Planning on making home improvements or adding an addition? Adding a fence or replacing a deck? Contemplating a Pergola or gazebo? Most exterior home improvements need to be approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). The purpose of this volunteer committee is to ensure projects meet the subdivision guidelines and comply with the Indentures before work begins to avoid costly mistakes at the homeowner’s expense.

Before beginning your project, complete the appropriate form below depending on the building style of your home. Be sure to submit support documentation (i.e. color samples, survey/site plot map, as indicated on the form). Most exterior home improvements need to be approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC).

It is noted that with the recent storms/hail in May 2024, many homeowners are having to replace pieces of siding. It is noted that as long as 20% or less of a home’s siding is being replaced, there is no need to submit an application to the ACC.

Please Note: While most reviews take 7-10 days, some may extend to 4 weeks. To avoid delays, please submit your applications early.

Please deliver or mail the Architectural Review Forms and support documentation (brochures, survey maps, etc.) to:

Joel Kray
1679 Country Hill Lane
Manchester, MO 63021

There is a drop off box on Joel’s porch for all paperwork, paint sample boards, deck samples, etc.  When using the drop off box, be sure to put the “mailbox flag” UP on the side of the box to signal something is inside.  You can also bring items to the monthly HOA meeting (see calendar for upcoming dates) at the clubhouse.

Common household projects that need a Manchester permit include:

  • Decks (new and replacing existing)
  • Garages
  • Fences (new and replacing existing)
  • Basement finishes



The Architectural Control Committee have approved additional siding materials following the approval of Amendment 3 (page 32 of 35).


Besides the original T1-11 wooden material, other materials have been approved:

LP SmartSide vertical panels are a composite material with deep wood grain texture.

  • The 8″ on center (1/4″) grooves match the original T1-11 wooden material exactly.
  • When purchased in 7/16″ thickness then can be used side by side with the original T1-11.
  • The panels come in 4X8, 4X9 & 4X10 sheets.
  • Trim boards are also available.
  • When residing an entire house, LP Smartside is available pre-painted by the factory.
  • Colors must be approved by ACC

Approved LP Smartside Factory Colors
For more information on LP Smartside Panel Siding you can go to: http://www.lpcorp.com/products/. The committee will continue to evaluate other Diamond Kote colors.

  • Gray/Diamond Kote – Seal
  • Gray/Diamond Kote – Smokey Ash
  • Tan Brown/Diamond Kote – French Gray
  • Dark Brown/Diamond Kote – Chocolate

James Hardie vertical panels that match the T1-11 as outlined in the indentures are no longer manufactured. Other comparable fiber-cement products approved in Amendment 3 (page 32 of 35) are available from MAXITILE and Allura (previously Certain-Teed) can be used as long as they match T1-11 plank, grove and depth exactly. For replacement of the 2X12 fascia boards, the only known composite (non-wood) product to date is made by Boral.


Amendment 3 of the Subdivision Indentures states, in part for Cedar Terrace Homes that;

“The exterior of all homes shall be wood-toned tints of brown, cedar, tan or other harmonious colors. Shades of (neutral) gray except near black are allowed.”

ACC defines these colors as:

  • Brown: Traditional shades of brown. Not green – brown.
  • Cedar: Cedar color is OK, red cedar is not allowed.
  • Tan: This is to be a medium to dark tan. Tan that is too light in color is deemed to be beige and not tan. Beige is not a wood-tone tint and, therefore, is not allowed for exterior paint color.
  • Neutral Gray: Untreated cedar wood weathers to neutral gray, think ‘old barn’. Neutral Gray is defined as “Achromatic, meaning they have no hue or chroma”. There are only shades of black and white. White on 1 end of the scale and black on the other end of the scale with various shades of neutral gray in the middle. There is no other color. No blue or green, only neutral gray.
  • Other Harmonious Colors: There are a number of colors deemed harmonious. Check the website for examples of “other harmonious colors”.

The guidelines above are how color samples are judged by the ACC. We work to preserve our unique neighborhood as the original architects envisioned. Decisions are made to keep the Cedar Terrace Homes as close to wood toned tints as possible. Homeowners still need to submit a color sample board even if painting one of the colors on the approved list: Approved / Disapproved Colors