Architectural Review Committee Report for January 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

ARC Members attending: Lois Orr, Christine Hobbs, Gwen Wright, Phil Eagleburger, Anne Hatfield Weir
CPHS President Danny Ince and Meghan Mulkerin, CPHS Staff, also attended.

3537 Ordway Street, N.W.
Owner: Gergen and Ferreira
Agent: Marie Casarella, and Ana Baker, Cunningham Quill Architects

The proposal includes removal of the front-yard garage, replacement of the front gate and garage door, new rear-yard covered parking pad, removal of existing pool, installation of new exterior side stairs and a retaining wall on the west side, replacement of all of the windows, the removal of front and rear balconies, a new front entry canopy, a new rear-yard addition, and new side-yard windows and projecting bays.

The house, one of three identical houses, is a non-contributing resource built in 1967. The adjacent neighbors to the east and west have expressed concerns about the length of the rear addition. The rear Porter Street neighbors have not yet been contacted.

The ARC has no objection to the proposal as presented.

The motion passed 5-0.

3021 Ordway, N.W.
Owner: Kort
Agent: Michael L. Beidler, Trout Design

The proposal includes a rear one-story addition on piers with a standing seam roof and a new rear deck with metal balustrade and a spiral staircase to the ground.

The adjacent neighbors have been contacted and have not expressed any objections.

The ARC has no objection to the proposal provided the owner screens the area under the addition with either landscaping, a screening wall or a basement addition.

The motion passed 5-0.

Rosedale Lot
Owner: Zia and Bremer
Agent: Janet Bloomberg, Kube, Architect

The ARC heard a presentation on the proposed house in December, 2013, (Plan A). Based on feedback from the ANC and HPRB , an alternative,( Plan B), has been developed. Plan B moves the pool farther to the north and moves the house four feet to the west. There are also some changes to the facades and materials.

Several 34th Place neighbors have concerns about the placement of the house and the pool. The Rosedale Conservancy continues to support Plan A.

The ARC recommends Plan B. It appears to preserve more of the existing topography and will allow the required fencing to be less prominent. The house is moved a short distance away from the 34th neighbors, while not being too close to the farmhouse.

The motion passed 5-0