Six modern furnished homes were opened for inspection on Sunday, August 13, 1939. The houses were located in Berkeley, Moraga, and Oakland. I will just highlight the two houses from Oakland.
- Harmony Home
- 2700 Alida Street
- $6750 up
- Lincoln Highlands
- Irwin M. Johnson – architect
- W.H. Wisheropp – owner and builder
- H.G. Markham – realtor
Harmony Home was one of several homes that were built in 1939. It is located in the scenic tract called Lincoln Highlands on Alida Street at the top of Coolidge Avenue.
The compact plan included a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen with breakfast nook, a tile bath with three bedrooms, as well as an informal den with access to a double garage.
In less than a month, over 12,000 had toured Harmony Home.
- Hampstead House
- Sheffield Village
- Theodore Thompson – architect
- E.B. Fields – developer
Sheffield Village is located above Hwy 580 at Dutton Avenue.
I couldn’t locate the actual “Hampstead House.” I have included other houses in the area that were for sale during the same period.
Before the opening of Hempstead House in Sheffield Village, the H.C Capwell’s Company created a full-scale floor plan model wholly furnished in the furniture department on the fourth floor of their downtown store.
More on Sheffield Village –
If anyone knows the street address for the Hampstead House, please leave a comment.