfortable, appealing and exquisitely crafted.
                                                                Ornate downspouts and wrought iron
                                                                String courses of brick or stone at floor
                                                                 lines
Residential Characteristics

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                     ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                          SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


   Color and materials                                of unrelated forms. The massing of the forms
                                                       should be established by the element's
       Off-white and earth tones accented with
                                                       characteristic of the European style of
        rich colors
                                                       architecture.
       Combinations of stucco, stone, brick and
        wood                                           The features and elements of Lashbrooke
                                                       preserve and contribute to the human scale
                                                       throughout the community. Bulky homes and
Residential Criteria                                   homes that overwhelm the natural setting are
                                                       not permitted.
Architectural Details
                                                       Due to the rural area location of Lashbrooke, an
Specific architectural elements provide the            architectural style that interacts with and
opportunity to accentuate theme of Lashbrooke’s        enhances its environment in a positive way has
residential architecture. The use of windows,          been chosen. The European style accomplishes
arches, quoins, dormers, cross-gabled roofs,           this goal by utilizing simple forms and wall
wrought iron, etc. should be integrated to             planes, while also allowing for quaint,
achieve the appropriate character. The following       comfortable, distinctive features comprised of
pages     clarify    the   specific   components       natural materials. In addition, this thematic style
characteristic of the European style.                  and the accompanying features can provide a
                                                       sense of lifestyle that compliments the natural
                                                       setting and amenities of the peninsula
Exterior Finishes typically include                    community.

   Stucco                                             Architectural diversity and visual interest within
                                                       a community can be achieved by applying the
   Stone                                              following techniques;
   Brick                                               A mix of recognizable and appropriate
   Wood Shakes and “Hardi” Products                        components on each home
                                                        Massing and proportioning traceable to the
   Wood siding                                             historical precedent of the chosen substyle
   Half-timbering                                      Utilization of ells, porches, and details
   Balanced     combinations   of   the   above        Maximum building height shall not exceed
    materials                                               two stories, excluding basements
   Roofing; 50-year asphalt shingles (heavy            Minimum wall plate heights:
    profile), slate or flat tile.                            First floor throughout      - 9’-0”
   Refer to materials and colors section for                Second floor throughout - 9’-0”
    additional information



Setting, Building Massing and Scale

The dominance of nature over the built
environment is one of the most important traits
of rural character. The home should be oriented
and designed in response to the individual
characteristics of the site and context.
Integration with the topography, trees,
vegetation and other natural features of the land
are of the utmost importance.
The massing of the home should be organized
as a whole and should not appear as a mixture

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                   ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                        SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Window and Door Treatment
Window projections, and varied window and                   Balustrade
door detailing patterns, should be compatible in            May be provided at entries and rear/side
scale with the house and with the architectural              elevations
character of the home. Characteristics include;             Open wrought iron railings
   Symmetrical                                             Simple wood column (min. 6X6) supports
                                                             with beams and arched or angled knee
   Stone lintels                                            bracing (rear/side elevations only)
   Tall and wide windows                                   Stucco, stone and brick columns
   Multi-paned casement                                    A change in roof pitch may be applied
   Bowed or boxed bays with simple moldings                Pediments
    or stonework
                                                            Frieze boards
   Stone, brick, wood and quoin windows
    surrounds                                               Front porches must provide lattice screening
   Front doors typically quoined or otherwise               or continue exterior finish materials to within
    given architectural significance                         6” of finish grade when raised above grade
   Doors with lintels and border stone
    surrounds
   Materials of wood, stone, brick, and stucco          Columns Embrace
   Glazing of clear or gray tinting (other tinting
    with approval of the Design Review Board)               Simple wood columns, accented with angled
                                                             knee bracing
   Window header heights should adjust with
                                                            Stucco, stone or brick, coordinated with the
    varying plate heights:                                   overall building massing
       8’-0”plate:6’-8” header height min./max.            Pediments, creating a material change
       9’-0” plate: 8’-0” header height min.
       10’-0” plate: 8’-0” header min. with or
        without transom
       Greater than 10’-0” plate: to be                 Chimney features
        reviewed and determined at the
        discretion of the Design Review Board               Massive and tall
                                                            Battered, straight, or stepped
   Window sill heights should adjust with
    varying plate heights:                                  Use of stucco, stone and brick with multiple
                                                             combinations there of, or singular material
       8’-0” plate: 1’-8” sill height min.                  applications
       9’-0” plate: 2’-0” sill height min.                 Brickwork is encouraged
       10’-0” plate or greater: 2’-0” sill height          End wall or interior locations piercing roof
        min.                                                 plane
Window transoms are encouraged and must be                  Use of various material banding to acquire
proportionate in the wall plane; careful attention           material breaks
to the proportion of wall surface height between            Decorative caps of stone or brick or an
the top of window/transom to fascia, rake and                approved clay cap
soffit should be considered                                 No cantilevered chimneys
                                                            Wood siding, cedar shingle and fiber cement
   Entry doors should create a sense of arrival             finishes are not permitted
    and a warm, inviting feeling
   Front entry doors should include either a
    pair of doors with or without sidelights or a
    single, massive door depending on chosen
    substyle

                                                         Entrance details
Porch and Veranda Details include

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                   ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                        SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


       Symmetrically or asymmetrically located

       Recessed, pedimented or roofed                      Plumbing vent stacks must be painted to
                                                             match the adjacent roof or wall material. All
        structure                                            vent stacks must be grouped on the rear or
                                                             least obtrusive roof plane and not extend
       Portico                                              above the ridge line
                                                            Concealed ridge vent system is required on
       Vertical orientation                                 all asphalt roofs, unless otherwise approved
                                                             by the Design Review Board
   Formal/elaborated doors                                 Exposed metal ridge vents for other roof
   Single or paired doors                                   types must be painted to match the roof
                                                             color and installed on rear slopes where
   Quoins, trim and keystones applied to entry              possible. However, decorative dormer vents
    portico surrounds in stone, brick and stucco             as described on page 3-19 are permitted
   Wood entry portico similar to that described             and encouraged
    in porches and verandas
   Minimum width is 6’-0”
   Maximum height is 1 ½ stories (2 story               Other Distinctive Details
    elements require the approval of the Design
    Review Board and must be appropriately                  Ornate gutters and downspouts: all gutters
    scaled within the overall home design)                   and downspouts should be connected to a
Wrought & Cast Iron Ornamentation are                        yard storm drain system (copper, verdi gris
                                                             and earth tones are preferred, white is not
used                                                         permitted). Water from roofs and gutters
                                                             shall be directed away from the foundation
  On wrought iron gates                                     and to front, side or rear yards in
  On wrought iron balustrade                                accordance with the lot grading plan
  At windows with optional plant box                       Lantern style accent lighting at entry,
   integrated                                                garage and lot monumentation; copper,
                                                             brass, and black paint are preferred (white
 With exposed cast iron hinges and latches at               and other colors are not appropriate)
   doors and garage doors (pseudo or actual)
                                                            String courses at second floor line where
Roof forms include                                           appropriate
   A primary roof minimum pitch of 8:12 to                 Pigionniers or colombiers (small wall
    14:12 (the Design Review Board may                       recesses) placed at gable ends below ridge
    require a steeper roof pitch to conform with             line
    the home’s neighborhood)                                Louvered vents at gable ends below ridge
 A secondary roof pitch minimum of 6:12 at                 Quoins may be staggered space corners,
    dormers, porches, patios and entry elements              stacked corners and alternating stacked
 Varied roof massing with gable roof                        corners. Alternating space corners are not
    combinations                                             permitted
 Double pitched eaves
 Roof punctuated with vertical soft arched
    attic dormers
 Strong cornice lines
 Frieze board detailing below roof fascia
 Fascia and rakes of wood with maximum
    overhang of 18"
Refer to Section 3-18 for appropriate roof
materials




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                   ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                        SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Garages                                               Building foundation walls should be treated as
                                                      an extension of the main structure. Elements
Garages may be integrated into the main               such as walls or terraces include
structure, totally detached or connected to the
                                                         Use of different materials
home through the use of a breezeway, patios,
garden room, or other similar elements.                  Heavy natural materials, to provide a natural
                                                          transition to the ground plane
Guidelines and considerations for Garage design
should include the following:                            Materials which are compatible with the
                                                          building architecture such as stone, brick,
   Integrated garages should be visually                 stucco and wood
    removed to reduce the impact onto the
    street                                               Foundation materials may not be exposed
                                                          above grade lines
   Each garage must have a separate bay
    facade                                               Exposed concrete footings are not permitted

   Rear, four-car with tandem spaces, split
    design, and subterranean garages are
    allowed
   Conditions with three or four car garages:
    no more than two doors may exist on the
    same plane
   Third (or fourth) garage doors must be off-
    set by a minimum of three feet
   Single and/or separate garage doors are
    required; double doors are not permitted



All garages must be fully enclosed; carports are
prohibited

   A variety of garage entry conditions are
    encouraged:
       split garages (two and one or two and
        two) with mid-entry to the house
       deep garages with abundant amenities
       subterranean rear or side entry
       tandem
       rear lot location
       side entry
   To ensure a low building profile from the
    street, the maximum garage plate height at
    the front yard or side yard setback shall be
    ten (10') feet from the finish pad elevation
    to the plate at the garage door




Foundation Walls

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                    ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                         SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Accessory Structures                                           match the main body of the Structure or its
                                                               trim.
Accessory Structures include but are not limited              Outdoor      fireplaces   and      permanent
to, elements such as detached garages, covered                 barbecues shall be integrated with the
or enclosed boat slips, guesthouses, gazebos,                  design of covered porches, pools decks or
trellises and other similar elements. The design               other portions of the Structure. Outdoor
and location of Accessory Structures are subject               fireplaces and permanent barbecues shall be
to review and approval by the Design Review                    located in the rear yard within the Maximum
Board. Accessory Structures shall not exceed a                 Buildable Area or the court area of
1 or 1 1/2 story profile and shall be located                  Structures designed with a central courtyard
within the Maximum Buildable Area. Colors,                     or atrium. The installation of freestanding
materials and detailing of Accessory Structure                 barbecues is permitted, subject to review by
shall be compatible with the architectural                     the Design Review Board.
character of the home.
                                                              The design of all accessory buildings
Accessory structures or outbuildings are                       including detached garages, breezeways,
permitted     within    Lashbrooke     custom                  guesthouses and boathouses should reflect
neighborhoods, with the provision that all                     the European style and should be
structures meet the setback standards and are                  structurally and visually compatible with the
approved by the Design Review Board.                           adjoining residential architecture.
                                                              Covered or enclosed boat slip structures
                                                               must meet the requirements set forth by the
   Trellises are an effective method of
                                                               TVA.
    producing shade and defining outdoor
    spaces. Trellis designs must be submitted
    to the Design Review Board for approval                Balconies, Trellises, Sun Shades,
    including materials and colors. The color of           Mechanical Equipment Structures and
    trellises shall match the main body of the             Gazebos
    Structure or its trim. If a trellis is laced with
    canvas, the color must be specifically                 All auxiliary structures are to be designed in the
    approved by the Design Review Board.                   European character and shall be integral to the
                                                           house architectural form, finish, materials and
   Garages and guesthouses are permitted and
                                                           colors.
    may be attached or detached (no structural
    connection to the main home) from the
                                                           All appurtenant improvements to the structure
    Principle Structure. The accessory buildings
                                                           should be within the building envelope, and are
    can stand-alone or be connected to the main
                                                           subject to the Design Review Board approval.
    dwelling by a breezeway or walled-in porch.
   Areas used for outside storage must be part
    of the Structure and shall be constructed of           House Numbers
    the same wall finishes, trim and roof
    materials.                                             Certain address signs are allowed for dwelling
                                                           units. One sign of no more than one square foot
   The following detached accessory structures            in area, may be attached to the home. The sign
    are not permitted: storage, potting and tool           shall indicate the number or street address of
    sheds, playhouses, doghouses, dog runs,                the home. An ornamental yard plaque, of a style
    basketball goals, playground equipment, and            as set by the Design Review Board, may also
    any similar detached structure.                        indicate the number or street address of the
   Gazebos shall be compatible with the                   home.      Also, street number plaques will be
    exterior elevation of the Structure and shall          attached to the standard mailbox that is
    be constructed using the same type and                 available from the Developer.
    color of roof shingle. The color of columns,
                                                           At least one sign shall be adequately lighted to
    railings, pickets and other details shall
                                                           facilitate identification and visibility from the

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                  ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                       SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


street of curbside location. The selected method      The entrances to Lashbrooke are protected by a
of lighting shall be tastefully applied.              state-of-the-art controlled access gate entry
                                                      system. The gate entry system was designed
Surfaced mounted address number boxes that
                                                      to be compatible with each residence’s home
are backlighted shall be prohibited. The Design
                                                      security system.
Review Board encourages the use of brass,
pewter, or copper with down lighting or
                                                      In addition, security cameras have been installed
approved equal by the Board, for numerical
                                                      at various points within the Community Activity
identification of the home.
                                                      Center.      Selected security cameras can be
Septic System                                         viewed on your home computer by access
                                                      through the Internet.
Lashbrooke has installed a state-of-the-art
private community sewer and wastewater
                                                      Lashbrooke has selected a Security Consultant
system to handle wastewater from inside each
                                                      for the community and each lot owner and their
residence. A utility company chosen by the
                                                      approved builder must contact the Security
Developer and licensed by the Tennessee
                                                      Consultant during the design phase of their
Regulatory Authority (TRA) operates and
                                                      home and coordinate residential security and
maintains all common elements of the system.
                                                      Internet access systems so that they are
Lot Owner fees and expenses for the use and
                                                      compatible with the systems installed at
operation of the community’s septic system are
                                                      Lashbrooke.
controlled by TRA.    Please confer with the
Design Review Board Administrator for further
details.

The Preserve at Lashbrooke will have private
individual septic tank and drainfield systems.
Each lot’s system must be approved by the
Blount County Health Department. The septic
system must be approved before a Building
Permit will be issued by the Town of Louisville.


Electric Meters
Electric meters are to be appropriately screened
with landscape plant materials or enclosed in
cabinets that are part of the primary residence
architecture. Conformance with all utility and
building code standards must be addressed.


Mechanical Equipment
All outdoor equipment such as air conditioning,
heating equipment, pool equipment and soft
water tanks must be screened by fence and/or
landscaping, from view and for sound
attenuation. Window or roof mounted air               Building Materials And Colors
conditioning units are prohibited.
                                                      Building Materials
Security Systems and Access To The
                                                      Building materials are an important element in
Community’s Surveillance Cameras
                                                      maintaining    the    country   character   of
                                                      Lashbrooke. The imaginative use of building

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                   ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                        SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


materials can be combined to create unique                      Exposed concrete
designs, providing individual identity to each                  Decorative concrete block
home.
                                                                Vinyl and aluminum siding
The approved material palette is located in
                                                                Imitation brick
Section 6: Appendix of this document. Additional
materials that are in the range of approved                     Lapped siding of any material
materials may be permitted but are subject to                   Reflective finishes such as mirrored
review and approval by the Design Review                         glass
Board as described in Section 5: Submittal and
                                                                Laced (Spanish)      and    adobe   stucco
Approval Process.
                                                                 finishes
   EXTERIOR WALL SURFACES
    A combination of materials and/or finishes is           ROOF TILE
    encouraged, to a maximum of five (5)                     Permitted Materials include:
    different materials. To ensure the general
                                                                Asphalt (heavy profile 50 year), wood
    character of Lashbrooke earth tones and off-
                                                                 shakes, slate or approved simulated
    white colors are the most appropriate.
                                                                 slate, flat tile and concrete tile shingles
    Permitted Materials include:
                                                                Combinations of earth tones to gray
       Rubble, ashlar, flagstone stone finishes                 tones are preferred       Monochromatic
        with joints raked, pointed or dry stacked                roof shingles are not permitted.
       Natural stone such as sandstone,                        Limited use of natural finish (non
        granite,   flagstone are    permitted;                   painted) roofs such as copper, terne,
        alternative stone selections will be                     zinc, etc. will be allowed as accents
        subject to Design Review Board                           (finials, box/bow windows, porticos); all
        approval (simulated stone is not                         are subject to review by the Design
        permitted)                                               Review Board
       Brick in earth tones (refer to color                 Not Permitted include:
        boards for the range of permitted
                                                                Flat roofs
        colors; bright red is not permitted)
                                                                “S' tiles
       Stucco finishes: smooth, sand, light
        hand troweled and light dashcoat                        All other roofing materials not listed as
        finishes (joining marks between coats of                 approved above.
        stucco     due    to   scaffolding  and             CHIMNEYS
        construction techniques must be avoided
        and will be cause for rejection in the                  Exposed metal flues and spark arrestors
        field)                                                   are not acceptable

       Wood siding in beaded or beveled styles                 Caps must be stone, brick, or clay, and
                                                                 architecturally appropriate
       Board & batten siding (limited accents
        only). Hardi Plank.
       Wood fascia, rakes, frieze and trim                 SKYLIGHTS
       Exposed wood timbers for half-                       Permitted Materials include:
        timbering, or as described under
                                                                Designed as an integral part of the roof
        porches, porticos and entries
                                                                Glazing must be clear, solar bronze, or
       Pre-cast concrete or carved stone lintels
                                                                 white
        and border stones (limited use, primarily
        at entries)                                             Framing material must be bronze or
                                                                 color to match the roof
                                                             Not Permitted Materials include:
    Not Permitted Materials include:

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                   ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                        SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


       Reflective glazing
       Natural aluminum framing                            FLASHING AND SHEET METAL
                                                                 All flashing and exposed sheet metal
   PAVING MATERIALS                                              must be copper.

    Colors and materials used within Lashbrooke             VENTS
    are subject to approval by the Design
                                                                 All vent stack and pipes must be colored
    Review Board. Those colors and materials
                                                                  to match the adjacent roof or wall
    that are permitted, as well those not
                                                                  material
    permitted, are listed here.
                                                                 Vent stacks should be grouped on the
    Permitted Materials include:
                                                                  side or rear of the roofs (when possible)
       Natural stone (including but not limited
                                                                 Vents should not extend above the ridge
        to: sandstone, limestone, granite and
                                                                  line
        slate)
       Flagstone                                           ANTENNAS

       Exposed aggregate (natural stone color)                  Owners may not install, or cause to be
                                                                  installed, any television, radio or citizen
       Natural stone unit pavers                                 band (CB) antenna, satellite dish or
       Colored concrete (natural stone colors)                   other similar electronic receiving or
       Stamped concrete (natural stone colors)                   broadcasting device on the exterior of
                                                                  any house or structure, with exceptions
       Wire cut brick                                            made on a case by case basis by the
       Fired clay pavers                                         Design Review Board
       Pre-cast concrete pavers                                 Ground mounted satellite dishes must
       Decomposed granite                                        be appropriately screened subject to the
                                                                  review of the Design Review Board
       Turf block, grass-crete or equal
                                                                 Any such installation must be in
       Interlocking concrete pavers                              compliance with      all applicable
    Not Permitted Materials include:                              ordinances
       Common gravel                                            All homes must be pre-wired for cable
       Polished stone                                            TV reception
       Asphalt                                             SOLAR
       Glazed ceramic tile and composite tile                   Solar panels are to be integrated into
       River rock                                                the roof design
                                                                 Panels and frames must be bronze
                                                                  anodized or colored to match the roof
                                                                 Natural aluminum frames are prohibited
                                                                 Solar equipment is to be screened from
   WINDOWS, DOORS AND GARAGE DOORS                               the view of adjacent Lots and private
       Wood windows, vinyl or vinyl clad are                     streets
        permitted
       Natural aluminum is prohibited                   Colors
       All tinted glass will be subject to Design
        Review Board review                              Color acts as a theme-conveying element
                                                         reflective of the architectural style within
       Wood tilt up or carriage-style garage
                                                         Lashbrooke. Subdued colors, off-white and
        doors are preferred; sectional roll-up
                                                         earthy in nature, blend naturally with the rural
        garages doors are permitted

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                DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LASHBROOKE
                     ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                          SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


setting    and should be used as predominant                 Bright Colors
colors    throughout the community. Individual
                                                              Bright colors include primary colors as well
design     expressions through the use of rich
                                                              as secondary colors that are bright in tone.
accent    colors are encouraged. The Lashbrooke
                                                              Other than for minor accents, bright colors
Design    Review Board must evaluate the use of
                                                              are not permitted.
bright,   vibrant exterior colors on a case-by-case
basis.                                                       Neutral and Earth Tone Colors
Wide ranges of trim and accent colors are                     The use of subdued colors, neutrals or earth
permitted on houses to add variety and                        tones is required for the main body of a
character to the community. They are to be                    home. Light tones work well for the main
consistent with the historic context of the                   body as well as some mid-tone colors.
architectural theme.                                          Deep-tone colors are not permitted.
                                                              Approved colors include, but are not limited
The approved color palette is available from the
                                                              to, off-whites, cream, beige, tan, taupe and
Design Review Board. Additional colors, which
                                                              gray. Stark whites are not permitted. Other
are in the range of approved colors may be
                                                              colors will be considered by the Design
permitted, but are subject to review and
                                                              Review Board, but are subject to
approval by the Design Review Board as
                                                              disapproval.
described in Section 5: Submittal and Approval
Process.                                                     Accent Colors
   Contrasting Colors                                        Accent colors can be lighter than the main
                                                              body of a Structure, such as off-white trim
    Contrasting colors can be helpful in calling
                                                              on a mid-tone tan body, or they can be
    attention to specific design elements of a
                                                              deeper such as hunter green shutters on the
    Structure. In some cases, contrasting colors
                                                              same mid-tone tan.       Regardless of the
    can also result in major conflicts.       For
                                                              approach, accent colors can add interest to
    example, two equally large areas of
                                                              exteriors, but they must be handled
    contrasting colors tend to produce an
                                                              carefully.   Too many accent colors and
    uneasy effect because they compete with
                                                              overly contrasting accents may not produce
    each other. On the other hand, if one of the
                                                              the desired results and, in such cases, are
    contrasting colors is utilized for the main
                                                              subject to disapproval.
    body of a Structure and the other is used for
    a minor accent, then the combination may                 Color and Design
    work effectively. Otherwise, large areas of               Colors will be evaluated on their overall
    contrasting colors are subject to disapproval.            appropriateness for the community as well
                                                              as the specific European architectural style
                                                              for which they are being proposed.




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              DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LASHBROOKE
                   ON FORT LOUDON LAKE – THE TENNESSEE RIVER
                        SECTION 3: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Site Planning Criteria:                                     Within The Park and The Preserve
                                                             Sections:
Setback Requirements                                          The minimum area that is to be covered
                                                                 by the residence shall be
All buildings and structures shall be constructed
                                                                  2,600      Sq    Ft     for one-story
within the Maximum Building Area and set back
                                                                     residences.
from street or road right of way lines, from the
                                                                  1,800 Sq Ft on the first level and
waterfront, and from the periphery of the
                                                                     1,200 Sq Ft on the second level for
planned unit development as designated by the
                                                                     1 ½ and 2 story residences.
developer and to comply with the following
                                                                  Daylight lower level finished square
standards:
                                                                     footage may be included in these
Building Setbacks Limits                                             minimums.
The Maximum Building Area has been
established for each Lot within the community.              Within all other Sections of Lashbrooke
See the Design Review Board Administrator for a               The minimum area that is to be covered
detailed description of the allowable building site              by the residence shall be
for each Lot. The specific front, side and rear                   2,900      Sq    Ft     for one-story
setbacks for the building envelope varies,                           residences.
depending on the property size, however in                        2,600 Sq Ft on the first level and
general on Lots less than 90 feet in width a side                    1,000 Sq Ft on the second level for
setback of 10 feet applies and Lots over 90 feet                     1 ½ and 2 story residences.
in width a side setback minimum of 15 feet               Maximum site coverage
applies.
                                                            The maximum area that may be covered by
                                                             buildings shall be 50 percent of the base
The allowed building site and additional setbacks            acreage of the site.
may be further controlled by the Design Review
Board on a case-by-case basis, in order to               Maximum building height
protect the views and aesthetic appeal of the
community.                                                  Single-family dwellings shall not exceed two
                                                             stories, excluding basements.
Additional site development standards that are              Height of all other buildings shall be single
constant and do not vary from lot to lot are as              story or as otherwise determined by the
follows;                                                     Design Review Board.
Periphery boundary of Lashbrooke
                                                         Orientation
   All buildings or structures shall be set back
                                                            The Design Review Board requires the front
    from the periphery boundary as established
                                                             of homes to be oriented, but not necessarily
    by the Blount County and the City of
                                                             parallel to the front of home sites. Homes
    Louisville.
                                                             on corner home sites may be rotated at an
Minimum Building Size                                        oblique angle, oriented to the intersection of
Minimum square footage of Lashbrooke                         the two streets so long as the structure is
residences excludes bonus areas over detached                located within the Maximum Building Area.
or semi-detached garages, and unfinished
basements.                                               Porches, Patios & Pool decks
                                                            Porches, patios and pool decks should be located
                                                             within the Maximum Building Area. Such items
                                                             may extend beyond the Maximum Building Area,
                                                             but only with the prior approval of the Design
                                                             Review Board.



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