Hamlet Cluster design standards ensure a consistent and easthetically pleasing neighborhood appearance. When you purchased a home in The Hamlet Cluster, you agreed to maintain your house per these standards per the Reston Association Deed of Trust. See below for details.
From a practical standpoint, before you make any permanent changes to the outside of your house you should first check for compliance with our cluster design standards. This includes, but is not limited to, paint colors, siding choices, roof material, light fixtures, windows and doors.
The Hamlet Cluster is in the process of updating almost all standards for our cluster. After 40 years, many of our standards were dated, confusing, and disorganized. We are working with Reston Association on the updates. As new standards are approved by DRB, we will post them here.
Until then, please contact Reston Association if you plan improvements or changes to the outside of your house as anything currently on record applies.
Why We Have Enforceable Standards
One of the advantages to owning a Reston home is the Design Covenants included in the Reston Deed of Dedication. When property is purchased, buyers agree to comply with these and other covenants thereby agreeing to maintain the design standard established for Reston. The Hamlet has its own set of standards, approved by the DRB (see below), per this Deed of Dedication.
The Design Covenants along with the Design Guidelines which are established by the Reston Association Design Review Board (DRB) and approved by the Association’s Board of Directors foster and preserve an aesthetic balance among the variety of residential, public use, commercial and recreational properties in the community.