ANC Report (cont.): Calvin and Jane Cafritz Protest Mark Ein’s House Designs
Washington Kastles owner and Venturehouse Group CEO Mark Ein has plans for additions to his property at 2920 R St., NW, and presented them at the 2E Advisory Neighborhood Commission for Georgetown and Burleith on June 30. Ein’s house is known as the Beall-Washington House, which he bought in 2001 from the estate of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. Ein’s concepts include an addition to the east and two garages outside the front of house near the front lawn. His plans met with an immediate protest from next door neighbors Calvin and Jane Cafritz -- and at the ANC meeting and later from the Old Georgetown Board, which has a major say on any changes to exterior property seen from the street. “We are bewildered why the architect chose to put all of the density on this location [near the Cafritz house] instead of taking advantage of a property size that’s twice ours,” Jane Cafritz told the commissioners. OGB opposes the plan for front lawn garages and told Ein to redesign the side addition to the house.