Historic Zoning Commission
Updates for 7-F-20-HZ

7-F-20-HZ

Level II. Major repair or replacement of materials or architectural elements
Request
Windows

Proposed replacement of nine original or historic wood windows. Five windows are 1/1 double-hung wood sash, and four windows are 2/2 double-hung wood sash. Applicant states that the windows have deteriorated from "water and termite damage," "could never provide adequate energy efficiency," and are not "economically feasible for repair."

Site Info
Queen Anne cottage

One story frame with weatherboard wall covering. Hip roof with lower cross gables, asphalt shingle covering, diamond shaped wood shingles in gable. Oriel window with console brackets in gable. Double hung one over one windows. One story, two-thirds front porch with projecting turret, turned wood columns, sawn wood brackets, sawn wood frieze and balustrade. Brick foundation. Irregular plan. Plan is noted in Barber's "Art in Architecture" on page 203 as a design by Barber & Klutz, Architects.


1. 417 E. Oklahoma Ave. is a contributing resource to the ONK National Register Historic District and local overlay. 2. The five 1/1 and four 2/2 double-hung wood windows are either original to the house or historic replacements, and character-defining elements of the house. The applicant has described reaching out to a contractor who completes window repair, but lists cost, time constraints, and energy efficiency as reasons for not pursuing window repair. The applicant has provided a letter from a glass company recommending new windows. Documentation shows deterioration on stiles, gaps between the sash and trim, and some missing wood pieces. 3. If the Commission elects to approve window replacement, replacement specifications should be submitted to staff to confirm windows are the same size; pane division; material; and muntin depth, width, and profile as the existing.

Staff Recommendation
Window replacements

Staff recommends pursuing repair of the windows to the fullest extent possible. If replacement windows are approved by the Commission, replacement specifications should be submitted to staff to confirm windows are the same size; pane division; material; and muntin depth, width, and profile as the existing.

Level II

Old North Knoxville H-1
Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
417 E. Oklahoma Ave. 37917
Applicant
Gary and Vicki Koontz
Owner
Gary and Vicki Koontz

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