The Sherry House

St. Helena, CA
Marie Oliver
Paul Kelley Architect
Frank Borges Jr. General Contracting
Services/Project Type

Originally comprised of a distillery built by pioneering sherry-maker John Ramos with a subsequent saloon-building addition complete with an upstairs brothel, the project consisted of the seismic strengthening and historic renovation of two adjoining historic buildings. Building 1, the Depot Saloon, is a 1,800-sf, two-story building with brick walls the first level and wood walls at the second level. Building 2, The Sherry House, is a 2,700-sf, two-story building with full height stone walls. The completed project was successfully nominated to the National Register of Historic Places and garnered several awards.


Awards & Recognition

  • Award of Merit, Historic Preservation, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, 2011
  • Award of Merit, Napa County Landmarks, 2009
  • NARI Historic Preservation Commercial Award, 2010
  • St. Helena Beautification Foundation Valentine Award, 2010