Purchased by way of local contractor for $1.282 million in March of 2012, intends to give the construction of your new garage, the latest entry stair and “minor fa?ade alterations” to allow for a whole new entrance for the secondary unit on the Craftsman-style home at 151-153 Liberty Street were subsequently approved, which includes a stated scope of that entailed the preservation on the primary fa?ade (like retention within the historic windows and ornamental brackets).
Early recently, a complaint was filed with the City citing a possible exterior alteration past the approved scope, at which the projects building permit for that property, the registered historic resource for San Franciscos Liberty-Hill Historic District, was suspended.
And as 151 Liberty looks today, featuring its fa?ade previously being completely demolished as well as the aforementioned historic windows being removed and discarded:
Next week, San Franciscos Historic Preservation Commission is slated to recommend that the contractor-owner have to reconstruct and restore the very first character-defining highlights of the home, “including, though not restricted to, its overall mass and form, double-hung wood-sash windows, wood rafter tails, and wood trellis,” as well as other elements “identified within the designating ordinance to your landmark based on archival evidence including historic photos and documentation ahead of the removing the fa?ade.”
In addition, a couple of neighbors have suggested which the Commission call for a previously-approved rear addition incorporate wood-framed mullioned windows to enhance the front fa?ade; that new wood siding need to be historically appropriate; which the City consider sanctions resistant to the projects architect (“who should have been knowledgeable about [the historical] requirements and ensured compliance with them”); understanding that a currently approved roof deck – that has a hot spa, wet bar and grill – be forcibly stripped away from the plans.
And while their fingers are crossed, we’re not expecting any one of the neighbors’ additional suggestions for be adopted.
Related: 151-153 Liberty Street Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) Historic Resources Liberty Hill Liberty-Hill Historic District
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