Architecture & Esthetics


Please note:  Annual Esthetics Reviews begin on May 1 of each year.  Please take a moment to review the esthetics’ checklist contained in the link below so that you may become familiar with all areas receiving attention from our esthetic volunteers.


Esthetic Checklist

All changes to the outside of your home need to be approved by the ACC committee BEFORE any work is performed.  Please click on the link below to view the ACC form for submission.


Why Esthetic Reviews?

Many nearby communities do not have CC & Rs, and as a result, do not have any guidelines for maintaining properties within their development.  So let’s face it —  one of the reasons that you bought in Twin Lakes was its outward appearance and the apparent pride in ownership.

Without esthetic reviews, our community would not be as desirable place to live.  When homeowners receive a violation letter, it can be less than welcome, to say the least.  If the violation is small or large, either way, our community is better in the long run if it’s fixed.

“But I don’t have a rock wall, so I can’t have moss growing on it!”

If the review was an obvious error, PLEASE call the office and report it.  You can ask to have someone take another look.  Problem solved.  Throwing the letter in the garbage and ignoring it, doesn’t help.  Volunteers are human (oh yes, they are really human) and mistakes can be made.  So please, don’t get mad if something is in error, COMMUNICATE.  Call the office and let us know that you cannot possibly fix both a roof and the other violations you may have that are costly.  The office staff and Board will work with you.

A better looking Twin Lakes is the goal every year.  Do your part to maintain your property and support our governing documents.  As Twin Lakes residents, we have a wonderful presence in Federal Way.  Let’s keep it that way!