Monday, April 12, 2021
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evans, Tina Mead, Win Brown and David Kay. Also attending was Camilla Carpenter, Executive Director, Cleveland Park Historical Society.
This meeting was held via ZOOM.
3056 Porter Street, N.W.
Agent: Angela Yu, Cunningham|Quill Architects
Built in 1928, 3056 Porter is a contributing structure to the Cleveland Park Historic District. The proposal includes a two-story rear addition with a rear dormer, the conversion of the garage into an apartment, and a new front canopy and stoop. Materials include brick, stucco, a slate roof to match the existing, and aluminum clad windows. The front canopy would measure three feet by six feet.
While rear additions in the Historic District are often differentiated by an indentation, given the size of the existing house and the size of the proposed addition, the change in materials and the fact that the west side of the house is not very visible from the street, the ARC recommends that the gutter on the west side of the house be indented. Also, while not opposed to the proposed front canopy, the ARC requests more detailed drawing of this feature in order to evaluate the appropriateness.
This motion passed 8-0.
3562 Macomb Street, N.W.
Agent: Stefan Hurray, Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc.
Built in 1901, 3562 Macomb Street is prominently located on the corner of Macomb and 36th Streets and is a significant structure in the Historic District. The proposal includes a two-story rear addition above the garage which would not increase the footprint of the house, a new rear deck approximately 150 square feet in size, rebuilt exterior stairs in the rear, and the extension of the east side bay to the basement level. In addition, the windows at the basement level on the west size would be enlarged, a dormer would be added in the rear, and a west side attic window would be replaced. The materials of the addition would consist of glass windows and wood panels and read like a sleeping porch, a feature often found in the Historic District.
The ARC commends the nuanced and sensitive design of the proposed addition, particularly the “sleeping porch” reference. The ARC suggest that the replacement third floor west side window be reduced in size, perhaps to a 6 over 6, making it more compatible with the remaining attic windows. This would also enhance the wonderful roof line on this side of the house.
The motion passed 7-0, with one recusal.