Level II. Major repair or replacement of materials or architectural elementsRequest
Additions; Doors; Porch; Roofing; Siding; Windows
- Demolition of rear (west) elevation shed-roof stoop (one section of porch enclosed, will also be removed). - Removal of non-historic secondary entry on north elevation (including door, concrete steps, and shed roof). - Windows: existing windows will be replaced with one-over-one, double-hung vinyl windows. One 36" x 42" egress window proposed for front (east) gable field. - Reconstruction of front porch (east elevation): existing porch will be demolished and be reconstructed with a CMU foundation clad in brick veneer, new 6" by 6" square posts to match existing, and a square picket railing. Wood steps will be removed and reconstructed with handrails to match railing. New wood porch ceiling. - Construction of rear addition. No dimensions provided. Addition would require relocation of the rear exist to the left. - Two dormer additions proposed for rear (west) and north elevation to provide for egress windows. No dimensions provided.Site Info
1. The house is a contributing resource to the Fort Sanders NC Overlay and National Register Historic District. 2. The rear shed-roof stoop is not a historic feature of the house and does not contribute to the house's overall integrity. Demolition of the existing shed roof, enclosed porch, and concrete block foundation for purposes of an addition is appropriate. 3. There is not sufficient data in the application to evaluate the rear addition. 4. There is not sufficient data in the application to evaluate the two proposed gable-roof dormer additions on the north and west elevations. 5. The proposed egress windows meet the minimum size requirement for building code. While applicant has installed egress windows in side gable fields in multiple instances in the Fort Sanders overlay, a full-sized egress window of 36" by 42" is not appropriate for the faҫade front gable. The renderings provided by applicant are not to scale and the proposed egress window would be too large for the historic proportions of windows. 6. Applicant has sufficiently documented deterioration of foundation under the front porch and proposed rear addition; reconstruction in these locations is appropriate. However, if the scope of reconstruction exceeds that described in the application, applicant will need to submit additional information for review by staff or HZC.