A homesite model must be included with all Design Submittals (including resubmittals), Design Variance and Subsequent Changes Requests so that the Lahontan Covenants Commission may quickly reference proposals in a three-dimensional context. Additional changes or modifications to the model are only required if requested by the Commission. Homesite numbers must be affixed to all exhibits including the color board and the model.
A model (1/8-inch scale) showing the topography (minimum 2-foot contours) of the entire homesite is required of all proposed homes. Models at other scales cannot be accepted as the models are often viewed and compared with other models of nearby homesites. Items such as roof overhangs, windows, mullions, doors, balconies, posts, and exposed beams must be modeled three-dimensionally, rather than being simply drawn onto the model. Models may be picked up from the Community Association office after the submittal response notice is issued. The applicant should retain the model for use in any future submittals.
Alternately, three-dimensional modeling software such as sketchup may be utilized to generate a model of a home design please contact Design Review Administrator John Stewart (530.550.2488 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An 18x24 inch Color Board is among the Final Design Submittal requirements. Actual samples of all exterior materials (roof, wall, and ground plane materials, light fixture finishes, flashing, stone, wood, metal, landscape materials, etc.) must be securely affixed to a stiff board. The samples on the board must accurately correspond to the Color Rendering. All samples must be clearly labeled, and the homesite number must identify the board. The confirmation of final exterior stonework and material color selections shall be delayed until the Onsite Mockup in order to better visualize the potential colors with actual materials intended for use.
Onsite Mockups are a very important part of the construction process. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to display samples of all proposed exterior materials in their approximate future locations. A minimum of 16-square feet of each siding and roofing material must be displayed at one portion of the future building, so that the material may be viewed at one time from one vantage point. Trim (minimum sample size 10-lineal feet), accent materials, non-asphalt paving, and window-cladding samples must also be included for this viewing, as well as a 4-foot long mortared stone sample representing the size and color range of any stonework. A range of colors can be considered from manufacturers' paint chips and other small samples for the Color Board, but final approval will not occur until all the samples can be viewed next to each other and approved in the field during the Onsite Mockup.
The Architect or Contractor must make an appointment with the Design Review Administrator to review and provide written consent to the final selections, as well as provide a completed and signed, by the Architect, Exterior Materials and Colors Form. For more information, please refer to Section IX.12 Color and Material Approval Procedure in the Community Design Book.