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Holy Assumption Monastery is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Monastery, please mail a check to the address above and add to the Check memo: "General Donation".

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About: St. Nicholas House Building Project
May 2022 $50k Challenge - $50,000.00
04/30/2022 - 06/01/2022

Can we raise $300,000 towards the New St. Nicholas House in 2022? God willing, we can! Generous friends have already pledged $50,000 as a matching-donation challenge for the month of May. Every dollar raised this month, up to $50,000 will be doubled!

$50,165.39 raised of $50,000.00
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Recent Donations
$100.0006/01/2022 @ 6:34pm
$1,000.0005/31/2022 @ 7:24pm
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$58.0505/31/2022 @ 3:13pm
$48.3205/31/2022 @ 1:57pm
Cost & Planning Details

The 2 story building will be 2720 square feet.

Our cost estimate of $1 million is based on $300-$350 per square foot.  

($300 x 2720 = $816,000 ; $350 x 2720 = $952,000) .  This website shows some details of calculating building costs, and a "standard" home in California is tagged at $250/sq. ft.

Factors that raise our cost per square foot above the California average:

  • The building will be elevated due to proximity to the Napa River.
  • It will have a fire sprinkler system (mandatory).
  • It will have a small elevator (for handicap access to 2nd floor + transportation of groceries/kitchen supplies).
  • It will include two wheelchair ramps.
  • Windows and doors will be energy efficient and durable, rather than "cheapest available" (higher upfront cost, but long-term savings).
  • Exterior finishing matching Main House will be mixture of hardwood & shingles--more expensive than low-cost siding, but important for harmonizing the existing and new buildings.
  • Material and labor costs in the Bay Area have increased dramatically in the past two years because of ongoing rebuilding in the aftermath of local fires. We should expect cost/sq. ft. to be higher here than the general California average.

Local general contractor Paul Coates, a generous friend of our monastery, assisted by Thomas Stimpert, architect, have given of their time and skill over the last year to develop the plans for this building, and are committed to minimizing costs without sacrificing quality throughout the building process.

Mailing Address
Holy Assumption Monastery
1519 Washington Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
Email and Phone
(707) 942-4658 answering machine (Phone)
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Our Goal
May 2022 $50k Challenge - $50,000.00
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1519 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515

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