Homeowners are welcome to bring custom home designs or architect’s design to build by Approved Builders at these West Kelowna Lots at Keefe Creek. If you have a home idea and would like recommendation on home plans we can also help you with that process. Homeowners should be aware of key considerations when planning a home for Keefe Creek below are several building design guidelines for the new development.
Your house plan application should include:
- Colour schemes for the exterior walls, roof, windows, doors, trim, soffits, fascia and eavestrough.
- Permit drawings in ¼” = 1’0” which are to include:
- Site plan 1/8” = 1’0”
- Foundation and Basement plan
- Floor plans including floor elevations.
- Roof plan including elevations.
- Elevations showing all sides of the home.
- Cross Sections and details.
Applications should be submitted as PDF’s via email for approval. Plans that are compliant are usually processed within 5 business days. For a full Building guidelines package that outlines the requirements and process for approvals please contact us by email or phone.
Once your West Kelowna lot has been purchased and your home plans approved construction for your new home can get underway. The Keefe Creek neighbourhood plan encourage architecture which include ranchers, 1 ½ or 2 storey and basement entry in Prairie Modern, Arts & Crafts and Contemporary home styles. Specific guidelines for building at Keefe Creek can be discussed with our building team and include the following;
- Duplication of exterior house designs and/or colour schemes will not be permitted on adjacent or opposing lots.
- Gables, cottage or flat roof to a maximum roof slopes of 5:12 pitch.
- Exterior wall surfaces shall be minimized through the use of single storey elements, step backs, overhangs and/or other means to break up wall massing.
- Homes on corner lots are to have equal treatment in design and materials to both the front and side elevation facing the flanking street.
- Open wood decks and balconies will not be permitted.
- The exterior of the homes must contain a minimum of 3 cladding products to give visual interest and to break up wall areas.
- The exterior finish products to be used are Hardi-plank, acrylic stucco, Longboard siding or porcelain tile. No vinyl or aluminum siding will be allowed.
- Stone or brick veneer must be featured on each home.
- Roofing materials to be a minimum of 30 year fiberglass shingles or torch-on and are to be black or charcoal tones. All valleys must be flashed with complimentary coloured metal. Wrapped valleys are not permitted
- Fascia is to be a minimum of 5 ½” materials. No aluminum fascia will be allowed.
- Aluminum gutters are to be on every eave that will allow water to fall directly to the ground. They must be continuous with downspouts to maximize drainage.
- All chimneys and roof vents should be positioned on the rear slope of the roof wherever possible as to minimize the impact of the streetscape and should be finished in a colour compatible to the exterior of the building in order to make them as inconspicuous as possible.
- Vinyl or metal clad windows should be used. No aluminum windows will be allowed.
- All homes shall have a minimum of a double car garage. Not carports will be allowed.
- All garage doors shall be decorative panel design doors and shall compliment the house in design and colour and come with glazing.
- The wall area between the top of the garage door and the soffit line must be kept to a minimum of 2’ otherwise added detail will be required. (ie. Trellis, roof detail etc).
- Driveways must be kept at least 3’ away from the side property lines. Slope not to exceed 10%.
- Allowable products for driveways will be exposed aggregate, coloured/stamped concrete and concrete pavers. Asphalt paving will not be allowed.
- The width of the driveway at the street curb shall not be greater than 26’.
- Oversized vehicles, RV’s, boats, trailers etc are to be stored in the garage. If this is not possible then additional side yard parking will be allowed for these but they must not extend past the front of the home and must be screened from view with a permanent landscape element.