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New Carriage Homes Could Be Coming to Shaw

by Mark Wellborn

New Carriage Homes Could Be Coming to Shaw: Figure 1
Existing home on Naylor Court

Rogue 24 may not be the only new thing coming to Shaw. UrbanTurf recently learned that plans are in the nascent stages for Naylor Court Stables, three new carriage homes on Naylor Court.

The homes, from Opal, LLC, would be designed by Seattle-based architect Gregory Sparhawk and would likely each be three-bedroom properties, ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,200 square feet, with two parking spaces. See a photo of the site where the homes would be located below.

New Carriage Homes Could Be Coming to Shaw: Figure 2
Future site of Naylor Court Stables

Sean Ruppert, president of Opal, told UrbanTurf that the plans currently call for building two carriage houses at 1321 Naylor Court NW, but that there is community and ANC support for three new homes. The next steps are for the plans to go before the Historic Preservation Board, and then on to the city’s Board of Zoning Adjustment, so the earliest that ground would be broken would be late Spring 2012.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new_carriage_homes_could_be_coming_to_shaw/3889

3 Comments

  1. East_H said at 4:31 pm on Monday August 1, 2011:
    Anybody know what the requirements are for building carriage homes? We have an exceptionally deep lot and could conceivably build a two-bedroom carriage house on our lot that faces the alley. Would DC regs allow this?
  1. Roberto said at 5:51 pm on Monday August 1, 2011:
    @East_H, Not my area of expertise, but I imagine that the requirements aren't any different than they are for building a new single-family home on an existing plot.
  1. V said at 10:43 pm on Wednesday August 3, 2011:
    Not an expert, but there are distint legal parameters as to building or renovating a carriage house for residential purposes. I acutally pulled out of a contract due to zoning and regulatory issues related to my plans for a huge carriage house (still go by it all the time dreaming of what could have been). Getting an exemption was possible, but would have required all kinds of zoning board, etc. issues, would have been uncertain, and would have cost quite a bit if I used proper legal representation, architects, etc. I think the one special use that carriage houses are allowed is for museums (yes, odd, but such is the case and maybe why some have been converted to art galleries). Anyway, be sure to research it thoroughly.

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