Why I think design guidelines and historic preservation protections are important
Because so much of the time, when people operate without guidelines, they do boneheaded things...
On the 300 block of Quackenbos St. NW, a one story bungalow, pretty simple, is being expanded by building a room onto the front of the house.
The house next door is similar to what the changing house used to looked like before.
This is what's happening to the house.
While I understand why people want to change, expand, and modify their houses, what they do and how they do it impacts the quality of life and property values of other residents, albeit to variable effect, depending on the proximity to the buildings that change.