Historic Zoning Commission
Updates for 11-F-19-HZ


Level II. Construction of addition or outbuilding
Additions; Porch; Other: Demolition of garage

- Demolition of non-contributing garage building at the rear of property - Rear (east) addition: proposed rear addition to to rear, front-gable roof massing, to measure 12'-6" long by 17' wide. Proposed addition is flush with existing elevation and will continue the existing gable roofline. Addition will be clad in HardiePlank lap siding to match exposure and profile of existing siding, and the roof will be clad in asphalt shingles. Roof eaves will match existing and if gable-field shakes can be salvaged, they will be re-used on the new rear gable field. A small shed-roof entry vestibule currently projects from the north side of the rear addition - the siding enclosing this porch will be removed, but no structural changes will be made to existing back porch. - Front porch modifications: removal of non-original front porch. Construction of new porch to resemble the historic front porch design on the adjacent house at 210 13th Street. Porch will be 9' long by 22' wide. Porch will feature a brick foundation, wood tongue-and-groove flooring, and a wood beadboard ceiling. Proposed posts are 6" wood, turned columns.

Site Info
Queen Anne, c.1905

Two-story frame residence with a hipped-roof with lower cross gables and a louvered attic vent. House rests on ab rick foundation and is clad in weatherboard siding. Two-over-two, double-hung windows with entablature. One-story front porch with turned wood columns and a replacement balustrade. Irregular plan.

1. The house is a contributing resource to the Fort Sanders NC-1 Overlay and National Register Historic District. 2. The garage is not a contributing structure to the overlay or the National Register Historic District and retains no other individual significance. Demolition of the garage is appropriate under the guidelines. 3. The existing partial-width porch is a non-historic alteration. The proposed full-length, hipped-roof porch demonstrates proportions more appropriate for the house. The adjacent house at 210 13th Street reflects a similar design as the proposed work. The materials, including a brick foundation, tongue-and-groove porch flooring, six-inch turned wood posts, and a beadboard porch ceiling, are all complementary to the house's historic fabric. 4. The placement of the proposed addition at the rear of the house is appropriate. As proposed, the rear addition continues the roofline of a rear gable-roof massing and the addition's walls are flush with the existing. Guidelines recommend that new exterior walls not be continuous with the walls of the existing building. A small offset would differentiate the new addition from the historic house. 5. The proposed brick foundation, HardiePlank siding, and asphalt shingle roof are all suitable materials for the rear addition. Removal of the non-historic siding enclosing the rear entry stoop and replacement with a turned wood post is appropriate. 6. The addition's one-over-one, double-hung sash windows meet neighborhood guidelines. Windows are not permittable on the north elevation due to the structure's proximity to the property line. On the rear (east) elevation, the window placement does not reflect historic window patterns. Two additional windows (one on each story) would provide additional transparency and symmetry.

Staff Recommendation
Demolition of non-contributing garage; rear addition; removal and reconstruction of front porch

Staff recommends approval of the work as proposed, with the following conditions: 1) the rear addition be offset from the existing structure by a decrease of roof height by 1', and an 8" to 1' offset on the side elevation walls and 2) two additional windows be added to the rear elevation, with final approval of window placement by staff.

Case Fileposted 11/13/2019

Level II

Ft. Sanders NC-1
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
208 13th St. 37916
Lamon & McDaniel Builders
Alice & Andy Basler

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