Rivage Atlantique owners' home
ARB approves 1,445-square-foot addition
One of Old Worthington's most visible houses will get a 1,445-square-foot addition and a new three-car garage.
The Architectural Review Board (ARB) approved the expansion of the house at 135 W. Clearview Ave. during its June 28 meeting.
The house is on the corner of West Clearview and Evening Street. The west side of the house is across from Evening Street Elementary School.
Brett Holland, co-owner of Rivage Atlantique restaurant in downtown Worthington, and his wife, Kay, purchased the house this spring with plans to expand it to make it more livable.
In addition to the garage, a great room and a first-floor master suite will be added.
The addition to the house will step in 2 feet from the current house and extend along Evening Street, with a second 2-foot step-in 26 feet from the first. The total length of the addition will be about 52 feet.
The hedge along Evening Street will remain.
The addition will be one story, with a cross-gabled roof and a dormer and bay window on the west elevation.
The house will be gray with white trim. Exterior materials will be lap siding and polymer shake siding.
The three-car, side-loading garage will replace the one-car, front-loading garage on the east side of the house. The driveway will be realigned and a patio added behind the garage.
Two neighbors objected to the plans.
Scott Caine, who lives next door at 123 W. Clearview, said the house would look like two very large houses. He also objected to the loss of two large trees and to the amount of concrete on the driveway, which will be next to his house.
"It feels like an awful lot of the side yard has been paved over," he told the board.
John Wheatley, 702 Evening St., said the enlarged house would dwarf the one next door.
"The west elevation looks like something that came out of Muirfield in the 1980s," he said.
ARB member Chris Hermann said he also struggled with the mass of the addition, but he joined the other five board members in approving the plans.
Board member Kathy Holcombe said she liked everything about the plans.
"I think it's a great addition to that corner," she said.