Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Tenth Installment: Completion of Exterior Façade Restoration and Modification
In the previous post, we concluded with an incomplete easternmost façade of the East wing. During this installment, we’ll conclude our second review of the building perimeter.
The East wing will be converted to an entry foyer and stairwell with a living room on the first level and master bedroom on the second level. The existing basement area will serve as a common area for utilities and laundry area for both duplexes. The stairwell will be day-lighted by fixed 15 light sashes.
The basement level entry will be protected by a “craftsman style” shed roof after removal of the exposed exterior stair. Exterior siding on the East Wing will match the existing “faux” cedar shingles previously approved by the ARB.
All sashes on the primary structure will be fully restored to match their original configuration.
Finally, on the Western façade facing on 2nd Street, SW, we proposed to add operable shutters on second level windows on the West facade, representative of the “craftsman style” and finished with colors representative of the period. Other proposed color changes will be reserved following approval by the Roanoke City ARB for architectural exterior modifications.
Important elements of this proposed renovation including color changes and landscaping will be discussed following approval by the Roanoke City Architectural Review Board. These very important design elements are not within the ARB’s purview of authority and will be reserved to a date following their approval.
Our formal scheduled review with the ARB is Thursday, June 14, 2012. To this date the ARB members, based upon the advice of counsel have chosen not to participate in a public dialogue regarding this proposed project until their formally scheduled public hearing.
Important additional submissions to the ARB will include exterior modification details including:
Specific window replacement and addition details;
Proposed exterior carpentry modifications and details, including exterior door and window replacements.
These items will be presented following Roanoke City ARB approval.