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Casa Altadena

In Smith Reserve

Atop one of the knolls, commanding full advantage of the ever-changing vistas, is Casa Altadena, the distinctive exhibition home of Realty Syndicate. Company”

SF Examiner February 11, 1928

Casa Altadena is of Spanish architecture. Occupying a knoll overlooking the panorama of the bay on one side and beautiful wooded vistas and canyons on the other side.

Casa AltaDena – flickr

Opening Day

Over 500 people attended the opening on January 29, 1929.

Oakland_Tribune_Sun__Feb_5__1928_
Oakland Tribune Feb 05, 1928
Oakland Tribune January 1928

Casa Altadena carries out the discerning taste of its decorators, who sought to weave into them, the romance of the Peraltas.

Sf Examiner February 11, 1928

Details include its tiled roof, arched doorways, decorative tiles, wood trims, antique wall sconces and decorative wrought-iron work.

SF Examiner February 11, 1928
For Sale in 1931Oakland Tribune

Casa Altadena Today

Casa Altadena 6401 Chelton
Casa Altadena today 6401 Chelton Drive Oakland CA
  • Casa Altadena
  • Smith Reserve (Piedmont Pines)
  • Open Jan 29, 1928
  • Spanish design
  • Realty Syndicate
  • Still there
  • 6401 Chelton Drive

Location on Google maps

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Updated July 17, 2020

The End

Author:

I grew up in the Montclair District of Oakland, CA. I attended Thornhill Elementary School, Montera Junior High, Skyline High School, and spent some time at Merritt College.

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