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.

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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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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.

Getting to The Greenbrier Easier Than Ever

Getting to The Greenbrier Easier Than Ever

Beginning April 3, 2018 members and guests can fly direct from Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD). Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles hubs. Greenbrier Valley passengers will enjoy service aboard the quiet, comfortable Bombardier-manufactured Canadair Regional Jet, CRJ200. SkyWest Airlines is a top CRJ200 operator and has been named the manufacturer’s most reliable operator in North America five times.

Greenbrier Valley Airport is 20 minutes from The Greenbrier’s front entrance in White Sulphur Springs, WV, making the trip to the iconic resort – which has been hosting guests who have arrived by horseback, carriage, and eventually trains and automobiles since early as 1778 – quicker and simpler.

Tickets are available NOW at United.com.

Each of the daily flights from Greenbrier Valley Airport to Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles has been timed to provide maximum connection opportunities for both business and leisure travelers. Customers also have the opportunity to accrue frequent flyer miles with United’s MileagePlus loyalty program. With hundreds of daily United and United Express flights from Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles, members and guests can easily travel to and from destinations around the globe.

Schedule:

Lewisburg to Chicago
Depart: 3:13 pm
Arrive: 3:53 pm
Frequency: Daily Nonstop

Chicago to Lewisburg
Depart: 4:13 pm
Arrive: 6:48 pm
Frequency: Daily Nonstop

Lewisburg to Washington Dulles
Depart: 10:10 am
Arrive: 11:07 am
Frequency: Thursday, Friday, Sunday Nonstop
(Seasonal from April 26th – October 26th)

Lewisburg to Washington Dulles
Depart: 7:18 pm
Arrive: 9:16 pm
Frequency: Weekdays & Sunday
Direct via Shenandoah

Washington Dulles to Lewisburg
Depart: 8:25 am
Arrive: 9:40 am
Frequency: Thursday, Friday, Sunday Nonstop
(Seasonal from April 26th – October 26th)

Washington Dulles to Lewisburg
Depart: 12:30 pm
Arrive: 2:43 pm
Frequency: Weekdays & Sunday
Direct via Shenandoah

Building Your Home: A Member’s Point of View

Harmons

The Harmons

2012 Christmas Card Photo

The Whitings

It is easer than ever to build your dream home, and start a legacy for you and your family at America’s Resort…The Greenbrier. Real Estate at The Greenbrier is steadily increasing, and currently there are 196 completed homes, 8 under construction, and 4 in the Architectural Review Board (ARB) process. With a variety of homesites to choose from, and no required build time, The Greenbrier Sporting Club will surely lend to your taste. Homesites from a stunning mountain view to along The Greenbrier and Sporting Club’s fairways are available. The only thing that is left for you to do is choose where!

We asked two families, The Whitings and The Harmons about their journey to starting their own family’s legacy at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. When we asked “Why is now a good time to build at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?” The answer was simple for The Whiting’s. “Anytime is a good time to build at the GSC (Greenbrier Sporting Club), this time just happened to suit us best.” The Harmon’s have been members for 3 years before they started to build. “We decided to build now rather than later so that we could have a home here before retirement. We have been pleased to see the building activity on the property increasing in recent months.” The Greenbrier Sporting Club is growing, financially strong, and debt free…and families are taking notice.

The Whiting's Home
Above: The Whiting’s Home

When it comes to the building process, it is commonly thought that it is very complicated, complex, and just an all around hassle. However, that is simply not the case, especially for these two families, and their answers were not surprising. “This has been by far the best overall construction process for us,” stated Mr. and Mrs. Whiting. “So far so good!” according to The Harmon’s. “When we first bought our lot we received helpful plan suggestions from Doug Balsley (Master Planner for The Greenbrier). We subsequently engaged our architect and builder and have just begun construction.” With a proven system and the Architectural Review Board (ARB) in place for over a decade, the hassle and stress of building a new home is lifted away, resulting in an easy and enjoyable building experience.

Another factor that makes the build process so easy for property owners and families is that they can choose their level of involvement. Many members love the build process and love to get creative with their architect, builder, and interior designer which makes the home even more special as it becomes uniquely their own, tailored to their own personal style. The Whiting’s were “hands on” with their entire building experience, with the architects Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton, Agsten Construction Company, and Riverbend Nursery. The ability for families that are building to be able to put that “personal touch” on their home is a huge plus, and is an asset to building at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.

The Harmon's Home
Above: The Harmon’s Home

Not only are property owners able to have complete control over their future home’s interiors and exteriors, but they also have great say in how and where their home is placed on the lot. The Harmon’s homesite is located on a ridge of Greenbrier Mountain in Summit Village with views of neighboring Kate’s Mountain, The Greenbrier Sporting Club Lodge, and The Greenbrier. “We have attempted to maximize that view,” stated The Harmon’s. For The Whiting’s, it was all about the view of Howard’s Creek, the waterfalls, and the 360 degree mountain views. Both are uniquely positioned, beautifully designed, and fine examples of architecture here at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.

Ultimately, the end result of the build process will be a family heirloom that will be enjoyed for generations. For the Whiting family, they’re creating a home that will give a timeless impression and visually blend with The Greenbrier resort—a home that will be the gathering place for their children and grandchildren whenever the opportunity presents itself. After all, it is their family’s legacy that they are building, and at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, we take that very seriously.

If you are in the market for a second home and desire a community that will help you not only during your homesite purchase but all the way through construction’s end, it’s clear that The Greenbrier Sporting Club has a proven track record to make the entire process as seamless and as fulfilling as possible for property owners. One quick drive through the pristine grounds of The Greenbrier and you will understand that The Greenbrier Sporting Club strives to uphold the beauty of the land and the environment with every home that is built. We look forward to assisting property owners in obtaining maximum utilization and enjoyment of their homesite purchase and the build process…and we hope to assist you in the not so distant future!

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Happy Earth Day

DPS - The Greenbrier Sporting Club

The GREEN in The Greenbrier Sporting Club is just part of the legacy of home ownership at The Greenbrier. Here are eight Earth Day Fun Facts:

DID YOU KNOW?

1) The natural beauty of The Greenbrier landscape will be preserved and enhanced as The Sporting Club grows.

2) Houses are carefully sited and disturbed areas are limited to minimize their impact on the land.

3) Landscaping plans enhance the native habitat by using indigenous vegetation.

4) Wherever possible, trees are preserved and protected to enhance the beauty and value of properties within the estate.

5) In 2008, The Snead Course was recognized for environmental excellence and achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.”

6) Our beautiful Allegheny Mountain setting, plus numerous Outdoor Pursuits Programs, enables members to take advantage of activities that take them outside, so that they can appreciate the nature and the history that surrounds them – it’s all about living the sporting life.

7) Our members are people who have a strong family connection and a committed sense of stewardship of the land.

8) Our overall goal is to maintain this property in the most environmentally friendly manner possible so that the natural surroundings will be here for future generations to enjoy – it’s all about the legacy that our members can leave to their children.

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