– Use windows and door placement and design to take advantage of views and emphasize the connection to the outdoors
– Minimize reflectivity, glare and nighttime light emission, as viewed from off-site
- Numerous windows and doors, opening to the exterior spaces from main living areas, are to be incorporated to reinforce the connection to the outdoors.
- All elevations must have sufficient fenestration to create visual interest and to prevent the appearance of blank wall areas Windows and doors must be designed in scale and pattern that are both complementary to the form of the home and also expressive of the internal organization of the home. In combination with the form of the various components of the building, an observer of the exterior of the home should largely be able to identify the functions of the rooms behind the windows.
- Windows are to be primarily rectangular in form, vertically orientated, with larger undivided panes ( not to exceed 40 square feet) surrounded by smaller, divided lights. A minimum of one-third of the windows should be divided or the window pattern should create a divided appearance to the satisfaction of the DRC. Removable or “snap-in” mullions are not permitted. Elliptical, arched and or circular windows are to be generally discouraged. The DRC may grant approval for use in select accent areas with a structural, load-bearing appearance, such as at exterior stone walls and /or foundations.
- Windows with heavy trims and frames reflective of traditional mountain architecture.
- Windows that are set in stone are to be recessed a minimum of 6 inches, use stone or wood headers and include sills.
- Appropriate window types include double-hung, single-hung, casement and fixed windows. Other window types will be considered by the DRC if the proposal achieves the desired texture and detail on the facade of the home.
- Entries and large areas of glass are to be protected with deep overhangs and/or projections.
- Windows and doors are to be wood, vinyl clad or metal clad. Unfinished aluminum or other metal windows are not permitted. Window frame colors are to be complementary to the color palette of the rest of the home and are to be drawn from the following: bronze, copper, brown or other earth tones, black, dark red, dark blue, dark green. White is not a permitted color.
- Accent trim is to be consistent in material, color, and proportion with the surrounding structure.
- In stone or stucco walls. window openings are required to have lintels that appear to be structural.
- All doors are to be insulated and properly weather-stripped to reduce heat loss. Exterior doors with significant amounts of glazing are to incorporate, at a minimum, a single Low-E coating on one side or between glazings.
- Glass may be coated or tinted to control solar heat gain, but a reflective, mirrored appearance is not permitted. Coated/ and or tinted glass samples are to be submitted for approval by the DRC. Window sizes are to relate to sun exposure to control energy loss/ and or heat gain. Ornamental, frosted or stained glass, if used on the exterior of the home, must be approved by the DRC. Glass block is prohibited for all exterior applications.
- The solar orientation of windows must be considered in their design On the south and west-facing exposures, appropriate overhangs in the form of shed roofs or extended overhangs are recommended.
– Single-wide garage doors are required. Garage doors must be made of materials and include details that are
commensurate with the high standards of these Guidelines.
Garage doors must be wood, clad with wood or ornamental metal and may include, with the DRC’s approval, mounted art or artistic elements.
- Double-wide doors are permitted provided that the garage doors do not face the street and that the door is designed with cladding to appear as two single-wide doors.
The DRC is required to scrutinize the proposed cladding design to ensure (1) that it is consistent with the rest of the home in style and (2) that it appears as authentic as possible when attempting to emulate single-wide doors on a double-wide door.
- Doors are to be stained or painted and are to be either the same color as the exterior siding or slightly darker color that is still within the generally approved earth tones and hues.