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Maison Normandie – Piedmont Pines

Unique Home Opens

Oakland Tribune June 09 1940

Open to the public (again) in June of 1940 “Maison Normandie” represented France’s famous Normandy style of architecture, both exterior and interior. The house is located a large corner lot high up in the hills of Oakland.

The large living room with a large window affording a view of the Golden Gate, the bridges and Treasure Island. Double french doors open onto a large tiled terrace in the rear with a built in barbecue.

Oakland Tribune 1940

It cost more than $20,000 to build and was advertised at $16,500.

With three bedrooms with two tiled baths, and a maids room with a bathroom. The large basement with laundry room and large storage closets. Two doors gave access to both the front and rear of the house, a short passageway leads into the two-car garage with a large area suitable as a workshop.

  • Maison Normandie
  • Le Mon Park – Piedmont Pines
  • 1938
  • Mitchell & Austin
  • Still there
  • 6235 Castle Drive


6235 Castle Drive – Google Maps

For Sale


Oakland Tribune Apr 06, 1952

$7000 in wall to wall carpet.

Oakland Tribune Apri 11, 1954

Priced at $1,595,000

SF Examiner July 30, 2000

More Info:

The End


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.

2 thoughts on “Maison Normandie – Piedmont Pines

  1. Did you catch the bottom line of the Oakland Tribune 1940 ad? “Turn right in front of Boy Scout sign onto Mountaingate…” Having attended Joaquin Miller and Montera I always wondered about Scout Road. The name just didn’t fit in with names of the other streets. Thanks to this web site, I learned that’s because Montera is on the site of what was once a Boy Scout campground. Scout Road must have existed for many decades before Ascot Road was ever installed. Also interesting to learn Joaquin Miller School existed before Montera was built.

    Thank you for the wonderful posts about the history of Oakland.

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