All homeowners, as members of the Lake Christopher Homes Association (LCHA), must become familiar with the Architectural Guidelines prior to making any exterior alterations. Your realtor should have provided you with copies of the architectural guidelines, covenants and by-laws when you purchased your home. These documents describe the role of the Architectural Committee (AC) and the guidelines.
Any proposed change to the exterior appearance of a home is subject to review and approval beforehand, in accordancne with our covenants and by-laws. The architectural review process is important to our community because the value of a property is more than just the house itself; value is also derived from the community where the home is located. Some of the things which make Lake Christopher a beautiful and desirable place to live are the clean and uniform contemporary nature of our homes, and the fact that the houses and yards are consistently well maintained. The Architectural Guidelines help support these aspects of our community.
The Lake Christopher homes were designed in the early 1970's, and when built represented that era's idea of contemporary. Since then much has changed, both in the intrepertation of contemporary and the building materials available to us as we maintain and/or remodel our homes.
The Architectural Guidelines are not intended to make Lake Christopher a 1970's time capsule. Instead, they are designed to help ensure a degree of consistency and uniformity so that exterior changes and modifications stay true to the architectural style of our community, while balancing a homeowners ability to add some individuality to their property.
Please download a copy of the Guidelines using the navigation buttons on the left. Contact the Architectural Committe if you have any questions.
REMEMBER: Submitting an Architectural Review Request does not satisfy the need to obtain proper permits (as required) from the city.
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