June 19, 2013 · 11:05 am
Owners of 639 South Carolina Avenue, SE, have constructed a frame to show the exposure of the proposed addition. View from The Maples property line across the street
View of 639 South Carolina, SE, from the north curb across the street
View of 639 South Carolina Avenue, SE, from the middle of South Carolina Avenue, SE
View of The Maples from in front of 639 South Carolina Avenue, SE
Architect’s Rendering of The Maples – Residences Available 2014
5 responses to “ANC6B Butts Heads With CHRS – Part II – Photos”
Do I really give a (hoot) what kind of view the residents of the oversized, un-historic Maples will have? Nope, not even a little, tiny (hoot.) But something does bother me about the way new residents in the community want to change things right away. Historic house to the north of me? Gutted. Historic house to the south of me? Gutted. Across the street? Gutted, gutted and gutted. Across the alley? Do I have to type it again? You make choices when you move into a historic district, and now that it’s inconvenient it’s time to make this neighborhood liveable! Tear down these restrictions, Mr. Mayor! Well I’ve got news for you – it WAS liveable and wonderful for the 25+ years I’ve lived here, but now I can’t wait to leave.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Why do you give a hoot if the interior of a house gets renovated? But oh well.
You are definitely a creeper…going to that house and taking photos. What is this? Who are you? The fact that you are trying to stir up an argument is disturbing. Times are a-changin’… and if you aren’t progressive enough to accept this, then you should continue on your fight to keep Capitol Hill homes as they were, when they were built; and while you’re at it, why don’t you get a horse and cart, and tear out your electricity. LIVE AND LET LIVE!
Kay, what is the issue w/ people gutting their houses? And what are you referring to when you say, “not that it’s inconvenient…”? It sounds like you wish people that move into the neighborhood wouldn’t renovate their homes but it’s hard to tell.
Welcome to my world (see http://www.capitolhillrooftop.tumblr.com). We were finally approved about 2 weeks ago. The process was amazing.