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The Unique Character of Brickyard Creek

Unlike typical condominium neighborhoods, where buildings have homogenous common walls and roofs and where the existing landscape was scraped away and replanted, Brickyard’s Vision prioritizes our natural environment. This presents a unique challenge to our Architectural Control Committee.

The ACC looks at all structures within the environment as guests who need to respect their host—Mother Nature. Though the developers chose the Arts and Crafts style for the cottages, our community about more than just architecture. It’s about the peaceful co-mingling of humans and nature. 

Deer viewed through a Brickyard Creek cottage window during morning coffee

A well-charged and engaged Architectural Control Committee protects value, identity, and architectural integrity while simultaneously ensuring a sense of place, the comfort of surroundings, and the overall health of the community it serves.

Some typical ACC expectations are:

  • Steps from the screened porches should not extend deck space at the porch level. If deck space is desired off the porch, it should be at ground level.
  • Cottage expansions, guest houses, and garages are not automatically approved per cottage site. Approval consideration is based on topography, hydrology, vegetation, and visibility by neighbors, roads, and trails.
  • New construction will require cedar or comparable exterior finishes and stain colors that compliment the natural surroundings.
  • Exterior light fixtures, doors, and windows should align with our architectural style.
Cottage at Brickyard Creek on Jordan Lane

The value of an individual’s home or cottage is directly related to the appearance, condition, and aesthetic of the community where it resides. With a clear identity and effective architectural control, we can comfortably fit within with our natural environment and positively impact long-term property values.

Many residents of Brickyard Creek have embraced our vision. A robust Architectural Control Committee prioritizes the good of the whole community. Visitors and new owners are thrilled to have stumbled into our neighborhood. We have set a great example of sustainable development and community engagement. This achievement is rare and should be embraced.

However, sustaining this effort will take more than a few residents. It will take all residents, and it starts with understanding our vision, protecting it, promoting it within and beyond our property, and then simply enjoying what we have established together.

Cottage viewed from the meadow