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Style House – Piedmont Pines

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The Tribune Jackson Style House – 5739 Chelton Drive

The “Style House” opened to the public in April of 1935. Over 1500 visitors passed through the home that first weekend.

The home was designed by local architect Frederick L. Confer with James H. Anderson, and the builder was James Armstrong.

The agents for the house were Mitchell & Austin, with Harry Stockman, the agent in charge.

The house was entirely furnished by the Jackson Furniture Company.

Oakland Tribune April 1935
Oakland Tribune April 07, 1935

The View then and Now

Oakland Tribune March 1935
From Google Maps

Award-Winning

The house is a modified Regency type design. It won an award for the distinguished “house of seven rooms or less” in the fourth Biennial Exhibition of American Architects. The house has also been called Monterey Style. Color is used abundantly in the house. The exterior is painted white with mustard color shutters.

Oakland Tribune May 1935

Unique Home and Cozy Interior

The living room with a vaulted ceiling has French doors to the delightful front patio as well as the rear deck with SF and Bay views.

The floor plan has a full bath and generous bedroom on the main level with French doors to the patio. There are two more large rooms up, one with a deck for enjoying the views! The lower features a bedroom, which would be ideal for a family/rumpus room, half bath, a generous laundry/craft room with work station, and a storage area. Two car garage.

Oakland Tribune May 1935

On opening day, a local Ford Dealer had a brand new Ford V8 parked outside the house.

Oakland Mar 31, 1935
Oakland Mar 31, 1935

Style house in 2018 – Realtor.com

Oakland Tribune 1944
Oakland Tribune 1955
Oakland Tribune 1969

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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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