3400 P Street, NW
Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing replacement windows which, as installed, introduce a new additional frame into existing frame, a detail that is inappropriate to the character of the historic building. Recommend removal of replacement windows and replication of original windows. Submit supplemental drawings for custom made window replicas. No objection to revision to approved permit for alterations including cap on parapet walls, stepping parapet on side wall of garage, wood railing along side of upper terrace, a metal handrail on side steps, jack arch over new window to match those already on rear wing, and sloped planting bed with landscaping on side entrance as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 13 March 2003. Applicant agreed to correct construction not conforming to approved design, including the detail of porch members, masonry work for brick opening on new window in front facade and for in-fill below sill on new window on rear wing, plus the appropriate replacement and relocation of basement windows to match original condition and detailing. See previous Recommendation (OG 02-166). Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.