Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee
Monday, January 14, 2019
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, David Kay, Ana Evans, Danny Ince, Tina Mead, and Lois Orr.
3503 Woodley Road, N.W., HPA 19-136
Concept: rear and side additions
Architect: Phil Eagleburger, Treacy & Eagleburger Architects
This 1921 Dutch colonial house sits in a prominent location on Woodley Road, across the street from the Washington National Cathedral. The proposal includes several one-story additions on the west and north sides of the house, a step-out balcony in the rear, a step-out balcony on the west side of the house over the existing one-story sun room, and a one-half story pop-up studio over the existing garage, located at the rear of the property. The garage would increase in height from 14.3 to 19 feet.
A one-story covered porch would also be added in the northwest corner of the house. In addition, windows in various locations would be changed, including in the attic, the first floor sunroom, the rear of the house on the first floor and on the east and west sides of the second floor. The material will be stucco.
The ARC has in general no objection to the proposal as presented, but has the following comments:
- The railings of the two step-out balconies should be a traditional picket rather than a more modern cable. The front-facing balcony should be set back equally from the front and side instead of the proposed asymmetric layout. The ARC notes the number of second-story balconies in the neighborhood including on 36th Street, 35th Street, and Newark Street.
- The proposed attic windows on the east and west sides of the house should be reduced in size.
The motion passed 6-0.