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When to use these guidelines and application: use to change siding or other exterior finishes (such as trim).

Replacing a few rotten wood boards with fresh wood to be painted or stained the exact same color does not require approval; however, replacing wood with composite does.

After reading the guidelines below, download and submit the application, which includes a list of information and materials to submit:

Siding or Exterior Finishes Application


Whether you are planning to replace the existing siding on the whole house with the same material or change to a different type of exterior finish, written approval from the Muirfield Design Control Committee (MDCC) must be obtained prior to starting this project. These guidelines will assist you in submitting an application to the MDCC. These guidelines are in accordance with the Muirfield Design Standards. The following are required for compliance:

  1. Submit 2 complete applications including applicable drawings, brochures and samples prior to starting the project.

  2. The Design Control Committee will consider:

    1. Cedar siding – 4”-8” clapboard, rough or smooth finish; channel rustic boards; v-joint tongue-and-groove boards; vertical board and batten; wood shingles; all with solid color stains.
    2. Brick - color ranges should be subtle. Speckled or glazed effects are prohibited. Brick details on chimneys, window sills, entry steps and foundations are encouraged.
    3. Stone - native Ohio limestone in gray or buff laid horizontally is acceptable. Rubble and roughly squared stone may be used. Square-cut dimensional or ashlar stone is not encouraged. If a flat-faced, vertical bed stone is used, flush joints rubbed with burlap are recommended. Use of artificial stone products, such as “brick filets”, “cultured stone”, “stucco stone” or other manufactured materials, are prohibited on new construction. Artificial stone products are only considered on an interior chimney in which the exterior exposure is from the roof line upward. The MDCC may consider artificial stone on remodeling of existing structures where there is no existing brick ledge.
    4. Composite siding materials such as “Cemplank”, “Hardi-Plank”, or other manufactured materials, will be considered for exterior remodeling projects. Natural materials are to be used on new construction.
    5. Stucco, Dryvit, EIFS Systems - Natural, subtle sand finish texture, hand troweled or hit-skip texture is preferred; swirls, scratches, splashes, and artificial textures are discouraged. Colors must blend with natural earth colors such as sand, subtle buffs, and tans. White is not permitted.
    6. Partial re-siding is prohibited
  3. Provide samples of materials, colors, finishes and other applicable information.

  4. Provide photographs of all elevations where proposed work is to take place.
What to Include with this Application

To avoid delays and to prevent the application from being tabled, please ensure the application is filled out completely and include two copies of the application and two each of all relevant materials (samples, photos, drawings, site maps, brochures, etc.) plus the design review fee. One copy will be returned to the submitter. Include the following:

If you have any questions, please contact the Association office, 614-889-0922.

 Helpful Design Review Links:
Design Review Policy
Submitting a Design Request
Muirfield Property Handbook
Declaration (Warranty Deed)
Muirfield Calendar