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
Quartz-Lite – window glass
Colored plumbing ware
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 Drivein 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
Hamilton Murdock – architect
Elmo Adams – builder
Howard Gilkey – a landscaper
Paul Pause – owner
1949 Asilomar Drive
The Callahan House is the bottom in the photo below.
English Tudor with a panoramic view of the Bay. Every room in the homes takes full advantage of the panorama of Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay, which includes both bridges and everything from San Pablo Bay to miles down the Peninsula.
With an extra-large living room, dining room, and breakfast room and kitchen. The kitchen is usually large and is a masterpiece of careful planning and scientific, step saving arrangement. Oakland Tribune Aug 09, 1936
Three big bedrooms and two bathrooms and a sundeck on the second floor.
Women will marvel at its extra cupboard space and the way we have provided for thoses hard to store odds and ends
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.
“Silver Windows” was a display home in the Piedmont Pinessection of Montclair. The house opened for the public to see in 1936. The house was designed by F. Harvey Slocombe. It is on Darby Drive.
Windows, from which one glimpses the bay through lofty pines are not the only feature of this new show home.
Oakland Tribune Dec 06, 1936
Sunlight through “Silver Windows”
Oakland Tribune Dec 13, 1936
From the curved window in the living room, you could see all of Oakland, plus two bridges,
The kitchen, with its floors curving into the wall, eliminating dust-gathering corners was of particular interest to the women visitors. The kitchen was “all-metal” with a gleaming sink, drainboard, work board, and cabinets. Oakland Tribune Mar 19, 1937