A reader tipped us off about the addition plopped onto 2017 Carpenter St., located on a mostly two-story block with a handful of three story homes thrown in for good measure in recent years. Only framed out to this point, and featuring an unexpected bay, it kind of sticks out from its surroundings.
This home was purchased by developers in February for $155K, a sale that was made possible when the DA’s office seized the property a couple of years ago for unknown criminal activities. Anyone have any more info on what kinds of activities led to this?
Hopefully, when finished, the addition will fit in a little better with its surroundings than it does now. And one more thing to keep in mind: We won’t be seeing many like this in the future. If we understand the new Zoning Code correctly, third story additions on mostly two story blocks will have to be set back, as of this summer. A good thing? A bad thing? We shall see.