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Windsor Woods-Restrictive Covenants



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS; THAT WHEREAS, United Properties, Inc. is the present owner, and Mulberry Hill Corporation, Corporations of the State of North Carolina, is the prospective owner and the developer of that certain tract of land in Fourth Township, Chowan County, North Carolina, known as "Windsor Woods, Blocks 1 and 2″, a map or plat of which was prepared by Charles H. Wood, Jr., Registered Surveyor; bearing date March 8, 1967, and duly recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 32 of the Office of the Register of Deeds of Chowan County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for further des­cription of said tract and the lots embraced therein which the aforesaid Corporations plan to develop and subdivide; and that the undersigned do hereby subject all of said tract to the following covenants, conditions, restrictions and reservation, to-wit:

1. All lots in this subdivision shall be used for residential purposes only, and

no house trailer shall be maintained on any of said lots; no more than one dwelling house, necessary out buildings excepted, shall be erected on anyone lot.

2. In addition to the other specifications herein set forth, any structure must con­form to the following minimum standards: any residence erected on Blocks land 2 of this subdivision shall have a minimum floor living area of 1,200 square feet excluding garage and patio or terrace.

3. The following provisions apply to all lots in the subdivision:

(a) No part of any building, other than stoops, shall be located nearer than 40 feet to the front of the street on which said lot fronts, and no dwelling shall be erected nearer than 10 feet to the sideline of each lot, nor nearer than 14 feet from any side street. The side of any residence that faces Windsor Lane or North Carolina Highway

No. 32-A shall be considered the front of said residence.

(b) No fowl, swine, goats or other noxious animals shall be permitted on the lots herein described.

(c) No material storage shall be permitted on any lots except during actual construction or improvement thereon. No junk, wreck, or inoperative automobile, truck o boat shall be permitted to remain on the property, nor shall any other unsightly materials be stored thereon.

(d) No "For Sale" signs, nor any other such advertisement shall be put on any lot except by approval of the Developer.

(e) All residences must have private inside bathroom facilities, and no outdoor privy shall be permitted on the land except temporary during the construction of the dwelling. All sanitary plumbing shall conform with the minimum requirements of the Health Department of the District of which Chowan County is a part, and the requirements of the State Department of Health.

(f) No garages shall be used as living quarters except the space above same if attached to the main body of the residence; nor shall any temporary quarters of any nature be permitted.

(g) Fences, walls, and hedges, if any, shall be of open construction not more than five feet in height and shall not extend in front of the front dwelling line.

(h) No business, trade or enterprise of any kind or nature whatsoever shall be con­ducted or carried on upon any lot or lots in this subdivision.

(i) Any dwelling or garage on any lot in this subdivision which may in whole or in part be destroyed by fire, windstorm, or for any other reason, must be rebuilt or all debris removed and the lot restored to a slightly condition with reasonable promptness. Owners of unoccupied lots shall at all times keep and maintain their property in this subdivision in an orderly manner and prevent accumulation of rubbish and debris on the premises.

(j) Easements are reserved, 10 feet along the front, back and sideline of each lot for the installation and maintenance of drainage facilities for surface water, for sani­tary sewers and other public utilities. The finish grade of each lot shall be maintained with the outside lot lines as the lowest points insofar as is possible.

These covenants, restrictions, conditions and reservations shall run with the land and shall be binding on all parties claiming under the owner for a period of 20 years, and shall be/extended for successive periods 01′ ten years unless prior to the expir­ation of any such 10-year period an instrument signed by the Owners of record of a majority of lots in the subdivision has been recorded changing or modifying same in whole or in part.

Invalidation of anyone of these covenants, restrictions, conditions and reser­vations by judgment or decree shall in no way affect any of the other provisions hereof, which shall remain in full force and effect.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, United Properties, Inc. and Mulberry Hill Corporation have caused this instrument to be executed in their names by their Presidents, attested by their Secretary and Sec-Treasurer, respectively, and their Corporate Seals affixed hereto, this 11th day of May, 1967

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