Architecture & Landscaping

Being part of a planned community means we are all responsible for maintaining a pleasant and safe environment of which we can all be proud.  To accomplish this we have an established standard for property upkeep to which we have all agreed to maintain when buying our homes in the Magnolia community.

When performing any modifications to the exterior of your home, whether architectural or landscaping, it is required that an Architectural Request Form or a Landscaping Request Form be submitted to the management company for board review and approval.  Do not make any exterior changes to your home without receiving approval from the board.  This INCLUDES permanent fixtures (not easily moved) inside your fence-line (i.e. cement, permanent planters, irrigation lines) as these items can affect water drainage.  If any modifications are made to your home without approval from the board and are found to be in violation with the architectural guidelines and/or CC&Rs, you will be required to make needed removals/repairs/replacements at your own expense and incur fines.

If you receive a courtesy letter from the Association, please respond in writing or email to property management.
Please include your unit address in the subject line.
By responding, you will let the Board know of your intentions and may avoid receiving more violation letters and possible fines.  If the required repair in anyway alters the exterior appearance of the unit, including repainting same colors, you must submit an architectural request form.
For any maintenance or other Association issues, please contact the management company, Professional HOA Consultants, Inc. at 619-229-0044.

Approved color schemes for exteriors are posted in the pool area.


Here are the newly approved paint color schemes from which you can choose for the exterior of your home.  Your selection of colors must be from the same scheme and you must use a minimum of 2 of the colors.  Click here to see all approved exterior paint color schemes.


Architectural Request Form


This form is required when making any modifications, improvements, repairs to the exterior of the home.  This form is required even if your repairs are in response to courtesy letter received from management regarding violations.  Examples of things requiring pre-approval by the board of directors include:

  • Repainting Exterior (house and fence)
  • Installing / Replacing Gutters
  • Replacing Roof
  • Replacing Fence
  • Replacing Windows
  • Installing Solar Panels
  • Installing Satellite Dish

Approved House Colors:

Currently there are 20 approved color schemes for the exterior of homes.  You can find them HERE.  You must submit an arch-request form for review and approval prior to re-painting your home.

Architectural Guidelines

a) Paint – 20 color palettes are available here.
-i) Your choice of color palette must be submitted in writing to the Architectural
Committee for approval. A minimum of two (2) colors from the chosen paint
palette must be used and all colors must be from within the same color
-ii) Wood fences must be painted using: Behr Paint Color: Khaki Shade #YL-W11
b) All exterior elements ofthe unit must be maintained in a clean and well painted
condition at all times.
-i) Wood elements cannot show cracks, splits, holes or splintering.
-ii) Stucco needs to be clean and painted the same color showing no repainted
or repaired patches.
c) Wooden decorative elements such as decorative trim may be removed and not
replaced without architectural request approval. Any gaps, holes, stucco and paint
repairs must be made and color matched so the areas are not apparent.
d) Gutters are required on all units and must be constructed of metal or vinyl and be a
color that matches the units color palette.
-i) Gutters may not sag or show obvious rust.
-ii) Gutters may have leaf screens attached without architectural approval
e) Downspouts must be painted a color that matches the units color palette.
-i) Changing downspout locations requires an approved architectural request
showing locations, where the water will drain (plan drawing), and color and
f) Chimneys must conform to current building/fire codes.
-i) The preferred material for all chimneys is stucco sheathing. Wood sheathing
on chimneys should be replaced with stucco. Such stucco must match the
unit in texture and paint color.
-ii) Chimney spark arrestors must be in place and well maintained, well painted
with fire resistant paint and have no holes or corrosion. Installation or
replacement of such spark arrestor requires a City of Santee permit.
a) Roofs must be well maintained with no bare spots or loose or broken shingles.
b) Roofing repairs and replacement work must be notified to neighbors in advance of
the work.
c) Roofing on storage units attached to the townhome units must match the materials
and paint color ofthe unit to which they are attached.
d) All town home carport/garage and storage area roofs must be properly pitched and
drained so that no unit is negatively impacted by runoff from that roof.
e) Replacement of a unit roof must be approved in advance by the Architecture
Committee with an Architectural Request specifying each of the following:
-i) Must maintain original design and pitch ofthe roof being replaced.
-ii) Paint colors of the unit for which the roof will be repaired and/or replaced.
-iii) Color the new roofing materials.
-iv) Photos or product specification sheets of what the new roofing material
looks like and what it is made of.
-v) Roof shingles must comply with Title 24 requirements, Energy Star composite
fireproof; 2S year composite Class A Rating Shingles.
-vi) Name of who will be doing the installation and date of installation.
-vii) If dumpsters are required for the roof replacement/repair, their location
must be indicated on the Architectural Request in a drawing and must be
approved in advance of the work.
-viii) If a permit is required it should be submitted to the HOA management office
when the work is completed and signed off.
3) ROOF ATTACHMENTS – items attached to the roof such as, but not limited to, wind
turbines, vents, solar tubes, solar panels, sky lights, satellite dish, and security cameras
are approved, but a completed Architectural Request needs to be submitted for the
management files.
a) Roof attachments must at no time present a hazard to neighboring units or to the
common area.
Color compatible with homeowners paint color
b) Steel sectional roll-up or wood material with raised panels with or without windows
c) Photos or product specification sheets of what the item looks like and material made
a) Vinyl or anodize windows, energy efficient dual glazed.
a} Constructed of steel, wood or fiberglass, with or without windows.
a) No patio cover, canvas shade or gazebo may in any way be attached to any
neighboring homeowner unit building or fence, and post may not be placed within
easement areas.
a) No Architectural Request is required for this item.
b) Must be compliant with Fire Department safety standards
c) Must be 4 inches in height
d) Must be installed on at least two locations including garage and fence.
a) Fixtures are required on fences and next to garage.
b) End unit patio homes must have three light fixtures. Lights must be on fence and
garage and either chimney or garage side door.
c) Fence lights must be controlled by a dusk to dawn sensor, may not be motion
controlled light.
d) Security lighting within the homeowner’s property must be properly adjusted and
will not cause light to shine directly into any neighboring unit window.



All landscape upkeep outside the house and fence line is the responsibility of the community landscaping company and should not be altered in anyway by homeowners unless you are assuming all maintenance responsibilities for the area.

If you wish to modify the landscaping outside your home, please fill out a  BLANK ARCH-REQUEST FORM form and email management your request, including your name and address or unit account number.  The request will be brought to the attention of the board of directors and the landscaping committee.  Please wait for approval before making any changes.

It is important to have the community landscaping committee and community contracted landscaping company be aware of changes to avoid interfering with community sprinklers, drainage, and electrical lines.  If you do wish or have already altered the community planted landscaping, you assume all maintenance responsibilities for the area.  If proper upkeep is not maintained to meet community standards, by recommendation of the landscaping committee and vote by the board of directors, the community can re-assume control over the area and homeowner billed for cost to return the area to community standards.