Monday, May 9, 2022
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evan, Danny Ince, Anne Weir, and David Kay. Also attending were Bonnie LaPard, President, Cleveland Park Historical Society and Camilla Carpenter, Executive Director, Cleveland Park Historical Society.
This meeting was held via ZOOM.
3019 Rodman Street, N.W.
Agent: Alan Field, Saltbox Design
3019 Rodman Street, N.W., a semi-detached house located on the north side of Rodman Street, was built in 1925 and is a contributing structure in the Cleveland Park Historic District. The proposal includes the construction of a two-story rear addition and screened porch. The existing sleeping porches and rear deck will be removed. The second floor rear addition will extend 10 feet beyond the duplex neighbor and the proposed first floor screened porch extends slightly more than 15 feet beyond the neighbor. (This will necessitate a request to the Board of Zoning Adjustment [BZA] and is not included in the ARC review.) Materials include ipe siding and stucco detail. There will be no changes to the front of the house or to the rear garage. Aluminum-clad windows will be used in the addition. Although a west elevation was not shown, it was reported that the wall facing the neighbor will be brick.
The ARC has no objection to the proposal as presented.
The motion passed 7-0.
3522 Quebec Street, N.W.
Agent: Eric Teran/Eustilus Architecture
3522 Quebec Street, N.W., a bungalow built in 1924, is located on the south side of Quebec Street. It is a contributing structure in the Historic District. The proposal includes the construction of a two-story plus basement addition. The dimensions of the proposed addition, which is flush with the existing house, are 24 x 27 feet and will require the removal of a small rear addition and of the existing garage. There will be no changes made to the front of the house. The materials appear to match the existing house, however, the windows in the proposed addition have not been fully developed and it is not clear from the drawings whether there will be changes to the windows in the existing house.
While constructing an addition to this house is certainly possible, the size and scale of the proposal overwhelms the existing house, its yard, and the neighboring bungalow. A smaller addition should be designed, one that differentiates itself from the original house with the use of an indentation or hyphen. The proposed windows should also be articulated.
The ARC would like to review a revised proposal for this house.
The motion passed 7-0.