X.H. Serviceside Additions for Masonry Homes

These standards have been established to set a general policy governing the construction of serviceside additions to GHI masonry homes. Detailed plans and specifications for Board- approved serviceside additions are available in the Technical Services Office.

  1. Honeymoon cottages may not have additions on the serviceside.
  2. The maximum addition coverage (gross area) shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the serviceside lot area.
  3. The maximum depth of the addition shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the distance as measured from the serviceside of the building to the edge of the yard in front of it or seven (7) feet, whichever is less.
  4. The addition must be set back from a common use sidewalk a minimum of twelve (12) inches.
  5. Serviceside additions shall be limited to the first floor only.
  6. The roof lines of an addition should be of the same type as the original structure or blend with the existing lines. In no case shall an addition have a higher roof than the original structure.
  7. The exterior building color shall be compatible with that attached. The exterior building materials shall match the main structure. Roof shingles shall be identical to the existing main roof, where applicable. The foundation shall be compatible with the existing foundation or be adequately screened from view.
  8. If a serviceside addition is to abut an adjacent addition, both additions are to be of the same style and compatible with each other.
  9. All servicesides must have a mailbox, trash enclosure, and outside light, regardless of design.
  10. Windows shall conform to recommendations in X.N.2. Doors shall conform to recommendations in X.N.3.