4.10 ACCESSORY STRUCTURES, SHEDS, GAZEBOS AND ARBORS/PERGOLAS
4.10.1 DEFINITIONS Accessory structures are defined as completely enclosed structures having a door and/or window. Examples include but are not limited to: garden or utility sheds, playhouses, greenhouses. Gazebos and pergolas are defined as open or partially enclosed structures that cannot be enclosed with either doors or windows, screens, drapes and shades.
4.10.2 DESIGN REQUIREMENTS All accessory structures/sheds must match the architectural style, material and color of the residence on that home site. Accessory structures must be constructed of new materials and maintained in like-new condition. The maximum size of any accessory structure (except detached garages) is 120 square feet and 9 feet in height.
A). ACCESSORY STRUCTURE SPECIFICATIONS
a. Size not to exceed 120 square feet; no one side dimension greater than 12 feet and a maximum height of 9 feet.
b. New construction and pre-manufactured allowable, however must match in material to include stucco, siding and tile or shingle roofing. No plastic or resin sheds are allowed.
c. Masonry application (if prevalent on home) will not be required.
d. Matching architecture includes mimicking the window size and style, window/door trim configuration, roof pitch and overhangs.
e. Screening by fencing and/or landscaping may be required.
PLEASE REFER TO NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY GUIDELINES ADDENDUMS (APPENDIX E) FOR FURTHER SHED GUIDELINES. Gazebo architecture must be consistent with and complementary to the style, material, and color of the house. The maximum size of a gazebo is 100 square feet and 12 feet in height.
Accessory structures and gazebos are not permitted in front yards. In addition, they are not permitted within the 5-foot side or 7-foot rear public easements. Refer to Section 4.17.
Arbors and pergolas close to or attached to the house should be painted to match the body color or trim color of the home. Arbors and pergolas not attached or close to the house may be a natural wood color.
Structures must be constructed, located and screened to minimize the visual impact to adjacent properties, common areas and the golf course. Refer to Section 2.11 for the definition of “visual impact”.
Structures facing corner lots must be screened from the side street with evergreen trees.
4.10.4 REVIEW REQUIREMENTS Due to their uniqueness, all submittals will be reviewed by the MC on a case-by-case basis. Refer to Section 9.4 of the Declaration for additional information.
View the community guidelines at https://www.pcva.org/uploads/7/8/8/7/78875826/pcva_community_guidelines_august_20_2020__1_.pdf