new ideas in Haddon Hill

ouroakland Member Photo

Clipped by ouroakland

new ideas in Haddon Hill - EMBODY NEW IDEAS L' Villa Sites Feature of...
EMBODY NEW IDEAS L' Villa Sites Feature of Fashionable Fashionable Lake Merritt - Tract. AO An innovation In the laving out of fin residence properties Is embodied In the new home park, Haddon Hill, being placed on sale this week by Wlckham Havens Incorporated and the Newell-Murdooh Newell-Murdooh Newell-Murdooh Company. Haddon Hill, occupying a knoll on the east shore of Lake Merritt, over looking lake, city, parks and bay. haa been -divided -divided Into villa sites, most of which are of greater frontage than depth, some having a frontage of 86 feet and a depth of 76 feet others a frontage of 90 and 9$ feet and a depth of 80 or 86 feet. This is in accord with the new theory of the proper arrangement arrangement of home parks. It is the idea of Mark Daniels, the landscape engineer, that the narrow, deep lot was the outcome of the necessity for a place In which to locate barn and stables, but with the advent of the motor vehicle the necessity of this area has been eliminated and the lot of wide frontage and comparatively shallow depth gives many new and delightful possibilities in the arrange ment of the bouse and irardens. The new plan eliminates the usually unsightly back yard and gives for the same money a frontage that permits the erection of a spacious domicile, not crowded close -to -to the adjoining residences, residences, but with liberal areas of lawn on all sides. A series of letters sent out bv Wlck ham Havens Incorporated to ascertain the sentiment of the people of taste and culture as to this Innovation has discovered almost a universal verdict in its favor. Mr. Daniels has pointed out that a street bordered on every side by such property with houses artistically ar ranged would be a very pleasing thing to jook upon and would develop for the owners fronting upon It values considerably in excess of the values of narrow apd deep lots, r. Natural attractiveness of this de lightfully situated property, the die tlngulshed sculptural works being made for It by Arthur Putnam and the new"plan of development will com bine. It Is believed, to create a fashionable fashionable home residence district absolutely absolutely In a class by Itself. Minimum building restrictions in Haddon Hill have been placed at $5000.

Clipped from
  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 22 Sep 1912, Sun,
  3. Page 38

ouroakland Member Photo
  • new ideas in Haddon Hill

    ouroakland – 05 Nov 2017

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in