Town Council upheld the decision of the Historic District Review Board, denying the appeal of Paul and Sheryl Eulitt, owners of 102 Madison Avenue. The Eulitt’s wanted to renovate an existing front porch on the single-family dwelling, removing the stone structures along the sides of the stairs, removing the existing wood columns, railing, and decking, and replace these elements with AZEK/vinyl/composite materials.
The columns would also be replaced with a vinyl square column, and the railings would be replaced with vinyl railings.
Town Staff recommended approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness for the proposed application, with the replacement of vinyl materials with wood.
The HDRB justified the denial based on the fact that the home is historic and contributing, and that since the original materials are wood, the replacement also needs to use the original material, wood.