By JOHN T. WARD
Plans to remodel a fire-damaged home in Red Bank’s historic district are slated for review by the Historic Preservation Commission Wednesday night.
The May 27, 2018 blaze caused heavy fire and water damage to the house, at 87 Washington Street, leaving it uninhabitable.
Siblings Mildred Johnson and Owen Duncan, lifelong residents of the house, escaped after the second floor caught fire, they told fire officials. A nephew rescued their dog from the blaze.
Since then, the property, with just 27 feet of frontage, has had three different owners. It’s now owned by JN Ventures LLC, which paid $159,000 for it in July, according to Monmouth County records.
The rebuilding plan calls for a second-story addition to a one-story portion at the rear of the house. Another addition would create a cantilevered section of the second floor extending two feet over the driveway, according to plans.
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