CPHS Architectural Review Committee Meeting
Monday, May 10, 2021
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evans, Danny Ince, Win Brown and David Kay. Also attending were Rick Nash, President, Cleveland Park Historical Society and Camilla Carpenter, Executive Director, Cleveland Park Historical Society.
This meeting was held via ZOOM.
3430 34th Street, N.W.
Agent: Alan Field, Salt Box Design
Built in 1919, 3430 34th Street is a contributing structure to the Cleveland Park Historic District. The proposal includes a one-story addition on the north side of the house, replacement of an existing garage with a structure of similar scale, and the relocation of several windows. It is also proposed that the existing window trim and the shingles be replaced with similar trim and wood shingles. The proposed addition is set back from the front of the house approximately eight feet and due to the change in grade, there will be limited visibility of the addition from the street. The garage is not visible from the street either. Three replacement windows on the south side of the second floor will also be added in addition to egress basement windows.
The ARC had no objection to the proposal as presented. However, the ARC suggests the consideration of more porch-like details for the proposed addition. The ARC also appreciates the careful attention to important details in the replication of the trim boards and the replacement shingles expressed by the architect and the owners.
This motion passed 8-0.
3704 35th Street N.W.
Agent: Chris Snowber, Hamilton Snowber Architects
3704 35th Street, built in 1923, is a contributing structure in the Historic District and is one of three semi-detached row houses which are also part of another group of three, totaling eight brick- sided row houses (Three-Two-Three row houses in the assemblage). Many of the original sleeping porches of these houses have been previously enclosed. The proposal includes replacing an existing rear bay with a larger bay measuring approximately 3 feet, 8 inches by 10 feet and the addition of another bay on the south side of the house measuring 2 feet, 8 inches by 11 feet. Materials will include 6 over 6 windows and wood panels. The existing garage will be reduced in size by approximately four feet inside the yard in order to create a shed. The side of the garage facing the alley will remain. New exterior stairs to the basement will also be added.
The ARC had no objection to the proposal as presented.
The motion passed 8-0.