Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 21, 1928 · Page 52
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 52

Oakland, California
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Sunday, October 21, 1928
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aklan Hbum DEVELOPMENT SECTION VOL. CIX OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1928 NO. 113 TRIBUNE-SCHLESINGER HOME SHOWS RAPID PROGRESS - - ate WOOD HOMES Home building in St. James Wood is proceeding apace. As fast as one beautiful new home is completed another is begun. The latest residence to bo completed is that of M. C. Chapman Jr. This most attractive home of a rather unusual Mediterranean type is situated on Cambrian avenue near St. James drive. It was designed by William Edward Schernier and built by Thomn.s Furlong. This marks the completion at the second house in St. James Wood designed by Schir-mer. Another house from his drawing board will be started on lot 198 in St. James very soon, according to Robert B. Mitchell, sales manager of L'Hommedieu Du-nann. Inc., who says: "The architectural excellence of homes that are being built in St. James Wood is a matter of common comment by the thousands of visitors who drive through the tract. These homes are all evidence of the care that is being taken by the developers of St. James Wood to make it the finest residence district of Northern California. "Such homes as these are not only an object of admiration, they are an inspiration to build homes of like character. Many people who visit these splendid structures while they are being built make the determination to buHci a beautiful homo themselves. "When one has decided to build a line home whether now or in a year or two from now ho can well afford to give careful advance thought Id the site on which he shall build. And he ought to con-aider the site as it; will appear a few years hence w'hen his house is completed and he has lived in it for a time. He should buy in anticipation of what his site will be then rather than what it appears to be today. "In St. James Wood it is easy to ee just what sort of district will exist two, five, ten or even twenty years hence. The remarkably fine Improvements made by the subdivides of the property in landscaping, underground wiring, carefully curved streets, special design sidewalks and other features guarantee thi) permanent beauty of the tract itself, and the excellent homes Tribune-Schlesinger Home Nearing Completion This beautiful residence, in Mediterranean style of architecture, i designed by Frederick H. Reimers, is now on the eve of completion I in Claremont Pines, the exclosive home area developed by the York I Company Inc. The home will be furnished and decorated through-1 out by B. F. Schlesinger and Sons, and a committee of expert decorators is at work on the general scheme. The public in invited to visit the home during the various stages of construction as well as after completion. C. Dudley De Velbiss, Construction, are the builders. BEAUTIFUL ST. JAMES HOME LOANS Repayable in convenient monthly installments INCLUDING BOTH PRINCIPAL ' AND INTEREST Quick appraisals 'Prompt closing Berkeley Guarantee Building O Loan Assn. 104) SMATTUCK AVBNUB UIIIIR TELEPHONE BERKELEY 0300 NOTED ACTRESS SMITH RESEH TRACT Acclaiming Smith Resarva the kmosl beautiful home-park that she had seen In (lie lvistbay. Mien fJraee Valentine, leading woman of Iho Fulton theater here, who visited the Scenic Realty Syndicate company tract this week, said: "I can imagine no more delightful place to live in your entire Kast-bay." Miss Valentine Mas escorted through the home-reserve by A. Cl. Bowers, assistant sales manager for Smith Reserve, who explained the Really Syndicate company's touring service installed for ICastbny motorists and showed her the many panoramas of the bay and CSolclen Gate that are features of Smith Reserve lots. Later she visited one of the new Spanish type homes under construction in the reserve. In leaving. Miss Valentine said: "If I were a permanent resident of the Eastbay I would certainly wish to make my home in this beautiful park." Admiring Smith Reserve Above, Grace Valentine, leading woman at the Fulton theater this week, learned of the Realty Syndicate Touring Service to motorist from A. C. Bowers, assistant sales manager, and Verne jfvreidt, when she visited Smith Reserve this week. Below, A. C. Bowers, assistant sales manager for Smith Reserve, shows Grace Valentine the view of the Eastbay from one of the new homes in Smith Reserve. now completed are a sarhple of the homes to follow. "Property values in St. James Wood are now comparatively low. One can buy a site directly from the company at a long pricje and on easy terms.1 By spring practically all of the company's property will have been sold, and it will then be possible to buy only from another" purchaser at considerable advances in price. Already many sites have changed hands a second time at handsome profits to the original investors. "People who are contemplating the purchase of a home are Invited to inspect the sites for sale in the property and to make use of the willing service of L'Hommedieu & Dunann, Inc., in the selection of a site that will be satisfactory. Architects' sketches are submitted without. cost or obligation to the prospective purchaser, so that one may select a site with a full knowledge of its possibilities. The forte of this company is to assist every home owner in St. James Wood to make the most beautiful and enjoyable use of his property that, a harmonious and delightful community may he developed." Visitors Inspect Sunset Mausoleum The woik of the. marble setters in Sunset mausoleum attracts the interest of the many visitors to this beautiful memorial in Sunset View Memorial park, Berkeley hills. It has been necessary to let the reinforced, massive concrete walls thoroughly dry out, but now the Imported marble is being put in place. The floors throughout the build ing have been set in genuine Roman Travertine, and these also have de signs of four ditferent kinds 01 ImnnrtpH mnrhlp. Several of the sections have been finished. Fred A. Purner, general man ager of Sunset Mausoleum associa tion, has left for Los Angeles to attend the State Memorial associa tion meeting. Tribune - Schlesinger Claremont Pines Home Is Nearing Completion MR. HOME OWNER DO YOU KNOW, we can refinance your home with a 6 loan payable only ski. on monthly on each $1000 borrowed? This Includes the interest and part of flue principal. Having NO DUE DATE this loan can run until paid. (i The Disappearing Mortgage" TAJANS. both FLAT or INSTALLMENTS at ". PROMPT SERVICE NO LIFE INSURANCE REQUIRED TELEPHONE BERK. 1338, giving description of youf property. Wo will gladly make Inspection at once. F. E. Forbes Company w 505 American Trust BIdg., Berkeley Loan Correspondents Northern Life Insurance Company vwespi'caa puoiic interest is evinced hv-The TRIBUNF-Schles-ioger home which is now nearing completion in Claremont Pines, the magnificent and exclusive new home area on Broadway Terrace, formerly known as the Bowles estate. C. Dudley De Velbiss, Construction, builders of the home, expect to have the palatial residence ready for opening on December 1. A committee of noted interior decorating experts, representing B. F. Schlesinger & Sons, has been busy durlntr the past week itppnilrilnj? the possibilities anil opportunities j of the residence, in order to devise an elaborate scheme for furnishing and decorating. The experts have made valuable suggestion!! which tho builders will carry out, before plastering, in order to meet the artistic requirements of the decorators. Commenting on progress to date, C. Dudley Do Velbiss stated : "Plastering is now ready to start. Great progress has been made throughout the home. The garage is of solid brick, and the garden wall Is being constructed, of. hol low tile. The plastering on the interior will be on expanded metal lath like that used in class A office buildings, which makes a stronger arfd more fireproof job. The builders are now making a thorough check of the work to see that every detail has been included before starting to plaster." The splendid residence, which will embody the latest in flhe home construction, may be viewed by the public in every stage, of building. Throughout the various phases of such construction, and during the period that the home, as furnished and deCOfated by B. F. Schlesinger At Sons, will be open 0 the public, descriptive articles and photographic) reproductions dealing with this residence will appear each Sunday in the columns of the Development Section of The Oakland TRIBUNE, Tho residence, which occupies a commanding corner In this magnificent new scenic home area overlooking the Claremont golf course and facing the Golden Gate, has been designed by Frederick II. Reimers, eminent Eastbay architect. It contains sixteen rooms, and fronts on two splendid, tree-bordered avenues. In selecting the Mediterranean type of architecture, the contour of tho site and the general nature of the terrain were taken into consideration. Among the many unique features of the home are a large ballroom, a splendid library and smoking room, three garages, five bath rooms, etc. One of the' first and novel features to catch the eye of the visitor' ls on outside fireplace on the hordes. Upon entering tho home an impression of spaciousness is conveyed by the lofty ceiling of the vestibule, and the wide staircase debouching from the vestibule is a marvel of architectural conception. The living room has a splendid beamed celling, and Is flooded with light by the Immense window commanding a grand panorama. The Mediterranean character of the resilience is further enhanced by a series of walled-ln courts, Iit-races, and the lines of tin structure will be brought out vividly by a hand-made red tile roof. The halls as well as the library have floors of colored, hand-made' tile, and the doorways are arched and heavily paneled. It Is pointed out that this Is the largest ami most expensive residence of this typo ever built for demonstration purposes in the Eastbay area. Tho site on which the residence has been constructed harmonizes in its landscaping and general arrangement with the adjoining sites of the area, which has In St. James Wood Beautiful new residence now completed in St. James Wood, the magnificent home area in Piedmont, for M. C. Chapman Jr., who has already occupied the home. The residence is of an unusual type of Mediterranean architecture. P -yrw t-jji " ' jjjjjjjjjjjj '4,'5c j LARGE PRUNE EXPORT. With adverse weather damaging fruit crops, principally prunes. H. G. Hecke, director of agriculture, predicted an improvement in the California marketing situation, believing the short crop aboard will permit of larger export of the California product at good prices. Advices received by Hecks told of a short prune crop in France, also in .lugo-Slavla. Siberia and Bosnia. I'i'une slocks In European markets were reported practically exhausted. been developed and offered to the home-buying public by the York C 'olll IIIII1V. Inc. The rPMMpni, whm I financed by the Pacific Slates Saving and Loan company of San Francisco. C. Dudley Ue Velbiss states: '"Groat care was ttffcen in the solectlon or hoth the suD-con-Iractors employed and of the materials entering into the construction of tlie home. Particular attention is being paid to quality and workmanship, and every phase of construction is carried out under the direct supervision of both builder and achitect." Among those participating are;, A. Vim Heerdew, painting; Modern Home Equipment company, Walker dishwasher, ' Seller's kitchen cabinets, Hydro-Oil burner; Hoyt Heater company, water heaters; Atkinson Mill and Manufacturing company, nllllwork; .1. II. Fltz- maurlce. concrete contractor; Superior Tile and Products company, interior tiling; Weir Electric Appliance company, electric bathroom heaters; Berkeley Craftsmen, ornamental iron; .1. A. Fazio, plumbing; State Electric company; electric wiring; General Roofing company, roof; United States Gypsum company, plaster;' TyfJtBros. Glass company, glass; Walter N. Hoysen company, paints; Ariss-Knapp company, excavating; Calaveras Cement company, American Radiator company and the M. and S. Tlio company. 4, Prompt Dependable Delivery Furnace Oils for domestic, commercial and industrial heating PI F DMT 8813 DAY and NIGHT DELIVERY Alr 5 p. 111. call QUncoutt 9679 Prices are low make contracts today Ftlil Oil Department S.T.JOHNSON CO. fMakert of Oil Burner for Srery 'Purpose 940-50 ARLINGTON AVENUE OAKLAND HARBOR STATISTICS Final reports for August are nut available, but a preliminary survey shows a substantial increase over August of last year. The average increase for the eight months just past is 4.1 per cent. W tion No Obligation! 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