About Our Architectural Design Review Board
As part of the Santa Lucia Preserve Association, the Design Review Board (DRB) will collaborate with you to create a modern architecture home plan that you can turn into your dream home. The DRB is made up of two architects appointed by the Association along with the DRB Manager and a member of the Santa Lucia Conservancy. Through an open, partnered approach we support architectural and landscape designs that celebrate the ongoing history of this region and connect your home to this precious land. The DRB leads a cooperative effort between The Preserve, you as an owner, your architects and your consultants. We help ensure that your home’s design successfully interprets the spirit of our Design Guidelines while reflecting your personal style.
Home Plans with Creative Architecture
Creativity and personalization welcome. Our flexible guidelines allow your team to create a vast range of architectural interpretation. You and your consultants can express your vision with a traditional or more modern approach. And you can design your home with a relatively small footprint or build on a grander scale. There’s plenty of room for creativity and personalization while, together, we uphold our priorities as stewards of the Preserve’s natural beauty and bio-diversity. Design your dream here.
The picturesque rural land makes the Preserve unique among private communities, and gives it a special sense of place. Consequently, the main goal of the Design Guidelines is to keep the architecture subordinate to the land in order to enhance the experience of living in nature. The Guidelines encourage creativity so long as the architecture is sensitive to landforms, landscape zones, climate, and regional building traditions. Traditional home designs reflect the Spanish, Monterey and ranch style roots of the Monterey Peninsula. Contemporary homes embody the spirit of indigenous and rural architecture but with modern and sustainable materials and construction methods. The goals of all design paradigms should focus on capitalizing on views, privacy and climate and increase the flow of indoor and outdoor spaces. They also have in common a rural simplicity, a regional character, rustic materials and a sense of settling into rather than imposing on the landscape.
Each owner is encouraged to have the architecture fitted to and inspired by the site, fully utilizing its potential and resulting in a home of enduring value and livability for the owners and thereby enhancing the whole community. Design your dream here.