“1928 Model View Home “
The 1928 Model View Home is situated at the “Top of the World” in reality the topmost peak in Montclair Highlands, overlooking several counties as well as affording a magnificent sweep of the entire bay and part of the Pacific Ocean beyond.
Montclair Highlands Commands Ones of The World’s Finest Views, and Only 15 Minutes From Downtown
Montclair Realty – 1928
Combining modern features in fixtures with a marine view, the Spanish themed home with certain additions, designed by Hamilton Murdock, an Oakland architect.
The “1928 Model” View Home “The Home Electric.” All the latest features of proven merit – the things you have wondered about are used in the “1928 Model” home, including Oakland Tribune Mar 25, 1928
- Complete Electrification
- Quartz-Lite – window glass
- Colored plumbing ware
- Venetian Cabinets
- Linoleum Floors
- Balanced Illumination
Screen Test for Children
In November of 1928, they held a movie screen test for children in the “1928 Model View “ home. The screen test was under the direction of the Sherman Clay Company.
The “1929 Model View” Home
For a few weeks in 1929 is was renamed.
The “1928 Model View” home is located at 1949 Asilomar Drive in Montclair. It was one of the first homes built in the hills directly behind the business district of Montclair. The area was called Montclair Highlands. The 1928 Model View Home was built just up the hill, the lone home to the left of the arrow.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and last sold in 1974. I don’t have a present-day picture.
- 1928 Model View Home
- Montclair Highlands
- Spanish Style
- Hamilton Murdock – architect
- Elmo Adams – builder
- Howard Gilkey – a landscaper
- Paul Pause – owner
- Montclair Realty
- 1949 Asilomar Drive
The Callahan House is the bottom in the photo below.
Last sold in 2017 for $1, 682, 619 – 1989 Asilomar Drive