I am continueing my blog with addditional information to help the home buyer in Sunriver, Oregon. We are a resort community with a very strong vacation rental program. Because many of the homes are vacation rentals and 2nd homes they have not been cared for or "updated" like a primary residence. I am developing a series of blogs for the buyer to help answer some of the immediate questions regarding remodeling.
What do I have to do if I want to add a (hot tub, deck, garage/carport, 4th bedroom, asphalt driveway etc) to this property?
Any exterior change to the property requires written approval by the Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) Design Committee.
Larger proposals such as new construction, enclosed additions, hot tubs etc require full committee approval and neighborhood notification, while minor items such as reproofing and landscaping will be reviewed by individual committee members administratively.
Administrative reviews are performed on a daily basis while full committee reviews occur twice per month.
When it comes to remodeling, what are some of the basic Sunriver CC&R's I need to be aware of?
Setbacks (Buffer between property line and where a structure can be located)
- 7.5ft setback from the property line for 2 story homes
- 5 ft setback from the property line for 1 story homes
If there is at least 50ft of common behind the home then you can build right up to the rear property line. For every ft short of 50 ft you need to add 6 inches of setback i.e. If you have 49 ft of common behind you, there will be a 6 inch setback from the property line)
- 20ft setback from the front property line
- If you are adding a partial second story (adding a den over the garage) the ENTIRE home must comply with the setback requirements for a 2 story home
Your footprint is not allowed to exceed 35% of the total square footage of the lot. Footprint includes anything 12 inches or higher (home, garage, decks, trash enclosures etc).
You must provide at least 200 sq ft of parking space per bedroom. Garage space does not count. This is something to keep in mind if you plan on adding an additional bedroom. Existing homes that do not meet this requirement are grandfathered in.
No more than 40% of the entire living space can be on the second story. Rule of thumb not carved in stone.