Design for rare new house in Brooklyn Heights rejected
The Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a plan for new-house construction in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
Commission Chairperson Sarah Carroll on Tuesday instructed architect Elizabeth Pratt to come up with a different design for a proposed house with a built-in two-car garage, which property owner Tara Comonte wants to build on outdoor space at 56 Middagh St. where she parks her cars.
The parking spaces are next door to a house Comonte owns, a Federal-style clapboard building with Greek Revival-style details that was constructed in 1829.
The architect had tried to make the new four-story house look like it was a historic home by giving it a facade covered with faux clapboard and making the garage doors look similar to carriage-house doors in Brooklyn Heights.