The Owner wishes to add a new apartment over his existing garage. The home is in an historic neighborhood, Prior to building permit application, the design must be granted a “Certificate of Appropriateness” after a review by the local committee having jurisdiction. The gestures employed to comply with neighborhood design guidelines include:
1 – Conforming with the vernacular
2 – Matching existing exterior finishes and colors
3 – Echoing existing exterior details such as gable over gable roof framing; roof slope; soffit detail; window, door and corner trim; window style and proportion; projected girders and a front terrace recalling the existing porch.