Lakewood Forest Fund Inc.
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Guidelines
If you are planning on making exterior changes or exterior improvements to your property then it is mandatory that ACC Approval is granted by the Lakewood Forest Fund Architectural Control Committee. The architectural application form below should be completed and submitted. Those forms received via email are normally approved within 5-10 business days of receipt. In addition, the Fund does not charge a review fee with the exception of individuals selecting custom paint colors.
Options for ACC application submission:
Option 1 / via email to: email@example.com
Option 2/ hand deliver or mail to: Lakewood Forest Fund, 12415 Louetta Road, Cypress, TX 77429 (if hand delivered, drop through mail slot located on front door)
Fund Adopts Architectural Guidelines and Community Standards for Lakewood Forest
On July 11, 2016, the Board of Trustees for Lakewood Forest Fund adopted the “Architectural Guidelines and Community Standards,” with the intent to:
- Preserve the original architectural harmony and aesthetic qualities of the homes located in Lakewood Forest
- Provide guidelines to aid the homeowners when making exterior modifications or repairs
- Provide standards to aid the homeowners in reference to typical maintenance of lot and exterior of home
- Enhance the property values of the community
Improvements Initiated without ACC Approval
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 and provide the following (2) 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.
Fund Adopts Exterior Painting Policy for Lakewood Forest
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 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. Color swatches may be picked up at local Sherwin Williams store, viewed online at Sherwin Williams website or viewed by appointment at the Fund Office.
***The current color of your home may no longer be approved so it is imperative that you submit an application prior to repainting.***
Lakewood Forest Fund Inc. - 12415 Louetta Road - Cypress, Texas 77429