Architecture Review Committee

The role of the Architectural Committee is not to control the inside layout of each home, but to assure that the exterior and siting of each home meets minimum standards and is complementary to the immediate settlement and the larger Voyageurs Retreat community. While the standards will assist builders and homeowners with their home design, the standards should not be considered as all encompassing, since each new home will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Variables such as size and location of lot, site features, views to and from the home site, lake frontage and adjacent improvements will influence each design. 

The standards have been created to enhance the value of the homes and settlements, not to limit the creative spirit of its builders and residents. The standards are intended to encourage compatible design solutions, within the floor, site and landscape plans, and exterior styles of the proposed homes.

  • Recommended housing styles include log home, "Country Traditional", Alpine, Scandinavian and Austrian theme homes.

A three owner member committee oversees the housing plan and site plan submissions with consultation with an independent architect when indicated.  The ARC is also available to address any questions and encourages development.

ARC Fee is $475 and is refunded in the event of plan submission denial.  No fee for submissions of detached garage plans or accessory building plans.  No fee for site plans for driveways or land site prep plans. Plans should be submitted to Donny O'Brien with CAG (see contact page) and he will send them to ARC.