FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION: All buildings sit on a foundation. The way in which that is visually expressed is a design feature which can affect compatibility.

RECOMMENDED

  • New construction should reflect the prevailing sense of foundation height on contiguous historic buildings.

NOT RECOMMENDED

  • Avoid high walk-ups if surrounding buildings are cottages raised only two or three steps off the ground.
  • Avoid designs which appear to hug the ground if surrounding buildings are raised on high foundations.

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