Revisions to the guidelines include standards for roof shingles, siding, trim and wrap, and room additions. A new fence style and new standards for entry and patio doors are also included. A PDF is available for download from our website, under HOA Documents. You may follow this link directly to the guidelines: https://countryside-va.org/hoa-documents/.
As a reminder, an Architectural Application is required for all exterior modifications on your home.
The quality of design and architectural harmony in CountrySide is maintained through a review process for all exterior alterations to the property. Specific authority for maintaining the quality of design in CountrySide is established by the Covenants and Restrictions, which are a part of every property deed.
Article VI, Section f1 of the Covenants states:
“… except for purposes of maintenance and repair, no building, fence, wall, or other improvements or structures shall be commenced, directed, placed, moved, altered, or maintained upon The Property, nor shall any exterior addition to or change (including any change of color) or other alteration thereupon be made until the complete plans and specifications showing the location, nature, shape, height, material, color, type of construction, and any other proposed form of change (including, without limitation, any other information specified by the Design Review Committee) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing as to safety, harmony of external design, color, and location in relation to surrounding structures and topography and conformity with the design concept for the community by a Design Review Committee designated by the Board of Directors.”
So, before you undertake any exterior project, please ensure you submit an architectural application and obtain approval first. For assistance with application requirements, please call the Proprietary office at 703-430-0715.