Page Hill Architectural Design Philosophy
The general design philosophy at Page Hill embodies a concept referred to in the industry as “New England Contemporary Architecture.” The elements of this philosophy are really quite simple – basic New England rooflines such as steep roof capes. gable ends, dormers and salt box rooflines. Utilizing modern construction techniques these rooflines allow for open floor plans and cathedral ceilings although there is no requirement for the same, meaning post and beam layouts are perfectly acceptable as well.
Exterior siding treatments are to be wood or composite clapboards or shingle applications.Uses of “Texture 1-11”, vinyl siding and aluminum siding, other than for trim purposes, are specifically excluded.
Shingle and roof colors are to be earth tones such as dark greens, browns or grays. Certain styles and colors of metal roofs are permitted and architectural shingles are encouraged, subject to Page Hill Committee approval.
Structures are to be architecturally interesting on all four sides, not just the side facing the road. Special care must be taken in grading and siting so that minimal amounts of the home’s concrete walls are exposed between finished grade and the home’s siding.
Rusticity as opposed to suburban home treatments are preferred. Round, Romanesque style columns are an example of what is not acceptable.
The Page Hill Building Committee Application Check List is available to be used in compiling the application items for a full submission. A cover letter identifying the property location within Page Hill and supplying all other pertinent information that will assist the Committee in reviewing the application will be appreciated.
Page Hill Building Committee
C/O Thomas N. Mullen
PO Box 943
Campton, NH 03223