Mountain style is the predominant architectural theme of homes throughout the community, done tastefully and with attention to detail.
Building Your Home
Our Vision for the Community: Living in Harmony with Nature
The vision of The Settings of Black Mountain, as prescribed by the Developer and affirmed by the Homeowners Association, is:
We envision a neighborhood, recognized as a desirable place to live, where we can enjoy friends & family, and work together to foster a lifestyle inspired by nature and the local mountain community.
The principle of living in harmony with nature continues to be supported today as evidenced in the Association’s philosophy which you can read here.
Our Mountain Style Building Guidelines and the Design Review Board
Whether you are an existing property owner just starting the build process, a prospective lot owner seeking information and guidance, or a realtor assisting buyers with due diligence, the Design Review Board (DRB) is here to assist and guide you. Property owners are appointed by the HOA Board to serve on the DRB and manage the process of designing and building houses to help us realize the vision of the community.
Mountain style architectural standards have been developed to maintain consistency in “the look and feel” of the community. Quality custom home builders have been vetted to deliver the construction end. These builders have demonstrated their ability to provide quality performance and manage the challenges of construction that can include steep slope foundations, high wind conditions, and water drainage/run off, etc.
The DRB Architectural Design Guidelines and Construction Guidelines have been carefully written as an informed process to achieve your goals. We encourage everyone to read these Guidelines, especially the first section on General Provisions. This includes the design philosophy, the function of the DRB, the intent of the design standards, and an outline of the process. Following the process is critical to making the most of your resources, and to prevent mistakes that can prove costly later.
If you are considering building a home in The Settings and after reading our Guidelines you have questions, we encourage you to contact the DRB early in your process at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things to consider…
Building your dream home in the mountains can have its challenges, but is ultimately a very rewarding experience. You may find it helpful to read this article written by Jim Jones, past president and Design Review Board Chair of The Settings.
You are likely a good fit for The Settings if…
- You seek the convenience of living near town, but the privacy and natural beauty of living in the mountains.
- You enjoy being close to trails or taking a walk around the neighborhood.
- You prefer to have low HOA fees and instead choose your own amenities available nearby.
- You are ready to build your dream home.
Our Governing Documents
If you are planning on building, please familiarize yourself with the Design Review Board (DRB) Architectural Design Standards and Construction Guidelines and the list of currently Approved Builders. Also note the governing documents of the HOA below, including the By-Laws of the Association and the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). The latter includes the original governing CC&Rs and all amendments, including the transfer of all rights from the Developer to the Property Owners.
THE SETTINGS DESIGN REVIEW BOARD DOCUMENTS
- Architectural Design Guidelines July 2023
- Construction Guidelines July 2023
- Storm Water Drain Policy
- List of Approved Builders
- Lot Modification Policy
THE SETTINGS OF BLACK MOUNTAIN HOA GOVERNING DOCUMENTS
Please contact us at any time if you have any questions or just want to discuss your ideas or plans.
The following are the currently Approved Builders for The Settings. Approval is based upon builder application to the Homeowners Association (HOA). Builders have been reviewed for qualifications, licensing, financial strength, and references.
The list is not to be construed as an endorsement of any of these builders. Property owners are encouraged to perform their own due diligence of the builders’ capabilities, and carefully check references and history within the community.
If a property owner wishes to engage a builder that is not on this list, the builder must submit an application to become an approved builder and must be approved by the HOA to build a home in The Settings. See the List of Approved Builders for more information about this process.
In considering a builder not yet approved, you should give preference to builders with proven experience in building the mountain style homes required by our Guidelines in similar communities. For more information on who some good builders are in western North Carolina and how to select one, you may find this article informative. Click here.
Also, the Asheville Parade of Homes is in October each year where you can visit homes of some of the best builders. See the Asheville Home Builders Association website for details.
If you are interested in available lots and homes in The Settings, please contact one of our recommended Local Realtors, listed below.
The Settings does not have an on-site sales office.
A link to a detailed map of The Settings with Lot Numbers is below the list.
(To cross reference lot numbers and street addresses, click here.)
Black Mountain, NC 28711