In 1926 it was announced that development of the Oak Knoll Country Club and the land surrounding it would handled by Carroll L. Post, the former president of Post Food Products Company. They began building the first group of model homes in April of 1926. Ezell-Phebus were the sales-agents.
Oak Knoll residential development was built around the new Oak Knoll golf course and Country Club .
E.B. Field Co. took developing the project in 1927.
5, 000 people standing on a hillside AGREED! That: Oak Knoll is Oakland’s finest Homeland!“Oakland Tribune Oct 02, 1927
Spanish Style Home
This six room Spanish style bungalow was built in 1927 and was designed by R.E. Neikirk of Oakland. You enter the home from a terraced entry to a large living room with chapel style ceiling. There are three sunny bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining room.
..Beautiful Oak Knoll – The Heart of Oakland’s Country Club Districts”E.B. Field Co.
Casa De La Vista
I haven’t been able to find the location of this home.
The attractive Spanish type residence opened in March of 1928. The architect was Harris Allen and the home was furnished by Whithone & Swan.
The Windsor House
Located on a spacious corner lot at Oak Knoll and Granada Avenues. The English style home was attractively adapted to the hillside setting. The house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
It was put on display to show how artistic a moderately priced can be with s comparetly small amount spent in furnishing it. Furnishing by Breuner’s of Oakland.
The Beautiful,Completely Furnished “ Windsor House”Oakland Tribune
The home has beautiful hardwood floors and high coved ceilings. An expansive deck off the kitchen leads to a private back patio. A main-floor master suite makes for convenient living, with two more bedrooms and a playroom upstairs with the second full bathroom.
Calafia Avenue Home
A Beautiful Home
Live in Oak Knoll and Play Golf at Home“Oakland Tribune Jan 20, 1927
Overlooking the Oak Knoll Clubhouse
In 1937 a new home overlooking the Oak Knoll golf course and clubhouse was completed. The home was built for Domino Merlino at an approx. cost of $20,000.
Calandria Avenue Home
Construction of the new $13,000 home for Thomas King began in April of 1930. The outstanding feature of the home was the large living room window with a spectacular view of Oakland, San Francisco and the Bay.
Panorama of Oak Knoll Home – Dorisa Avenue
3687 Dorisa Ave – Today
New Developer at Oak Knoll
David D Bohannon well-known subdivider and developer of San Francisco property, formed a new company called Oak Knoll Land Development Company. This was the third company sell and develop the Oak Knoll area. (Please see Oak Knoll Homes)
An Oak Knoll Home
In June of 1938, the Alameda-Contra Costa County joint highway district filed a lawsuit to condemn four parcels of land in the Oak Knoll Tract.
The suit was in preparation for when work would begin on the $3,000,000 traffic artery via Mountain Blvd.
- A.A. Thiel
- James R. Pennycook
- Raymond Cann
- Irving M. Bossie
- The First Section of Oak Knoll On Sale – Oakland Tribune April 1926
- First Unit of Oak Knoll – Oakland Tribune April 18, 1926
- Your Castle in Spain – Oakland Tribune April 18, 1926
- Mission Type Entrance for Oak Knoll – Oakland Tribune Jan 23, 1927
- 5,000 People – Oakland Tribune October 02, 1927
- Casa De La Vista – Oakland Tribune March 25, 1928
- Casa De La Vista opens – Oakland Tribune April 01, 1928
- Oak Knoll Site – Oakland Tribune Feb 09 1930
- Spanish Type Fairway Home Open to View – Oakland Tribune March 30, 1930
- Spanish Home at Oak Knoll Draws Crowds – Oakland Tribune April 06, 1930
- Visitors Given Chance to See Model House – Oakland Tribune October 12, 1930
- Oak knoll’s Homes Have Fine Outlook – Oakland Tribune June 21, 1931
- New Developer At Oak Knoll – Oakland Tribune May 17, 1936
- 300 Homes for Oak Knoll Tract – Oakland Tribune June 06, 1937
- Home Building Plan Ad – Oakland Tribune June 06, 1937