Committee Spotlight: ARC Member Edith Carpenter

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) welcomes a new Committee Member this month: Edith Carpenter!

When considering potential areas to raise their family, the Carpenters sought out a beautiful and family-friendly environment. They were thrilled to find that SAMLARC’s very design – from the pedestrian-friendly layout of the streets to the large gathering spaces in the parks, and from the sunny Beach Club Lagoon to the welcoming Lago Santa Margarita – was drafted with community relationships in mind. The Carpenters have raised their family in SAMLARC’s “village” life-style for more than twenty years, making deep connections with their neighbors, church life, and other community members. In fact, Edith also represents the Santa Fe community district as a SAMLARC Delegate.

In her role as a Committee Member, Edith combines her personal experience as a SAMLARC Member and her professional insight as a 15-year South Orange County realtor. As a realtor, she is attuned to the ways that home improvements directly affect property values; as a SAMLARC homeowner, she embraces the joy of creating a beautiful home.

The Carpenters have three children, all of whom were raised in Rancho Santa Margarita. Their older daughter Amanda is a graduate of Abilene Christian University’s nursing program and practices in Texas. Their son Patrick is a member of the US Airforce, based in Idaho, and their younger daughter Isabella is a high school senior looking forward to her first year at Loyola Marymount University. The Carpenters enjoy entertaining with friends and family, and Edith has a wealth of knowledge when curating great recipes.

Edith looks forward to nurturing SAMLARC’s harmonious community design through the ARC’s home improvement application review process. Her decisions as a Committee Member will be informed by the SAMLARC Architectural Standards and the Policies & Guidelines. She especially looks forward to reviewing applications that propose energy-efficient and water-wise home enhancements. Edith recognizes the vital role that SAMLARC’s Mediterranean design plays in all four corners of the SAMLARC community: helping to preserve property values over time by establishing cohesive visual appeal.

The Architectural Review Committee meets twice per month to review home improvement applications. If you are considering a home improvement project, please visit to learn more about SAMLARC’s Architectural Standards, Policies & Guidelines, Plant List, and more.


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