In keeping with the unique local character of the natural surroundings, the architectural style of The Rest is derived from a contemporary mix of local vernacular and international styles that take advantage of the mild local climate and use local natural materials and earth colours to blend in with the surroundings. The five architectural styles are: Barn, Verandah, Modern Rustic, Rustic Pavilion and Shaded Pavilion.
Architectural guidelines and design criteria are closely monitored by the HOA to preserve and enhance the property values within the estate. Single and double storey houses are allowed with height restrictions, with the total size of the home determined by the location and stand size. The intention is for owners to build the home of their dreams in harmony with those around them.