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Unless the context otherwise specifies or requires, the following words or phrases capitalize in the Design Guidelines shall have the following meanings:

Accessory Structures
Any structure detached from the main residence, including a guesthouse, pool houses, pavilions, storage sheds, potting sheds and or art studios.

An owner and or owners consultant that is applying for approval on the new construction, renovation, alteration, addition, addition and or any other Improvement to any building and or site.

A person licensed to practice architecture in the State of Washington

Refer to the definition contained within the CC&RA

Refer to the definition contained within the CC&RA

Building Coverage
The first-floor Building Square Footage, not including roofed outdoor areas.

Maximum Building Coverage
The maximum Building Coverage, also known as the maximum first-floor Building Square Footage, shall be fifty percent (50%) of the Improvement Envelope and shall include the garage.  In no case shall the Maximum Building Coverage be required to be less than 2,350 square feet.

Building Height
The vertical distance between the lowest perimeter point of each building volume, as determined by the DRC, at existing finished grade, whichever is more restrictive, to the ridge of the highest sloping roof above.

Building Square Footage
The sum of the gross horizontal areas of all floors of all buildings on a Homesite measured to the exterior face of walls including but not limited to lofts, stairways, fireplaces, halls habitable attics, above-grade basements, bathrooms, closets, storage, mechanical/utility areas, and garages.

Portions of the basements where the main floor above is less than four (4) feet above existing or finished grade
(whichever is lower) shall not be included in the square footage calculations.

Roofed walkways, verandas, porches, or other outdoor rooms shall not be included in the Building Square Footage calculations.

Minimum Square Footage
The Minimum Square Footage shall be 2,200 square feet and includes the garage.

Maximum Building Square Footage
The maximum Building Square Footage is calculated based on lot size.  The DRC maintains a table for all lots and individual lot diagrams produced after April 2004 specify the maximum Building Square Footage for each lot.

Common Area
Refer to the definition contained in the CC&RA

Compliance Deposit
The deposit that is required to be delivered tot he DRC prior to commencing any Construction Activity.

Construction Activity
Any site disturbance, construction, addition or alteration of any building, landscaping or any other Improvements on any Construction Site.

Construction Area
The area in which all Construction Activity, including Construction Vehicle parking, is confined on a particular homesite

Construction Site
A site upon which Construction activity takes place.

Construction Vehicle
Any car, truck, trailer or other vehicle used to perform any part of the Construction Activity or to transport equipment, supplies or workers to a Construction Site.

A person retained by an Owner to provide professional advice or services.

Refer to the definition contained within the CC&RA

Defensible Space
The fire safety zone forming a perimeter around all structures on the Homesite.  The defensible space is to be kept clear of all combustible materials, including forest/wood debris and dry dead vegetation.  The minimum distance of the Defensible Space from structures is to determine by criteria set forth in Kittitas County’s “Recommendations for Fire Safety and Prevention”. Defensible space is measured from the outer edge of building eaves.

Design Guidelines ( Guidelines)
The architectural, landscape, design and construction standards, restrictions and review procedures adopted by the Declarant and enforced by the Design Review Committee as set forth in this document and any future books or agendas that may be adopted by the Design Review Committee, The Design Guidelines shall apply to all Homesites at Suncadia. Refer also to the definition provided in CC&RA.

Design Review Committee ( DRC)
The Design Review Committee appointed by the Declarant as provided in the CC&RA to review and either approve or disapprove proposals and or plans and specifications for the construction, exterior additions, landscaping, or changes and alterations within Suncadia.

Development Period
Refer to the definition contained within the CC&RA.

Engineer or Professional Engineer or Civil Engineer
A person licenses to practice as a professional engineer in the State of Washington.

Governmental Authority
Refer to the definition contained within the CC&RA

A subdivided residential lot within Suncadia.  Refer to the definition for “Unit”, as contained in the CC&RA.

Homesite Diagram
The individual site plan for each Homesite provided to the owners by the DRC and/or Suncadia Resort at the close of escrow and/or at the commencement of the Design Review Process.  Each Homesite Diagram specifies important design parameters for the individual Homesite, including the Improvement Envelope, Natural Area and easement areas.

Any changes, exterior alterations, additions or installations on a Homesite including and grading, excavation, fill, clearing, Residence or buildings, Accessory Structures, roads, driveways, parking areas, retaining walls, stairs, patios, courtyards, hedges, posts, fences, signs, mailboxes, sports and play equipment or any structure of type or kind.

Improvement Envelope
That portion of a Homesite, wherein all Improvements may take place ( as established by the front, rear and side setbacks), including all buildings, terraces, pools, auto courts and or garages, with the exception of some landscape planting, utilities, walls, and driveways.

Landscape Architect
A person licensed to practice landscape architecture in the State of Washington.

Mass or Massing
The overall size, volume, spread, expression and articulation of a building form, including the main house, accessory structures, covered terraces, and other roofed areas, as they relate to the topography and landscape of each particular property.  A building’s compliance with the maximum Building Square Footage requirements is necessary but may not be sufficient to demonstrate a building has complied with Massing requirements as described in these Guidelines.

Master Plan
See the definition contained in the CC&RA.

Natural Area
That area of a Homesite that lies outside of the Improvement Envelope. The Natural Area is to remain in a natural vegetated state to create screens that obscure built Improvements from neighboring Homesites, streets, Common Areas the golf course and/or other Privately Owned Amenities.  The Natural Area may not contain buildings or any hardscape elements, such as terraces, pools, spas, auto court and /or landscape structures.

The term ” Owner” shall mean the record owner of any homesite within Suncadia.  The Owner may act through an agent provided that such an agent is authorized in writing to act in such capacity.

Privately Owner Amenity
See the definition contained in the CC&RA.

The building or buildings ( including garages), or other Accessory Structures, used for residential purposes constructed on a Homesite, and any Improvements constructed in connection therewith purposes constructed on a Homesite, and any Improvements constructed in connection therewith.

That portion of any building ( including garages) included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor above it, or if there is no floor above, then the space between the floor and the ceiling next above it.  Any portion of a Story exceeding 18 feet in height shall be considered as an additional Story for every 18 feet or fraction thereof.  If the finished floor level directly above a basement is more than six feet above grade, such a basement shall be considered a Story.

Wildlife Tree
A tree that has been marked for preservation due to t its aesthetic character and/or its value ( or potential value) for wildlife habitat.