Serving the Residents of Lakewood Forest
Lakewood Forest Fund, Inc.
If you are planning to make exterior changes or improvements to your property, it is mandatory that ACC approval be granted by the Lakewood Forest Fund Architectural Control Committee (ACC). You may click on the above link labeled "Architectural Guidelines & Community Standards" which provides details in regards to various exterior changes or improvements and in which scenarios an ACC request must be submitted.
The purpose and intent of the Architectural Guidelines and Community Standards is to:
The application should be completed and submitted via the homeowner portalor email as all information is forwarded to the ACC Committee electronically. Supporting documentation should be sent along with your application depending on the type of improvement you are requesting. Examples of supporting documents are: photos, lot survey showing placement, contractor proposals (price may be omitted), drawings or stamped engineering plans. Requests uploaded to the homeowner portal or sent via email are normally processed & approved within 5-10 business days of receipt.
See below for specific information in regards to exterior painting of home and roof replacements.
Submit your ACC requests via one of the following options:
Option 1: Homeowner Portal
Option 2: Email email@example.com
***Improvements initiated without ACC approval are considered a violation of the deed restrictions and will be pursued from a compliance standpoint.***
An application is not required for roof replacements. Resident or contractor may email to firstname.lastname@example.org provide the following two items in the body of the email: (1) Manufacturer of shingle; (2) Color of shingle as defined by contractor (For example: Timberline shingle; color is weathered wood). Shingles with red, blue, or green tints are not approved shingle colors.
Exterior Painting Policy
On September 14, 2015, with the intent to preserve and enhance property values as well as maintain the architectural character of the community, the Board of Trustees for Lakewood Forest Fund adopted an exterior painting policy. Trish Buscemi, a professional color consultant, with Colors Matter was hired by the Fund to establish several color schemes for the various types of homes in the subdivision.
The ACC Committee for Lakewood Forest has received some challenging applications in reference to requests for exterior painting. For example, an application was submitted with a photo from an HGTV brochure showing a “coastal cottage” with a colorful palette that is traditional in these style homes found in coastal areas. However, this same palette was not appropriate for the tudor style home in Lakewood Forest.
The mindset used by Colors Matter when taking on the Fund project was to keep colors classic while still using the more popular colors as well. In addition, an array of hues were selected for doors so owners may choose from a variety of color groups while still keeping an overall classic look. Owners not wishing to use any of the approved color schemes may still submit custom paint colors however an administrative fee of $25 will be charged to cover review costs for a professional consultant.
Owners are encouraged to view a copy of the exterior paint policy which can be found above and contact the Fund Office with any questions regarding the policy or approved paint colors. In addition, hard copies of the swatches are available at the Fund Office and can be viewed by setting up an appointment. Sherwin Williams representatives are not familiar with our paint policy therefore questions should be directed to email@example.com
***The current color of your home may no longer be approved so it is imperative that you submit an application prior to repainting.***