Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee
Monday, October 8, 2018
Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell Street, NW
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Stefan Hurray, Ron Ngiam, Phil Eagleburger, Win Brown, David Kay, Ana Evans, Danny Ince, Anne Weir and Lois Orr. CPHS Executive Director Carin Ruff also attended.
3407 Lowell Street, NW, HPA 18-642
Rear addition and rear roof dormer
Architect: Carmel Greer, District Design
This contributing house was built in 1917. Subsequently, a two story rear addition and a porch and balcony were added to the house. The proposal includes replacing the rear porch/balcony with a two story addition and adding a one story addition beyond. A new balcony would be added atop this newest addition and a flagstone patio would be constructed at ground level. A new attic dormer would be added at the rear of the third level. Large picture windows on the west side of the first and second floors would be replaced with separated, new, clad windows.
The ARC had no objection to the proposal as presented.
The motion passed 10-0
3300 Newark Street, NW, HPA 18-534 (1920, R.F. Beresford, architect)
Owners: Sean Ruppert, OPaL, LLC,, and Whitestone Property Group, LLC, Laine Shakerdge
Addition and decks
This property, built in 1920, was originally presented to the ARC in an advisory capacity in July. Following changes to the design, the project was presented to the ARC again on September 13, 2018. The proposal was altered again just prior to a presentation to the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). HPRB postponed a decision on the latest proposal in order to allow review by HPRB, the ANC and the ARC.
The ARC recognizes the improvements in the design of the house, including the elimination of the additional gambrels, the reduction in the size of the addition and of the deck.
The ARC suggests that the depth of the addition be reduced even further, by up to four feet , in recognition of the fact that the ravine is at one of its most steep points behind this house. The deck should follow the reduced depth of the house as it steps back from this curve in the ravine.
The motion passed 9-1.
The ARC also suggests that as the design is developed, the massing and fenestration on the southeast corner of the second floor be refined.
The motion passed 6-4.