To provide yet further direction to Greenmount Avenue property owners when exterior changes are being considered the Guilford Association Architectural Committee issued a Pattern Book that indicates the correct and acceptable way to maintain each major exterior element of Greenmount Avenue properties located within Guilford south of 39th Street. This guide together with the Architectural Guidelines and narrative guides previously distributed provide the basis for determining the acceptability of exterior alterations. In many cases materials that are not allowed generally in Guilford, such as fiberglass columns and AZEK to replace some wood details, with committee approval may be accepted for Greenmount Avenue properties.
By terms of the Guilford Deed and Agreement all property owners within Guilford must obtain approval from the Association before making any alterations to the exterior of properties. The Architectural Committee will provide further assistance to residents undertaking exterior maintenance and improvement.
Greenmount Avenue properties are part of the Guilford National Register Historic District, making them eligible for the considerable benefit of Maryland Historic Tax Credits. The details for applying for those credits which must be approved before any work is undertaken can be found on the MD Historic Trust web site at: http://mht.maryland.gov/taxcredits_homeowner.shtml.
In addition, properties on the west side of Greenmount Avenue within Guilford are part of a Healthy Neighborhoods designated area and eligible to receive below market financing for rehabilitation and purchase.
Please review the linked illustrated Pattern Book below and follow it as a resource for caring for your property. It will be the reference used by the Architectural Committee.