Historic District Review Board has approved proposed changes to the facade of the erstwhile Periwinkles consignment store situated at 215 Mason Avenue. The alterations, encompassing a range of modifications, aim to enhance the structure’s aesthetic appeal and address maintenance concerns.
The applicant’s intentions include addressing wood rot issues, introducing a new color scheme to the masonry, and replacing the existing T-111 siding with Hardie Scallop siding. Notably, this will involve concealing some exposed masonry on the upper front half of the commercial building. Furthermore, the plan calls for the substitution of the current front wood trim with Azek and Hardie flat panel trim on the storefront. Aesthetic upgrades extend to the replacement of the existing awning with a fresh 4’ x 25’ fabric awning and the installation of a new 10’ x 6’ sign, securely bolted to the commercial building.
The work will be completed by Coastal Craftsman Builders.
The new color scheme is sage green, as seen in the photo below:
The Certificate of Appropriateness carries a time constraint. The Certificate of Appropriateness is set to expire six months from its issuance date if the authorized work does not commence within this timeframe. Additionally, the certificate will become null and void if the approved work encounters suspension or abandonment for a consecutive six-month period after initiation.
The decision reflects the balance between preserving the historical significance of the district and accommodating necessary changes to ensure its longevity and structural integrity.