5 Steps to a Smooth ARB Process

5 Steps to a Smooth ARB Process

After 17 years with The Greenbrier Sporting Club, 11 of which have been working directly with The Club’s Architectural Review Board (ARB) as the ARB Administrator, Linda Highlander, along with Jason Brown, Chairman of the ARB, reveal 5 easy steps to a smooth ARB process. Designing and building your dream home is an extensive process, but these simple tips will save you time getting approvals and allow more time for measuring the drapes to match your antique heart pine flooring.

1) Familiarize yourself with the Architectural Review Board Guidelines. Knowing our design philosophy, approved materials, composition, detail, and landscaping requirements prior to meeting with your architect will make for a productive first meeting.

2) Go sit on your homesite. It can be difficult to visualize a home on a vacant property. They suggest you go sit on your homesite for a while and discover what views captivate and inspire you, then make sure you incorporate those views into the design of your home. Get a feel for your property and all the vignettes, vistas, and view corridors it has to offer. Jason will be happy to meet you on-site to discuss site and design elements than can help jumpstart the building process.

3) Use an ARB-approved architect. By using an ARB-approved architect who is familiar with the ARB’s guidelines, you will likely save yourself both time and money in potential plan revisions and re-submissions. These architects are experienced in the submission process, are knowledgeable on what the ARB expects to see during the review, and can foresee and avoid design issues that may hold up the review process.

4) Submit revisions immediately. You and your architect should address ARB-requested revisions during the review process as soon as possible. You do not have to wait until the next board meeting to re-submit the requested changes. They can be sent to us electronically by your architect for comment and/or approval before your next submission.

5) Post approval changes MUST be submitted back to the ARB. Please remember that any exterior changes, including landscaping, made after your Certificate of Completion has been issued must be approved by the ARB prior to implementation. Again, using one of the ARB-approved architects, builders, or landscape designers who know the procedures for these types of plan changes ensures a seamless and efficient process.

Volume 3 of Greenbrier Living Magazine

Volume 3 of Greenbrier Living Magazine

Greenbrier Living Magazine

We’re pleased to release the third volume of Greenbrier Living Magazine. It’s filled with seasonal articles, resident interviews, and much more. You can download the magazine for free or request a free printed version below.

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The Greenbrier Sporting Club Experience

The Greenbrier Sporting Club Experience

Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2018

There is still time to join us at The Greenbrier Sporting Club weekend, in partnership with Garden & Gun.

This three-day event includes private culinary experiences, exclusive home tours, falconry, a sporting demonstration with Professional Shotgun Shooter Travis Mears, and access to the exclusive Sporting Club and The Greenbrier’s unparalleled amenities.

Weekend packages include: 

Click here to learn more or call 1-844-469-5429


Volume 2 of Greenbrier Living Magazine

Volume 2 of Greenbrier Living Magazine

Greenbrier Living Magazine

We’re pleased to release the second volume of Greenbrier Living Magazine. It’s filled with seasonal articles, resident interviews and much more. You can download the magazine for free or request a free printed version below.

Request a Printed Copy

If you'd like a printed version, please let us know your shipping address and we would be happy to send you a free copy.

Home Building Regains Popularity

Home Building Regains Popularity

Building is Back!

Over the past several years, The Greenbrier Sporting Club, the luxury residential community at The Greenbrier, has seen a steady rise in construction. As buyers continue to navigate the market with an eye toward low rates and a generous purchasing climate, more and more are turning to building.

In many ways, purchasing a homesite and building your dream home has a number of advantages, the first being finding exactly what you want as a homeowner. Buyers are able to lock in the views and locations that best fit their tastes. With available homesites spanning the resort, The Sporting Club is able to offer everything from large mountain estates to creekside properties with views of the historic Old White TPC course.

The second advantage, and often tipping point for buyers, is the ability to fulfill a vision that is wholly theirs. The owner is able to determine exactly what amenities work with their personalities. They choose their own finishes and décor and don’t feel handcuffed.

352 Oak Ridge Road in Meadows Estates

This beautifully crafted home features exterior details and finishes such as natural stone & wooden shake siding, a block foundation with stone veneer, and cedar shake roof. Other features include vaulted ceilings in the foyer and great room, and a 2-car attached garage with golf cart stall. Built to enjoy mountain and fairway scenery, while being near to private Club and Greenbrier resort amenities.

Tony Mamone, Principal and Owner of The Pinnacle Group, Inc., a local “Total Concept” builder that oversaw the construction of the custom home, says his company was honored to be chosen for this special property.

“We feel very honored to be chosen by the Thrasher Group to head up this project,” he says. “352 Oak Ridge Road is a very special property. The rear orientation of the home borders two different holes on The Meadows golf course. As a result, the home had to be designed to take full advantage of the vistas, incorporated with the flow of the interior design, and fulfill all of the architectural elements of The Sporting Club.”

Building a home at The Greenbrier Sporting Club involves a number of principals, from architects and builders to landscape designers. Each of these firms are carefully vetted and approved by the development team and represent the finest professionals in the industry. Many homebuilders use local artisans and craftsmen when customizing their home—everything from hand-hammered copper range hoods to stained glass doorways and transoms.

While some buyers hesitate at the thought of going through the building process because of the time and commitment, The Sporting Club and its approved builders have developed an efficient system over the last 18 years, especially when dealing with absentee owners who don’t have the extra time to visit the resort during every step of the process.

“Seldom before has there been such a perfect time to purchase a homesite and build your dream house,” says John Klemish, Adviser to the President and Broker in Charge. “With low interest rates, construction costs down, and homesite prices at opportunistic levels, the time is now and the place is The Greenbrier.”

352 Oak Ridge Road First Floor Plan

So whether you’d prefer a vernacular mountain home or a classic estate with views of the resort, The Greenbrier Sporting Club looks forward to assisting you in building your next dream home.

Learn More about 352 Oak Ridge Road

ARB Status Report as of 1/11/2018
Completed Residences: 229
Under Construction: 9
In ARB Review: 10

Award Winning Homes at The GSC

Award Winning Homes at The GSC

Architectural continuity and a respect for context are important precepts in the development of The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s physical environment. Accordingly, homes are shaped in a style sympathetic to either The Greenbrier’s classically inspired architecture or the rugged beauty of the Allegheny Mountains. The location of the home will largely determine the recommended stylistic approach. Generally, those residences set within the resort estate will follow the design traditions of the classic Greenbrier cottage. For sites not located in the resort park, the style of homes is more reflective of the surrounding mountain environment. The use of natural materials and earthen colors native to the wooded mountainside permit the home to blend gracefully with its surroundings.

The natural beauty of The Greenbrier landscape will be preserved and enhanced as The Club grows. Houses are carefully sited and disturbed areas are limited to minimize their impact on the land. Landscaping plans enhance the native habitat by using indigenous vegetation. Wherever possible, trees are preserved and protected to enhance the beauty and value of properties within the estate.

Site planning, as well as architectural and landscape design, are controlled by the Architectural Review Board (ARB), a permanent committee of The Greenbrier Sporting Club Community Association. The ARB exercises control to:

  • Oversee a harmonious development of The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • Preserve and enhance the natural environment and beauty of The Club’s property
  • Preserve and enhance the privacy and tranquility of individual homesites
  • Assist owners in obtaining maximum utilization and enjoyment of their property within the applicable rules of The Club

Upholding this vision of The Greenbrier Sporting Club are the Architects and Builders who have been approved by the ARB. Using their talent, creativity, and experience, they design and build homes that complement the land and add lasting value to The Greenbrier Sporting Club.

Two homes in The Greenbrier Sporting Club community received awards at the 58th Annual Home Builders Association of West Virginia Convention. Awards for the Best Single Family Class III and Best Single Family Class V were won by two homes, both built by The Pinnacle Group.

“The contest is judged by your peers,” said Tony Mamone, President, “There’s no outside influence. You submit your entry and it goes before a Board of Builders at the Charleston office. These awards are hard to come by, and they’re coveted. We’re extremely proud to be honored with these awards this year.

Oak Hollow 3 – 572 Oak Hollow – great room

The Best Single Family Class III award came for a home in our Oak Hollow neighborhood. The 2,300-square-foot home features materials that came from trees removed from the property. Those materials were used to fabricate wood beams, ceilings, and floors that make the home not only beautiful, but also unique.

Oak Hollow 3 – 572 Oak Hollow – master bedroom

“We were able to use the materials from on site to create some beautiful interior features,” said Mamone, “That makes this property special.”

White Sulphur Hill 55 – 298 White Sulphur Hill Road – exterior

The Best Single Family Class V award came for a home in our White Sulphur Hill neighborhood. The more than 3,000-square-foot home includes a custom interior made from reclaimed material from Greenbrier County and throughout Southern West Virginia. The breakfast area is made from wormy chestnut harvested from old barns and buildings around the area, and the floors are made from red and white oak, also harvested from the area.

White Sulphur Hill 55 – 298 White Sulphur Hill Road – porch