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RSF Association: California ranch style, wood are consistent with Covenant

RSF Association: California ranch style, wood are consistent with Covenant

In an effort to put a rest to a longstanding debate about whether California ranch architecture is allowed by the Covenant, the Rancho Santa Fe Association passed a resolution in favor of the home type at its March 7 meeting.

The vote was not unanimous as directors Sharon Ruhnau, Steve Dunn and Mike Gallagher voted in opposition.

Vice President Allen Finkelson said the board relied on outside counsel and the advice of its consulting architect in determining that “California Ranch Type” is of a type deriving its chief inspiration from Latin types and is permitted in the Covenant. The resolution also states that the use of wood, while not preferred, is consistent with the...

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