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 Standards 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.
For more information describing mountain style architecture, click here. There are many good examples of homes built in the mountain style architecture in our Photo Gallery.
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.
You may also contact our property management company at email@example.com.