The University Heights Historic District has the benefit of being designated under both the local Landmarks Ordinance and the federal National Register program. That means that owners of contributing properties in University Heights can use the state historic tax credit program for homeowners, and must also comply with design standards in the Landmarks Ordinance.
The owners of 1811 Kendall Ave. chose not use the state tax credit program, But they were still required to comply with Madison’s Landmarks Ordinance.
They needed to replace some deteriorated and hail-damaged wood siding, the whole rain gutter system, the asphalt shingle roof with wood shingles, and also wanted to restore windows to two boarded-up openings.
Archetype worked with the owners and their contractor, Artisan Remodeling, to choose materials and design the work so that everything met the design standards for the local historic district. We presented the project to city staff and the Landmarks Commission to quickly secure proper approvals to get the work done.