I want to build my final home in the Village of Oak Creek in a subdivision known as La Barrance I. I own the land. I have plans all made up and will be back from the county in a week. My builder and his architect submitted the plan package to the HOA Architectural committee hired gun architect for review three weeks ago.
The plan packaxge was submitted to the two person HOA architectural committee. Item of note: the committee is made up of only two people, the HOA President and HOA Sec/Treasurer. Normally the committee is to be made up of three HOA member members. One of the resigned a few months ago.
I have a 10 foot by 10 foot observation tower on the house. It is high enough to be able to see across the top of the roof.
The top of the observation tower roof is 6 feet 9 inches above the peak of the main house roof. Which is about 19 feet high..
The 2 m an Architectural Committee thinks the tower is too tall.
He HOA President (and Architectural committee memeber) has a home in the developement and has a tower with a bedroom in it. He maintains it is only22 feet tall. It has a flat roof, not a peaked roof, which if it had a peaked roof would bring it to about 25 feet 9 inches.
There is also another home that has a second floor room with flat top. Height unkown but looks like about 22 – 23 feet tall.
By the way. There are only 18 lots in this developement. With only 6 homes. Only 4 homes are lived in full time. Tthe HOA President lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and uses his home in La Barrance I rarely.
THe HOA/Architectural Committee 2 man operation had a conference call with the builder and me on Monday afternoon.
They did not want to make a decision – OK- the tower hieght at that time but want to conferre with their hired gun “manager”, a Mr Dave Norton, and give us a decision later this week.
DO I have to give in to them? There are no homes in the subcdivision that this tower will effect in any way.
Oh, in fact the 18 lots are spread out over. The countryside in three parcels. My lot is in a four lot parcel. The HOA Sec/Treas. Lives 1/4 mile down the road where there are 10 lots and three houses with the remaining four lots 1/4 mile further down the road and it has three houses including the HOA Presidents with his tower and the other house with a second floor bedroom.
As I said there are “0”, nada, no height restdrictions in the CC&R’s or Architectural Guidelines. The county height limit is 30feet!!
Can I insist to keep my tower as designed? To alter the slightly pitched roof or eliminate the roof would makae the buildiing look idioti.
Thank you for your respected opinion.