Historic Zoning Commission

Old North Knoxville H: Level II


Staff Recommendation for Exterior rehabilitation; new deck

Staff recommends approval of the work as completed and proposed, providing for any additional rear elevation transparency or details recommended by the Commission.

Applicant Request

Deck; Doors; Windows

Window enclosure: after-the-fact review of rear elevation window enclosure. Seven windows on shed-roof addition on rear were removed and enclosed with wood lap siding to match the remainder of the house.

Rear elevation work: applicant proposes to install wood, multi-light double door on rear elevation, upper level (where bank of windows were enclosed). Overall door opening is 67' by 82', with paired doors, each featuring four lights over a single horizontal panel. Doors to be set 1' from the leftmost side of the deck.

Deck: new wood deck, measuring 12' deep by 16' wide, projecting from rear elevation of house. Deck to be set on 8' tall posts with a square wood picket railing to meet specifications provided, with square balusters set into top and bottom rails.

The application was postponed by the HZC at the July 2022 meeting to allow the applicant to provide scaled and dimensioned drawings of all work to be completed on the rear elevation.

Site Info

Queen Anne cottage, c.1903

One-story, wood frame house with a hipped roof with projecting front-gable massing on the left side of the façade, clad in wood lap siding. Decorative shingles and fascia board on front gable. Triangular dormer on the roof slope. Flat roof porch.

1. 214 E. Scott Ave is a contributing resource to the Old North Knoxville NRHP district and the local overlay.

2. Enclosing windows on any elevation in a historic overlay requires a COA and typically does not meet design guidelines. Projects that involve shifting non-original windows or replacing non-original windows with doors on rear elevations with doors are frequently proposed to the HZC.

3. The rear section where windows were enclosed is a non-original rear shed-roof addition; most likely a porch which was enclosed. The windows were four adjoining six-light windows of unknown material, followed by three adjoining single-light windows of unknown material.

4. Replacing non-historic windows with wood, multi-light double doors can be appropriate on a rear elevation not visible from the primary street. The Commission may choose to discuss any additional transparency needed on the right side of the rear elevation (also enclosed with siding). The Commission requested a scaled and dimensioned drawing of the rear elevation to be submitted to the Commission at the August 2022 HZC meeting.

5. A rear wood deck with balusters set into the top and bottom rails meets the design guidelines.


Marlow Payant

Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
214 E. Scott Ave. 37917

Marlow Payant