LUXURY HOME NEIGHBORHOODS
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MT PLEASANT BEST LUXURY NEIGHBORHOODS
INSIDE ISLE OF PALMS CONNECTOR. (IOP Connector = the road that leads out to Isle of Palms)
Back Bay Village - walk to school with sidewalks & golf carts
ION - popular preplanned community
River Reach at Remley's Point limited availability
Olde Park - large lots
Cassina Plantation - 5 acre lots - call - limited availability
OUTSIDE OF ISLE OF PALMS CONNECTOR
Dunes West - gated & large lots & golf
Raven's Run gated with large lots and small airport landing
Bulls Bay - custom homes
Park Island at Park West - private gated island
Why an Architectural Committee Is Good For Your Neighborhood
Thinking about an addition to your house or building a new shed or fence in your backyard? Before you break out the saw & hammer, make sure to get your plans approved by your association’s architectural committee.
While it may seem arbitrary from an individual homeowner’s standpoint, the architectural committee looks out for the entire community. Aside from stopping residents from painting stripes and polka dots on their houses, the committee’s job is to make sure that the size and style of the project, the type of building materials being used and the overall look of the new structure adhere to the association’s design requirements. Not only does this keep the community looking cohesive, it also helps to keep property values up by preventing individual structures from standing out. Of course, it’s also important to note that unapproved structures might legally have to be removed at the owner’s expense, so save yourself money and headaches by getting approval before building. So when you’re ready to start your new project, or if the design of your project changes midway through building it, send your plans to the architectural committee first so that they can make sure they’re in compliance with the association’s design standards. Everyone appreciates all the hard work residents do to make their homes and their community beautiful—help yourself by keeping the association in the loop of all your building projects.
An ordinance for the town of Mt. Pleasant allows home owners to build or utilize an accessory dwelling on their lot and to also rent it out as long as the home owner meets certain conditions. They must provide a site plan showing that the new unit will be set back far enough from the property lines and have its own off-street parking space. No accessory dwelling can exceed 850 square feet or 25 feet in height. Only one such additional home will be allowed per lot and the property owner must live in either the main house or the accessory home. No accessory home may house more than three people. Neighborhoods may have to modify their covenants and bylaws to allow for accessory dwellings. but with the appropriate approval of the ARB and HOA, it may be possible to build a home with a guest or mother-in-law suite.