The Wooden House Project spotted a very interesting proposal to restore the facade of 122 Pacific Street, in Cobble Hill. Next Tuesday the owners and architects will submit plans to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to reclad the front facade in clapboard. Amazingly, the architects uncovered old clapboard underneath what appears to be a brownstone facade, which the blog id’s as stucco, during a recent probe. The Wooden House Project was able to check out the presentation slated for Landmarks, and notes that “the proposal contains a nice board that explains the history of alterations. If I’m interpreting it correctly, the house dates from ca. 1831 and received its mansard roof in 1860. The stucco was added in 1922.” To the left is how the home looks now, and to the right is the proposal with clapboard, which will be a grey-blue color. Clapboard restorations in historic districts are somewhat rare — especially of houses that have been redone to look like brownstone — but we are hoping more of them catch on. Have any readers undertaken a similar type of facade project?
Cobble Hill Gets a New Wooden House [Wooden House Project]