The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on May 29, 1926 · 11
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 11

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Saturday, May 29, 1926
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THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER: SATURDAY. MAY 29. 1926 11 ZAYANTE HAILED AS IDEAL SPOT FOR MOUNTAIN HOME CLIMATE AND BEAUTY DRAW MANYBUYERS Santa Cruz Subdivision Takes Name From Creek That Traverses Length of Property "Man ever hearken to the call of the great open spaces and it la decidedly pronounced at this season of the year In this day andi age of life artificial," says C. H. Holt, of the firm of Leonard iand Holt "Out where nature is ever In Its (rrandest, where the primitive offers a new world for diversion and 'the instincts of the human find satisfaction In the wlldness of hills, trees and streams such is the de-lre of the nerve-weary. "It Is Zayante, tip in the Santa Cruz mountains, where are cabin sites under the towering trees and close to mountain streams, which beckons today. "Removed sufficiently from the hum of business life, Just off the beaten path of traffic, yet within a few hours of the city by motor or train, Zayante appeals thoroughly. Climatically, Zayante Is likewise Ideal. Free from the ocean fotrs, yet protected from the extreme warmth of the summer sun, the location has been well selected for cabin sites. Leonard & Holt first selected the tract for the construction of their own summer residences. The location proved so enticing that they were persuaded to open the acreage for others. A surveying crew was put on the land and roads constructed so that every piece of property will be accessible by vehicle. ' Zayante It named after the beautiful mountain creek which traverses the property. Lonff before white settlers invaded the mountains, tribes of Indians who tenanted the coast line each winter moved back from the., ocean to Zayante, where even the climate grave them protection from the elements and the Zayante grave opportunities for fish. But Zayante, apart from its appeal of nature, has other features. It Is but 11 miles by highway from the beaches of Santa Cruz, where those who desire msiy participate In the gaiety of carnival, as well as lioatins and swimming in the waters of Monterey bay. Served by railroad and motor, Eayante is less than three hours from the heart of San Franciscn, yet It possesses that exclusiveness which brings a charm to those seeking rest and recreation amid nature's surrounding. Zayante Is now open. Today It la the mecca of thousands. Choice locations are yet , available and many are purchasing not alone from the viewpoint of possessing a cabin, but also from an investment, due to the increasing volue of this Character of real estate. Zayante is a natural park, which Includes the choicest portion of the famous estate of Henry L. .Mtddleton, one time lumber king of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Smith Reserve in Piedmont Hills Selling Rapidly A rapid' sale is predicted for Smith Reserve, the new Oakland subdivision of the Realty Syndicate Company, in the Piedmont hills, following the opening sale there Sunday, which according to the officials of the company exceeded the first week's transactions In Mont-clair Highlands by a considerable margin. This is regarded as an indication that the steady demand that has practically closed out Montclair Highlands and Montclalr Extension in less than a year will hold equally strong In Smith Reserve. The fact that Smith Reserve Is only twenty minutes by automobile from the Oakland City Hall is another advantage which is said to appeal greatly to home seekers and investors. It is also but a few minutes from Montclair business center and electric trains to San Francisco follow its western boundary. Visitors .to Smith Reserve during opening week were unfailingly Impressed with the unusual beauty of the plnce and the remarkable marina panorama afforded by every vantage point, according to officials of the company. Smith Reserve is said to have been originally selected for these reasons for the location of an elaborate private estate for F. M. "Borax" Smith, at the time -that famous millionaire owned a large part of the finest residential property of the East Bay. A. recreation reenter for Smith Reserve is panned around Smith Lake near the Roy Scout camp. This is a body of fresh water Impounded by a large dam and said to bo of Just the right size to accomodate the exclusive crowd of the community. "Smith Reserve Is the next logical place to- interest people who are in search of exclusive borne communities." states C. P. Murdock, vice- president and general manager of the Realty Syndicate Company. "It is a continuation of the line which the finest residential communities have followed since early days in Oakland. This development began at Seventh street near the bay and then worked back to what is now the downtown district and then out around the lake and FMedmont and up into Montclair. Now Smith Reserve, adjoining Montclair, has stopped into the limelight, turning a new page In lts romantic history. Parkside Realtors Form Organization At a meeting of Parkside-realtors last Wednesday evening the Parkside District Real Kstate Association was formed, with the purpose in mind of working mutually for the benefit of the district as well as the increase of good fel-loyship among the dealers. On Wednesday evening, June 9, a permanent ' orgfianization will be formed, and pending that time a temporary committee is drawing up committee is composed of H. C. Billings (chairman), B. E. Harmer (secretary), A. Berwich, W. J. Woolsey and C. Small. F. A. Hill Plant Home. Slocomb & Tuttle, Oakland, have completed plans and awarded a contract to Dowsett-Ruhl Company land, for the construction of a three-story frame thirty-six room apartment buildlrrg to cost $S2,000. It is to be erected for b. A. Hill at 655 Wesley avenue, Oakland. BERT1TIS IN PUBLIC EYE San Franciscans are watching the development of Mlraloma Park, Meyer Bros, new residential center west of Twin Peaks, with a great deal of Interest and read everything printed concerning activities and future plans. At least this is the opinion of Meyer Bros., who have been receiving letters daily and many Inquiries from visitors to the tract, asking when the next issue of "Mlraloma Park Good Home News" was to be printed in the newspapers. Prior to the completion of any of the homes in the new development, Meyer Bros, conceived the idea of using regular advertising space as a miniature newspaper, in which all of the activities centering around the new project could be detailed, week by week. The plan was adopted and the "publication" was called "The Good Home News." WIDE INTEREST. During the seven weeks "Good Home News" was published many requests were received for reprints of the articles appearing In it, especially those written under the title "Eliminating Drones in Building," which was an outline of Meyer Bros, methods and a descrlp-tion of the various savings they have effected in buying the building. As a result of these requests, a folder, embodying the- seven articles, was recently published and is proving very popular with prospective home buyers. This week the firm decided to begin publication again of the "Good Home News" and to make it a policy to publish . the miniature newspaper at occasional intervals throughout the vear. DEVELOPMENT IS NEWS. In making the announcement of the firm's plans, one official said yesterday: "We feel that anything pertaining to the building and selling of fine homes meets the re- j quisite for real, 'news,' for my understanding of news is that it is something that people are interested in. There are thousands of men and women in San Francisco who consider buying a home now or in the future, who find Interest In anything published" concerning new developments and new home tracts. We have never felt It necessary to use the so-called 'high pressure' methods either in our advertising or In our selling. VILLMniE ON EIII An exhibition house, In French architectural style, completely furnished, will be the feature of the holiday week-end in Normandy Garden, Oakland. The charming five-room French cottage has been christened Villa Arcadie, and the furnishings installed by the John Breuner Company of Oakland are appropriate to the house and the property itBelf. A large studio living room opening into a dinette by means of an iron grille gate Is an unuiual feature of this model home. In addition to Villa Arcadie, there are number of unfurnished, but completed huses In French, English and Norman types, also open to holiday visitors. Picardy Drive, on which Villa Arcadie is situated, is now a street on which there are twenty finished Hillen homes, and six unfinished. Eight of these "modest mansions" begun early this year are already occupied by enthusiastic purchasers. In speaking of the progress In Normandy Garden. R. C. Hillen, builder, said: "When the street work, now nearlng completion, Is finished, the total cost of land and improvements In Normandy Garden will have reached 1350,000. This, with the building permits for seventy-four houses and garages, taken out Inst December, and' amounting to more than 1500.000, makes Normandy Garden one of the most extensive building projects in the Bay nrglon for 1926. With individual five and six room homes selling for K.250 to $10,000, Normandy Garden becomes a pmctical home place for the family of moderate Income, yet possessing all the community attractiveness of larger homes." The Mills College eectlon. In which Normandy Garden Is situated.- Is said to have climatic advantages superior to other portions of the Bast Ray reelon. The "mild belt" is considered free of fogs to an unusual degree, and to more nearly resemble the peninsula climate than regions clo; 'i to the bay. Grammar and hit; li school advantages are convenient for N'ormandv Garden residents. Sutter St Site Brings $45,000; To Be Improved Purchase through Allen & Company of a site on the north line of Sutter street, near Octavla, for $ 13,000 on which will be erected two modern apartment houses costing $125,000, was announced yesterday by President O. A. Brown of the California Real Estate and Finance Corporation. Axel Johnson was the seller of the property. This item in Brown's program of city wide construction was announced coincidently with the tlrm's removal from the De Young Building to lurger offices In the HiVhart Building. The property purchased by Brown has 94 feet frontage on Sutter, 120 feet west of Octavia, by a depth of 137 feet 6 inches. The two structures to be erected will be four stories in height, with brick veneer fronts, and will contain a total of approximately 125 rooms. Work will commence as soon as the carpenters' strike Is settlexl, Brown said. "The great increase In our building operations necessitated removal to more commodious quarters," ho stated. "Since commencing operations last September, we have already completed and sold two big apartment houres with a valuation of close to half a million dollars. Five other structures in the Richmond district, at Geary street and Thirty-eighth avenue, and two more on Taylor street, near Jackson, are now being completed. As soon as possible, we will start work on the Sutter street site and on n building to be erected on Thirty-fourth avenue, near Clement street." 11 Miss Shaffer Is Realty Delegate Among San Francisco's delegates to the National Convention of Real Estate Boards, leaving next week for Tulsa, is Miss G. A. Shaffer, who was unanimously chosen to deliver the competitive speech for San Francisco. Miss Shaffer will give special attention to the Co-oiwratlve apartment sectlcn at the convention. HOME FOR SALE! Beautiful 5 room residence, all latest fixtures, hardwood floors throughout, recess bath, pedestal basin, tile floors and sink, flock wall paper, 5 rooms and breakfast room, all sunny, plate glass mirrors in doors and many other extras. Building just completed. One block from car line. See this home before buying. ' Tak IH St. ear '. IS ar t U Cillfnitn Av.t walk ne btork Mrt. Owner an premise biimtar ana Monday. LINDGREN BROS., Builders 64 RnmotM St. Then Market Mlt "Villa tArcadie" ES ARE FINISHED The Ray City Investment Corporation announces the completion of the last unit of their live-room corner and key-lot bungalows on Avalon avenue, near Mission street. The homes were constructed tor tnem by I. M. Sommer Ac Co., and represent the very latest type of modest homes for families. The location for these flve-room bungalows, according to officials, of the company, was selected because of its proximity to the Mission street carllne which gives excellent service at this point, and twenty minutes from Fourth and Market streets. These homes face Avalon avenue, i and it is not necessary far children j going to school, church, district theaters, or shopping for their j parents, to cross street car tracks or streets where tratllc Is heavy or dangerous. This lecture, alone, has been responsible tor selling almost two solid blocks of these homes to people with children. While the homes are rather low priced, quantity production has made it possible to build into them the very latest features, Including automntlc hot water systems, and a complete five-room heating plr.nt. The last unit of these homes consists of a series of key and corner lots which have been offered the public on a basis of a small down payment, and the balance, "like rent." S. F. Man Enters Low Bid. I F. R. Siegrist submitted low bid at $26,577 for the construction of a one-story reinforced concrete industrial building in K-Tenth street, Oakland, for Black & Pecker Man- S. P. Builds Warehouse. The K. E. Parker Company have awarded a contract to the Judson Manufacturing Company for the structural steel in connection with the construction of a one-story ufacturlng Company. Flans for the frame and steel warehouse and dock building were prepared by W. H. j fr the Southern Pacific Company Weeks. I at Beach and Leavenworth streets. Where a Cabin Small by a Water Fall Beckons One and All The cream of California' mountain playgrounds. On the banks of the big Zayante the Santa Cruz's finest fishing stream. Ten miles from Santa Cruz Beaches. In improvements, location, inhabitants and everything that makes for desirability Zayante Lakes Leads. Where the trees are greener the stream larger the lure of life greater. Free from the turmoil of city strife, away from the bustle of artificial surrounding. BACK to Nature in all her enticing beauty and charm. That's ZAYANTE Picturesque in its wilderness; just off the beaten path of traffic, though close to h?bite.tbn. ZAYANTE leads them all. ROADS-WATER Now Being Installed for Every Lot (Guaranteed) Get in on the. ground floor of this cabin site location. View this tract personally and be convinced. FISHING, HUNTING, HIKING, and all other outdoor form of recreation. YOU OWE THIS TO YOURSELF and Your Family. For joyous, healthy children for long, lazy, happy summer days for the call of all outdoors come to ZAYANTE You Get Much More, But You' Pay Less For Once Low Prices Mean Quality LEONARD & HOLT 220 Kearny St. Phone SuHer 150 LEONARD 4- HOLT. 220 KEARNT STREET. GENTLEMEN: PLEASE SEND HE DESCRIPTIVE LETTER AND PRICE LIST OF ZAYANTE LAKES. NAME ADDRESS. French Exhibition House Tatv Open in Tsorniandy (garden -OMPiJrrELr TvaNTSHKD in artistic harmony with the vV picturesque French architecture of the exterior, this charming French cottage pictured above, built by Hillen, in Normandy Garden, is open for public inspection over the holiday week-end. Drive oat, or make use of the convenient street car service, and see for yourself the manifold advantatts and attract urns of Normandy Garden homes in general, and this exhibition home in particular. Observe for yourself how many unusual features are'induded in this artistically beautiful and very livable home, which may be bought for the remarkably moderate price of $7500 Terms $750 Down Balance $60 a month Villa Arcadit whose exquisitely tasteful furnishings and fittings were supplied by the John Breuner Company of Oakland, in firush and convenience equipment, is typical of every house in Normandy Garden. Between the spacious 141x26 fcwtstudio-living room and the attractive' dinette" or miniature dining room, an iron grille gate marks the entrance to the smaller room, on a step higher level. Artistically paneled polychrome walls lend mellow charm to these rooms. An atmosphere of restfulness is expressed in the airy sleeping rooms, the kitchen represents the last word in modem domestic convenience and daintiness. A lawn and garden are already begun; a buried sprinkler system provides an easy way of caring for the garden, and interesting garden decorations arc in place. See this exhibition home today buy it, if you please. Or choose one of the homes under construction and have it completed to order. Or, if you prefer, select from color sketches and floor plans, and have your dream home built to your idea, "from the ground np." R' C ' HILLEN Builder Administration Building on the Property Picardy Drive, off Seminary Ave., Oakland To Reach NormanJy Garden BY AUTOMOBILE: DriTtont Foothill Boulevard to Seminary Art-Due then. north three blocks on Seminary to Normandy Garden. FROM SAN FRANCISCO. Take S P. Ferry, then Melrose train to Seminary station. Walk north foot blocks on Seminary Avenue to Picardy Drive. FROM DOM'S TOWN OAKLAND: Take car No. 8 toemiosry Avenue. Transfer to Seminary Are. bus, which will take yoa direct to property. - -- JS kr LOtS on Clear LaRs LANG REALTY Co. V 39 Sutter SL.Garf.4900 i 1 i ht In iv ? t f lift H f J n ; 1 1 f .... VOJl- Home and Income Apartments are Logical places for many people to live young -working couples, business man and wife ho want a home rather than a hotel will find Hansen's unique apartment homes pretty, compact, sunny and perfect. Kine enamel or gum finishes, latest house and water heaters, garden, parage, good transportation all these are to be found here. To pee them la to want one. ( A LIFE INCOME AND HOME Is possible since there are only two apartments to a houst. Live In one and rent the other. The rental will pay for the house, then you have an Income for life. Most liberal terms given, in fact buyers of good character may move right in 1 and atart making monthly payments. Hansen the builder designs and erects apartment homes, not apartment houses, and furnishes them for you. DON'T WAIT! ACT! See Home at 1521-1541, etc., PACHECO ST. and 2026 20th Ave. Sonthwrater ("ornfr Farkrre trrt and ltk Ktair. Car IT (Market atrrrt) to I'arkrco nd SOtk are., V kiewk k TEL. SUNSET 3430 OR 9650 FUNCTION OF GOOD HOME NEWS TOLD MIRALOMA PARK Good Home News a Vol. I, No. 8 Publuhed at Miralomi Park Mav 29, 19:6 NEW HOMES OFFER CHARMING VIEW Carry Out the Desire of Builders in Detail "Dfjign a group of honwa that will take full advantage of the wonderful view of the fine residence district! below ua, clear out to the Pacific." ' Such were the ordert given to Myw Bros, archiiecti when plana were being nvulc for new group of bungalot on Miraluma Drive, one of the particularly choice locations in Miraloma Park. Now tlteae homes are nearing completion tome of them already have been fold and are being finished according (o (lie individual tjsie of their new owner and every visitor has remarked how well the architects have carried out their instructions. For instance, some of the homes have a room upstairs with French windows out of which one can walk on the roof, on every siJe. One home has a Spanish balcony with French windows leading to a sun deck in the rear. This particular group of home is arOing at 19"" 00, except foe one charming ax-room comer dwelling, for which J10.25C will be asked "Gold" Was Found in Miraloma, But Not the Kind the Newspaper Meant How to Get Here For the benefit cf these who will wlnt to visit Miraloma Park, the Good Home News publishes the map appearing herein, along with the following directions: By auto: Drive out Market Street, over Market Street extension lo Portola Way. Follow orange arrows direct to Miraloma Park. By street car: Take Municipal "1C" or "L" street car on Market Street through to west portal cf tunnel. Walk left (ea) on L'Hoa Street three blocks to Kensington Way and njht half block to Miraloma Taik. "Gold Four.d on Mt. Davidson." A htading something like that appeared over i story printed in or.e Sin Francisco newspaper since the last issue of Miraloma Park Good Home News went to prua. Meyer Bros, were drlujej hy telephone calls from every other newspaper in San Francisco akinR tV-ra statement concerning the amount ot the precious mineral supposed to have beers uncovered by one ol their work men. To all inquiries the reply wa; made that no report ol the alleged find had come in. But. as ore cfi cul cf the firm remarked, "fruld" actually had been found in M.ra-loma Park by a: least a score oi people. It was found by every home-buyer who came here and purchased one cf Mever Bros ' new homes, for by so doirc at least a thcuand dollars was saved on the purchase price MllRALOMA fAtI 1 j TWM J fci ei C H r Good Home News Tells Story of Better Homes Br the Editor About ever so often the editors, of our "ec-rcpetitiVe" newspapers tell their readers in bold type just what the function of theit particular journal happens to St at that particular time. Maybe it's to solve the latest diamond theft or to cfr a panacea which '.l end, the editors say, was for all time. Perhaps it's to elect a ctrtam Congressman, or to defeat another. 'hi;evtr it is, the function of a!; r.ewspapers seems to be to so'v it. The Miraloma Firk Good Home N'cv. a!s.i has a mission, for it warts to be like its sjster lournals i to older ot public sentiment. chronicler ot news of public importance. Its mission is and alwavs w-JI be. whether the nett FreaJent is Republican or a Democrat, to spread the news concerning good hemes, concerning Mira'on-a Fa-k's good! homes and the Jee!oprcent of Miraloma Fa-k :n general. The subscribers of thxs newspaper in whose advertising columns this Good Home News arpeirv are our subsnroers. It ss up to us to mie our new-sparer worthy of reading. corto;rg the thing thee are interested tn ird espect tc tnd .n such a publication as this. It wvulj seen that these who read the real estate eclunni are interested m the rews of new residential centers and of the building act-vrtv gomj; on in thera. Otherwise they wovld si:P ever this particular section and and their interest elsewhe'e Logca!;. if people ire at tH interested m owning home they wiH be tr.tcresred tn knowing everything thee can 6r.u out cor.cerru.-.g those homes, the locator, the rvpe of con strict' on and design, the char acter of the improvements and, yes, the cot. I"l the Mira'oTt P"k Good Home N which will be published from twie to crae. it i the purpose, ct Meyer Bros., the publishers, to ;rve n t that tfitonna-tion. Evcrv alters ps will be Bade to nut these tctereiCiag. v

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