The garage door facing First Street was the subject of much discussion during the Historic Preservation Commission's review of the Galvan Partners' latest construction project. Some members of the community felt the garage should access the alley, as garages in Hudson traditionally do, but Galvan Partners, although having an alternative plan, were adamant about leaving the garage door at the front of the building, believing that it would improve the house's marketability. In the end, the HPC approved the project as proposed with the stipulation that the garage door used be "historic in appearance."
This morning a reader who follows Gossips while in Asia told us about an innovation garage door she saw in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, which had been introduced into the facade of a Victorian townhouse. There's a video here that shows how the disappearing garage door works.
|Garage door closed|
|Garage door open|