Purpose of the Guidelines
The Design Guidelines set basic requirements that support the aims of the Covenants. The Guidelines promote a harmonious community aesthetic and a conservation consciousness, and, more practically, a uniform review process for obtaining approval of the Architectural Review Committee.
If these Guidelines are adhered to in a specific set of plans, a harmonious community aesthetic will be captured even though individual tastes, lifestyle needs and the specific needs/traits encouraged by the Bald Head Island environment prevail in other elements of the plans. This document also strives to promote clear expectations and comprehension of the design requirements for members entering the building process, as well as greater opportunities for objectivity and consistency (therefore fairness) on the part of fellow members who have agreed to review building plans.
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) has the crucial charge of reviewing home plans and administering the Design Guidelines, with numerous reviews handled each year for home plans, landscaping and renovation related submittals.
Complete Architectural Review Design Guidelines 24th Edition (January 2020)
Landscape Design Guidelines
ARC Application Forms — Fill out online:
- New Construction (original signature required)
- Construction Deposit / Owner's Agreement (notarized, original signature required)
- Change (new work on existing home or design changes during construction)
- Decorative Item / Other Review
- Paint / Color (manufacturer paint chips required with application)
- Demolition Review
Click HERE for the 2020 Bald Head Association's ARC Section A meeting schedule. Click HERE for the 2020 Bald Head Association's ARC Section B meeting schedule. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Coordinator at 910-457-4676 Ext. 22.
The ARC office hours are 9am-12pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
1pm-3pm WALK-INS WELCOME.
Bald Head Association property questions:
Carrie Moffett 910-457-4676 Ext. 21 or /architectural-review-and-design-guidelines
BHA & Middle Island Architectural Review Committee questions:
Karen Mosteller 910-457-4676 Ext. 22
The Covenants for Bald Head Association can be found at:
Bald Head Association Covenants
The Harbour Architectural Review Board questions:
Corey Boyett 910-457-7514 or /architectural-review-and-design-guidelines
Village of Bald Head
Building Inspector: Stephen Boyett 910-457-9700 Ext. 1004
Association members are notified that in the event they have a dispute with the Association, they have the right to initiate mediation as provided in North Carolina General Statutes § 7A-38.3F. The Association is unable to provide any member legal advice of any kind.
ARC Article Series
So...Ready to Build Your Dream Home on BHI...Step One: Sketch Review
So...Ready to Build Your Dream Home on BHI...Step Two: Preliminary Review
So...Ready to Build Your Dream Home on BHI...Step Three: Final Review