Updated versions of two of Lakeport’s Design Standards were recently approved by RA’s Design Review Board:
- A new standard for House Numbers, incorporating feedback from a survey sent to owners last summer and then vetted in a second survey sent to owners last fall, was approved on December 3. See https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Im6BhVzF0pw_td_gJqVrtQWufwmbwGTH/view. New numbers were installed on 15 homes to bring them into compliance with the new standard.
- Following a survey of owners in November, a new standard for decks was approved on February 4. See https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WKIpvhb9cG8CxPJjYREXQLWe5TVVsmu4/view.
An owner recently brought to our attention the very strict color requirements in our current standard for Garage Doors. We have drafted the following version that no longer requires an exact match to the trim color. As is our custom, before submitting it to the DRB, we want to get feedback from owners. Please email the Lakeport Board at Board@lakeportcluster.org by March 13 with any concerns or suggestions.
Proposed Modifications to Lakeport Cluster Standard for
Lakeport Cluster would like to change the color requirement in the existing standard for garage doors that was last approved by the DRB in 2006 (see https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxSpjzCTaI6Jdk9ncHVnMGlQZDg/view).
Color - see Color Standard for more details
must match Trim Color
Owners are now purchasing doors that have factory-installed paint that is often in the same palette but not an exact match to the trim color specified for their homes.
Rather than requiring owners to paint over the durable color already installed on the door, we would like to change the color requirement in the standard to say, “Must be a close match to the home’s trim color (see Lakeport Color Summary). If the color is not a close match, a DRB application must be submitted for Staff approval.”
Although the new standard would include this change to the requirement for colors, there are no changes in the requirements for type/design, size, and hardware.
On February 20, an announcement was sent to owners letting them know about the proposed new standard and requesting feedback. No objections were voiced by owners.
Lakeport Cluster Association Standards
- Four-section roll-up
- Flush design (no raised/recessed panels)
- Wood grain texture – see photo 2
- No windows
- Hardware is limited to a grip-handle, a twist-lock handle, and a key lock; and these must be horizontally centered and vertically positioned as in Photo 1.
- Gaskets/weather seals, if installed, must match the garage door or the trim color (see Lakeport Color Summary).
- A door opener remote keypad is permitted on either side of the frame.
Reston Association’s Design Review Board (DRB) Approval Requirements
Check Reston Association’s Cluster Property Guidelines (www.reston.org) for current requirements prior to commencing any exterior change!
A DRB application must be submitted and reviewed by Staff for any color that is not a close match to the home’s trim color (see Lakeport Color Summary) or if any other requirement is not met. A DRB application is not required if meeting this Lakeport Cluster Design Standard exactly.
- Door color requirement only. Reston’s DRB approved varied replacements on a case-by-case basis, producing an inconsistent look within the Cluster.
- Added door size, type/design, and hardware details to maintain visual harmony within the Cluster. No pre-painted door of any manufacturer was pre-approved.
- Updated format for standards continuity.
- Updated to specify that the color of the garage door must be a close match to the home’s trim color. Otherwise, a DRB application must be submitted and the color must be approved by Staff.