THE OWNERS of a fine spacious Cleveland Park House, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Quimby, told architect Ann McCutcheon Lewis they wanted a place to sit in their rear garden, and more light in the living as well.
The addition had to match the original wide-bracketed porches, and blend with the Cleveland Park street of expansive early 1900s houses. Lewis used the old porch details. But instead of sticking a dark heavy roof on the gazebo, she made a roof out of a wood trellis. From the street, the roof looks solid, but from the inside, light streams in to the living room.
The architect says her greatest compliment came from neighbors who said, "The gazebo looks as if it has always been there."
The work was done by carpenter Ed Loneregan and mason Virnel L. Allen.
All concerned received a first award for historic preservation from the American Institute of Architects, Washington Metropolitan Chapter.
The chapter's committee on historic resources, headed by Hamilton Morton, has just given two other first awards for extended use to two as yet unexecuted plans:
Architects Metcalf and Associates/Keyes, Condon & Florance and the owner, the City of Alexandria, received an award for the Torpedo Plant Complex, a controversial plan to add mixed-use development to the old structure, now an artists' studio building.
Wilmington (Del.) Station Rehabilitation plan for a 1905 Frank Furness-designed station would restore and reconstruct some historic details and make it more usable for today's railroad needs. The architects were Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for the National Railroad Passenger Corp.Construction documents were by Whiteside/Moeckel/Carbonell.
The John Hough House, a 1770 house in Leesburg, received an award for its rehabilitation. Leon Chatelain III is the architect and owner. Contractor was Charles O. Stocks. Consultants were W. Brown Morton and John G. Lewis.
See Form and Function on this page for details on a condominium that also won a citation.