Design Review Board (DRB)

Contact Information:

DRB@RarityBayLiving.com  



There are few creative opportunities that measure up with the excitement and experience of designing, building or remodeling your own home. From the initial design sketches, through ground breaking and the construction phases, to adding the final finishing touches, the process of creating a unique home can be a very rewarding experience.

In conjunction with the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Rarity Bay, the Rarity Bay

Design Guidelines Manual (DGM) is intended to achieve these objectives:

  •    To preserve and maintain the inherent qualities of the property while allowing for the design and construction of homes
  •    To advocate the protection and promotion of property values through the establishment of standards and guidelines
  •    To  establish  a  framework  for  the  planning,  design,  construction,  maintenance  and modification of homes

The RBDGM sets forth design, environment and construction standards for homes within Rarity Bay. Standards are written and intended to inspire sound principles of site planning, architectural design, landscaping and construction.

While individual creativity is encouraged, the RBDGM has been established to maintain a measure of quality and consistency throughout the course of community development. In some cases there will be no permitted variation from established standards, while in other areas flexibility and modification may be permitted with the review and approval of the Design Review Board (DRB).

The RBDGM will assist you and your design team from the preliminary design phase of your new home through its completion. The standards and guidelines will also serve you in the future as you consider modifications to your home and landscape. Most important, the RBDGM establishes a viable framework from which homeowners can direct their architects and builders, while maintaining a high level of quality design and construction.

The RBDGM provides a means to preserve the exclusiveness and value expected by every homeowner. Adherence to the standards contained in the RBDGM will contribute to the continuation of the inherent and natural attraction of Rarity Bay as a desirable environment in which to live.

The DRB looks forward to working with each new homeowner and wishes you much success. We welcome you to our Community.


New Home Construction, Modifications and Variances 


Many of you have purchased a vacant lot with intentions to build your dream home here at Rarity Bay. Specifications and Requirements for new homes are listed on the community website. All requirements can be found in the Design Guideline Manual (DGM). The DGM can be found below in the document list.

Any modification, alteration or variance to a home or landscaping will require approval from the Design Review Board. The Design Review Board will review each application as it comes in and will provide written approvals or denials based on the scope of work. Any work that begins prior to the approval from the Design Review Board is subject to fines and penalties. Please be sure you submit your requests in writing Prior to starting any alteration project. The Design Guideline Manual is designed to uphold property standards and values for the community. Periodically, updates will be made to this document as advances in construction and codes change.



TVA and the 820 Guidelines



Public Lands Information Center for residents to make contact with us for any TVA questions 1-800-TVA-LAND (1-800-882-5263)



Building in Rarity Bay

The Design Review Board oversees all new construction within Rarity Bay. Here you will find the Design Guidelines Manual and the forms needed to build or modify an existing home. If you have any questions about the building process please send inquires to: DBR@RarityBayLiving.com

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2044955326069 DGM - Imagery Supplement DGM - Imagery Supplement2211 MBDGM - Imagery Supplement.pdf7/24/2020
6044955726069 Lot Use Agreement Form Lot Use Agreement Form15157 KBLot Use Agreement Form.pdf7/24/2020
8044955926069 Sub Contractor List Form Sub Contractor List Form165179 KBSub Contractor List Form.pdf7/24/2020
8053527026069 Application for Certification of Compliance Application for Certification of Compliance20142 KBApplication for Certification of Compliance.pdf4/21/2021
9053527126069 Approved Builder Application Approved Builder Application36225 KBApproved Builder Application.pdf4/21/2021
10053527226069 Boat Dock Application Boat Dock Application28178 KBBoat Dock Application.pdf4/21/2021
10044956126069 Variance Appliation 2019 Variance Appliation 201994192 KBVariance Appliation 2019.pdf7/24/2020
11053527326069 Builder Agreement Builder Agreement19281 KBBuilder Agreement.pdf4/21/2021
12053527426069 Design Guideline Manual_21 Design Guideline Manual_21752 MBDesign Guideline Manual_21.pdf4/21/2021
13053527526069 Design Review Application Design Review Application33277 KBDesign Review Application.pdf4/21/2021
14053527626069 Executive Summary and Compliance Checklist Executive Summary and Compliance Checklist2583 KBExecutive Summary and Compliance Checklist.pdf4/21/2021
15053527726069 Landscape Review Application Landscape Review Application55235 KBLandscape Review Application.pdf4/21/2021
16053527826069 Modification Application Modification Application33179 KBModification Application.pdf4/21/2021
17053527926069 New Home Application New Home Application31136 KBNew Home Application.pdf4/21/2021
18053528026069 Schedule of Fees_21 Schedule of Fees_2161121 KBSchedule of Fees_21.pdf4/21/2021