Monday, November 8, 2021
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Danny Ince, Ana Evans, and Win Brown. Also attending were Bonnie LePard, President, Cleveland Park Historical Society and Camilla Carpenter, Executive Director, Cleveland Park Historical Society.
This meeting was held via ZOOM.
3510 Macomb Street, N.W.
Agent: Neal Thomas/Patrick Cooke, Thomas & Cooke Architects
3510 Macomb Street was built in 1914 and is a contributing structure to the Cleveland Park Historical District. The proposal includes the removal of the existing rear deck; the rehabilitation of the sleeping porch and the construction of a new two-story rear addition. The resulting structure will be slightly smaller in size than what currently exists. The windows will be replaced with in-kind wood windows. Also, the existing garage will be rehabilitated. Both the third floor/attic and the basement will be expanded by adding a rear dormer and by lowering the basement floor, respectively. Pebble dash will be used on the exterior.
The ARC has no objection to the proposal as presented and commends the owners for rescuing the garage.
The motion passed 6-0.
3411 Newark Street, N.W.
Agent: Chris Lyon, Lyon Architect.
Built in 1904 by John Sherman, 3411 Newark Street is a contributing structure to the Cleveland Park Historical District. The proposal includes a new two-story rear addition and a new front porch and steps. The enclosed side porch will be reconfigured, basement wells will be added and the windows will be replaced with in-kind wood windows. With the construction of the rear addition, the rear chimney and rear skylights will be removed. The materials: roof shingles, wood siding and trim, and stone veneer on the foundation will match the existing materials on the house. Historical research indicates that the house originally had a front and east-side wrap around porch; today, only the re-interpreted side porch remains and the front steps have been turned to the side.
The ARC has concerns about the proposed rear addition. The massing of the proposed rear addition appears to overwhelm the original, historic house and there is little differentiation between the original house and the new addition. A set-back or recess on the west side and a reworking of the roof line should be considered.
As the existing front portico is not original to the house with the previous removal of the front porch, the proposed front-facing stoop and stairs are an improvement. Consideration should also be given to moving the front walkway from the east side of the front yard to a location leading directly to the front door, if possible.
The motion passed 6-0.