Knowing that there have been strong opinions — both pro and con — about BlueWater’s plans for 3612-3614 Park Place, I thought it would be helpful to check on the progress of their project at 3642 New Hampshire Avenue, NW (shown below). Overall, I think BlueWater’s work on their New Hampshire property is very successful. My only aesthetic suggestion would have been to find some way to retain the appearance of a full porch but completely understand the desire to bring more sunshine into the interior.
I find that the new windows are nice and appear to be superior to many replacement windows one commonly finds in a renovated house. They also retain the six-over-one configuration that was commonly found in the original fenestration of our housing stock and which is often lost when they are replaced. This project will also contain two 2-level living units.
From the street, even with modifications to the height of the attic level, I find the design is still compatible to the existing row.