1545 Madrona Avenue, St. Helena

After the preparation of an HRE for this ca. 1930 cottage, the owners hired Alice to assess the consistency of their proposed project with the “Secretary’s Standards.” Alice’s prior HRE determined that the cottage was locally historic an  intact example of a vernacular California bungalow. The owners proposed to restore the front windows, build a small addition at the rear and reposition the back door. Applying the “Secretary’s Standards” to the project, Alice determined that the proposed project would not diminish the historic character of the resource.