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Coronation House – Le Mon Park Piedmont Pines

Coronation House opens in LeMon Park – May 1937

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Oakland Tribune May 1937

The “Coronation House,” a display home for the Mitchell & Austin, opened on May 2, 1937, in the Le Mon Park section of Piedmont Pines.  It is located on Castle Drive.  The display home was furnished by Breuner’s in keeping the Coronation theme (King George’s Coronation May 1937).

 

 

“English architectural riches have been transplanted to Piedmont Pines in Coronation House”  the ad goes on the say ” Coronation House “fit for a king” in the beautiful Le Mon tract… the crowning achievement of the season”  – Oakland Tribune May 2, 1937

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Oakland Tribune May 2, 1937

“this six-room home with three bedrooms and a bath, with gorgeous living room and un-impaired view, delightful recreation room and kitchen.”

“the coronation motif is carried out throughout, the crown drapes furnishing a fitting background for pieces following the English provincial motif” – Oakland Tribune May 1937

 

 

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Oakland Tribune May 1937

 

  • Coronation House
  • Le Mon Park – Piedmont Pines
  • 1937
  • Mitchell & Austin Real Estate
  • Still there
  • 6301 Castle Drive

 

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Le Mon Park Section of Piedmont Pines

What a view!

 

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Taken from Le Mon Park for the Oakland Tribune Year Book 1938

 

The name Le Mon Park comes from R.F.D. Le Mon, a New York capitalist, who made his home there a few years ago after purchasing a large amount of land to develop and build beautiful residences.  Le Mon purchased 60 acres of panoramic view property, in the heart of Piedmont Pines on Castle Drive and Cornwall Court.

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Oakland Tribune June 20, 1937

From the Oakland Tribune,” With an elevation ranging from 1300 to 1400 feet, Le Mon Park in Piedmont Pines commands a view of which its residents can never be deprived.”

The Model Homes

  • Coronation House – 1937
  • Villadora – The House of Gold – 1937
  • Fremont House – 1937
  • 5927 Chelton Drive – 1937
  • Penthouse – 1938
  • Weybridge Gables – 1938
  • Chateau Longue-Vue – 1939
  • Maison Normandie – 1940

I will write more on the Model Homes of Le Mon Park at a later date.