|Called the "Overlook at Knox Hill" This restyle home will result in higher end housing coming to the east end of the neighborhood.|
|Most of this area is highly endangered. In fact the large home on the upper left has been bulldozed since this photo was taken. Without intervention this entire area could be lost.|
So the plan is to 'go big' ! To do something that will have an ultimate 'wow factor' and demonstrate the viability of those one-of-a-kind views. It also represents a break from our normal Victorian restoration work. We often collaborate on infill projects, often in architectural concept and interaction with historic structures as to mass, scale and materials. In this case the historic components are gone and this is a 'clean slate' project. While this is urbanist project, it will be a quality project that will integrate the best of contemporary space with a counter balance of fit and finish normally missing from the normal 'cold' contemporary voluminous spaces normally seen. This will be a very upscale interior that will be warm and inviting and make best advantage of the view and exterior spaces.
|The east elevation will be opened up to take in the views and a new top floor will open up the view to its greatest potential with a rooftop deck|
The exterior of the home will have the old vinyl removed and be re-sided in Hardi siding for low maintenance. The rear yard will be extensively decked and landscaped. There will be a new rooftop deck over the garage as well. The project is expected to begin later this summer,once plans are approved and permits pulled. The target date for completion will be late Spring/Summer 2013. Final price has not yet been determined and could be subject to change if a buyer comes along who would want additional custom work. The home will feature slightly over 2700 square feet of finished interior space and over 950 square feet of decks balconies and outdoor entertainment areas
At the same time Knox Hill Neighborhood Association is planning a general cleanup of the lower end of the neighborhood and will be advocating for greater code enforcement and police presence . KHNA will use a variety of tools , including receivership, to shake loose more properties and be sure historic assets are preserved. As part of the homes elaborate security system, exterior static IP cameras will scan the neighborhood, will go to a special passworded site and allow law enforcement to regularly scan the neighborhood which should reduce illegal activities This project will represent real change for the lower end of the neighborhood. AND there is more to come, stay tuned!