An historic house classification.
What does this mean to the homeowner and architect/builder team who wants to renovate their home?
A house is classified historic by the city when it’s over 50 years old. In our case the house was built in 1926, so it’s close to a hundred years old. And it’s very likely that others have made changes before us. Typically most cities have a planning code historic restriction like this.
The bottom line is that we can’t significantly change the front of the house, or facades that can be seen from the sidewalk.
But wait — things were changed before we got there….