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20200357 15 Rock LLC SSPF 6-26-20 Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation June 29,2020 Ms. Tamie Ehinger, Chair F 0 R` //U(,G�" Design Review Commission PRESERVATION City Hall 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 RE: 15 Rock Street—Exterior Alterations 11 Dear Tamie: The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has reviewed the application for exterior alterations at 15 Rock Street. Board of Directors The house at 15 Rock Street is located in an Architectural Review District. It was built circa Adam N.Favro 1867 and features a prominent front-gable,overhanging eaves with decorative brackets, full- President width porch, stone lintels and sills, and a two-story bay window. It is an important example of a late Greek Revival brick residence with Italianate influence that retains much of its original James Gold integrity. Therefore it is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Vice President Dmitriy Yermolayev The Foundation has only one objection to the proposed east elevation fenestration changes of Treasurer the non-historic addition. The proposed sliding glass door is not appropriate. The Foundation Linda Harvey-Opiteck recommends that the proposed sliding glass door be changed to French doors to match the other Secretary proposed doors of that elevation. Jaime Butler-Binley The Foundation strongly objects to any of the proposed changes to the historic window Caroline Cardone fenestration. Per the Windows and Doors Historic District Design Guidelines: Steve Dodds Giovanna D'Orazio Brennan Drakeoriginal . Maintain ori inal trim details and the original configuration, size, shape and proportion Sandra Fox of windows. John Haller . Original window size and location should be preserved. Do not replace windows with Liz Israel Samantha Kercull units that alter the original size of the window opening or trim detail. Douglas Kerr Richard King The Foundation does not object to the additions of windows to the north and west elevation. Stephen Kyne However,the size of the window to be added to the west elevation should be in keeping with Bill McCarthy the adjacent historic window openings. As far as the replacement of the basement windows Dorothy Rogers-Bullis Cindy Spence there was no information included in the application regarding the condition of the existing Matthew Veitch windows; specifications for the proposed replacement windows; and the proposed window James Kettlewell wells.Additional information is needed for review. emeritus The application indicates that the west two-story porch will be rebuilt in-kind. Based on the photographs submitted,it does not appear that the entire porch needs to be reconstructed. The Executive Director Foundation recommends that repairs as needed be made to the existing porch. The use of Samantha Bosshart composite materials for replacing the existing decks is not appropriate. The Foundation Membership& recommends the use of wood. Programs Director Nicole Babie The Foundation does not object to the proposed changes to the north elevation as they are not visible. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration. Sincerely, Adam N. aero Samantha Bosshart 112 Spring Street,Suite 203 President Executive Director Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 P 518-587-5030 www.saratogapreservation.org Cc: 15 Rock LLC,Applicant Bradley Birge,Administrator of the Office of Planning and Economic Development