Model Home Opens
The French regency designed home was a joint effort of Frederick L. Confer and his father, F.W. Confer.
The house was built on a sloping lot among the pine trees with a picturesque view of the bay and the Golden Gate. The lot is just under 1/2 acre in size.
The home was sold before it was completed. The buyer was R.F.D. Le Mon of New York, who was planning on making Oakland his home.
R.F.D Le Mon was the developer of the Le Mon Park section of Piedmont Pines.
Mitchell & Austin were the realtors in charge of the property.
Featured in Architectural Magazine
The house featured in an article called ” Homes – They Are Building Them Now” in the October 1936 edition of The Architect and the Engineer.
In 1937 he designed another home for R.F.D. Le Mon at 14 Cornwall Court.
Putting down roots in Montclair
In 1944 Admiral Thomas Sprague and his family moved into 26 Ascot Court. But his life in the Navy took off and traveled around the world. In 1951 Sprague retired from the Navy, and they settled in after only living in them for 2 weeks in the 8 years they owned it.
The Sprague Family lived there until about 1963 after Mrs. Sprague passed away.
A Montclair Treasure – March 2019
In March of 2019, the house was put on the market for $ 1,249, 000 and it sold for April of 2019 for $1,300,000.
- Exceptional Piedmont Pines Home – 26 Ascot Court
- A Montclair treasure that feels like a resort 03/2019 – San Jose Mercury
- 26 Ascot Court – Realtor.Com
- Thomas L. Sprague – Wikipedia