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20200510 Simpson Exterior Modification SSPF 9-1-20 Preservation Foundation September 1,2020 Ms. Tamie Ehinger, Chair Design Review Commission >=oR City Hall PRESERVATION 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 w*r`r RE: 74 Caroline Street -Exterior Alterations Dear Tamie: The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation reviewed the application for exterior alterations at 74 Caroline Street. The circa 1880 Queen Anne style with Stick Style influence at 74 Caroline Street is a contributing building to the East Side Historic District listed on the National Register of Board of Directors Historic Places. Adam N.Favro The Foundation is pleased with the owner's efforts to address the inappropriate changes President that were made to the house without Design Review Commission review and approval as James Gold outlined in our letter dated February 19, 2020(see attached). Vice President The Foundation does not object to the removal of the non-historic exterior chimney and Linda Harvey-opiteck the replacement with a vent and is pleased that the owners will replace the inappropriate Secretary aluminum front door with salvaged historic paired front doors and will restore the Dmitriy Yermolayev transom window above. The Foundation also appreciates that the owners are proposing Treasurer to address the inappropriate changes to the porch that were also made without DRC Jaime Butler-Birley review and approval. The Foundation objects to the use of synthetic siding and trim and Caroline Cardone recommends wood clapboard siding and trim. Giovanna D'Orazio Steven Dodds Brennan Drake Per the Exterior Claddings Design Guidelines: Sandra Fox John Haller • Every effort should be made to preserve original,historic exterior cladding. Liz Israel Samantha Kercull • Remove synthetic siding materials and restore original exterior cladding Douglas Kerr whenever possible. Richard King • If exterior claddingis so deteriorated or damaged that it cannot be preserved, new Stephen Kyre g William McCarthy cladding should be replaced in-kind and match the original or historic cladding in Dorothy Rogers-Bullis design, texture, and other visual qualities. Cindy Spence Matthew Veitch • The installation of vinyl or metal siding materials over historic cladding, or the replacement of historic materials with vinyl or metal, is not an appropriate James Kettlewell preservation treatment and is strongly discouraged. emeritus • When there are no alternatives to preserving the original cladding and a synthetic material must be used,the following considerations shall apply: Executive Director • The use of synthetic materials should only be installed without irreversibly Samantha Bosshart damaging or obscuring the architectural features and trim. Membership& • Fake wood grains are inappropriate and strongly discouraged; exaggerated Programs Director wood grains would have been undesirable on real wood siding. Nicole Babie • The width of the new siding should match the original as closely as possible. • The use of visible "J Channel" is discouraged; use trim and corner boards to hide vinyl siding joints. Sl Str ,,,The application fails to address the replacement of the historic windows with 112s I.F; NY u ,r, inappropriate vinyl windows without DRC review and approval. The Foundation respectfully requests that the DRC require the owner to address the windows prior to granting approval for the items presented in the application. The windows should be replaced with two-over-two wood windows to replicate the original windows as shown in the attachments of the letter dated February 19, 2020. Per the Historic Review Ordinance: (3)Windows: Existing historic windows and window openings shall be retained and rehabilitated wherever possible. Restoration of historic openings is to be encouraged where they have been previously altered. Per the Windows Historic District Design Guidelines: • Maintain original trim details and the original configuration, size, shape and proportion of windows. • Original window size and location should be preserved. Do not replace units that alter the original size of the window opening or trim detail. • Replacement windows should match the existing in material and design and should be based on historic evidence. • The use of non-traditional window types and contemporary materials and designs is discouraged on historic and contributing properties. Vinyl and metal windows are strongly discouraged, particularly on primary facades. Every effort should be made to preserve and restore the important historic architectural features of this contributing structure. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration. Sincerely, Adam Favro V416.1.441.4-. antha Bosshart President utive Director Cc: Case H. Simpson and Helen Chelstowski,Applicant Tonya Yasenchak, Agent Bradley Birge, Administrator of the Office of Planning and Economic Development Preservation Foundation February 19, 2020 Ms. Tamie Ehinger, Chair (57-(7 Design Review Commission F 0 ft City Hall PftESERVATIoN 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 t .+ RE: 74 Caroline Street-Exterior Alterations Dear Tamie: The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation reviewed the application for exterior alterations at 74 Caroline Street. The circa 1880 Queen Anne style residence at 74 Caroline Street is a contributing Board of Directors building to the East Side Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Adam N.Favro President The Foundation does not object to the removal of the non-historic exterior chimney and James Gold the replacement with a vent. However,the Foundation objects to the exterior alterations Vice President that have been made to significant architectural features of the building without Design Linda Harvey-Opiteck Review Commission's review and approval. This includes the replacement of the historic Secretary front door with an inappropriate aluminum door, the replacement of historic windows Dmitriy Yennolayev with inappropriate vinyl windows, and the replacement of the balustrade of the side porch Treasurer as well as the addition of a balustrade and decorative detail to the front porch. The current owners,who purchased the property on December 19, 1994, made these changes Matthew Veitch sometime after June 2001 as can be seen in the attached photo. Also included for Past President reference is a photo of the property taken in 1992,two years before the current owners Jaime Butler-Binley purchased the property. Caroline Cardone Giovanna D'Orazio Brennan Drake The Foundation respectfully requests the Design Review Commission review the Sandra Fox inappropriate exterior alterations that were made without approval and require the owner John Hailer Liz Israel to address those items as well as the condition of the front porch-the missing spindles Samantha Kercull and siding that is falling off the building(see attached photos),prior to granting approval Douglas Kerr of the removal of the non-historic chimney and replacement of the vent. Richard King Stephen Kyne William McCarthy This application should be reviewed in conformance of the Historic Review Ordinance Dorothy Rogers-Bullis and the Historic District DesignGuidelines. The followingportions of the ordinance and Cindy Spence guidelines need to be considered when reviewing this application: James Kettlewell emeritus 7.4.6 Design Considerations: A. Preserve rather than remove Executive Director B. Repair rather than replace Samantha Bosshart C. Promote historical accuracy D. Recognize the significance of historical time periods Membership& Programs Director Nicole Babie 240-7.10 C.Major Building Elements (2) Doors: Existing historic doors and door openings shall be retained and rehabilitated wherever possible. Restoration of historic openings is to be encouraged where they have been previously altered. Where doorways must be altered to meet current building code and safety requirements, doors and entrance ways shall be designed 1 1' ',piing ,r r<c l 1 also to respect the exterior architectural integrity of the building. Sar.i[op,i Spring,. NY 12:-,66 1' 518- 7-5i)3[. (3) Windows: Existing historic windows and window openings shall be retained and rehabilitated wherever possible. Restoration of historic openings is to be encouraged where they have been previously altered. The Historic Review Ordinance Standards and Considerations as well as Historic District Design Guidelines for Windows and Doors that should be followed are cited below. DOORS Entrance doors and frames are critically important decorative elements of a historic house.Historically, door designs included double wood doors, single doors with wood panels, wood doors with glass lights,or wood doors with sidelights and/or transoms. • Every effort should be made to preserve original or historic doors as well as the associated functional and decorative features including door frames, sills, heads, jambs and moldings. Do not alter/enclose important architectural features such as existing sidelights or transoms. • Deteriorated or missing pieces should be replicated with materials that match the original. • The location, size and shape of original or historic doorway openings should be maintained. • Relocating or altering an original door opening is discouraged, particularly on a primary facade. • The addition of new door openings on primary facades is discouraged. • Replacement doors should match the existing in material and design or should be based on historic evidence. If no historic evidence is available, the doors should match the design and material of the architectural style and period of the historic building. • Contemporary materials and designs are discouraged on historic and contributing structures. WINDOWS • Maintain original trim details and the original configuration, size, shape and proportion of windows. • Original window size and location should be preserved. Do not replace units that alter the original size of the window opening or trim detail. • Replacement windows should match the existing in material and design and should be based on historic evidence. • The use of non-traditional window types and contemporary materials and designs is discouraged on historic and contributing properties. Vinyl and metal windows are strongly discouraged,particularly on primary facades. PORCHES • Every effort should be made to preserve an original or historic porch including the original size, design and materials. Demolition of an existing porch is to be avoided. • A porch and its elements, replaced due to severe deterioration, should match the original in size, shape, rhythm, dimensions,material and quality. Duplication is preferred. Keep original elements to use as a pattern. If duplication is not possible, try to locate features at an architectural salvage location. • If replacing a previously removed porch, it should replicate the original in size, design and materials, or be based on historical documentation. • If no historic evidence is available the porch should match the design, materials, of the architectural style and period of the historic building. Note that an addition of a new front porch to a historic building my not be appropriate,especially if the original building was not designed to accommodate one. • The use of natural materials is preferred. The use of pressure treated wood is appropriate for concealed substructure. Exposed or painted pressure treated wood is discouraged. • Avoid the use of masonry bases for wood columns unless it is in keeping with the style and period of the house. • Original or historic balustrade designs may need to be adapted to meet the building code. The use of booster rails may be appropriate solution to making the original balustrade should be limited to the minimal height required by code, unless the original or historic balustrade was higher. • The use of pre-cast stairs and concrete flooring is discouraged. • Latticework and skirting boards, when used should be placed in a frame. The use of natural materials is preferred. The use of vinyl latticework is inappropriate. 7.4.10 Maintenance and Repair No owner or person with an interest in real property designated as a City Landmark or included within a Historic District shall permit the property to fall into a serious state of disrepair so as to result in the deterioration of any exterior architectural feature which would, in the judgment of the Commission,produce a detrimental effect upon the character of the Historic District as a whole or the life and character of the property itself. 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