Painted Rock is located at the 'Y" where Ascot Drive and Chelton Drive meet in the Piedmont Pines area. The area was called Sulphur Springs Park.
Maison Normandie is located on a large corner lot in Le Mon Park (now Piedmont Pines) with a a magnificent view of the Golden Gate, Marin County, the Bay, San Francisco and downtown Oakland.
"See the world from Piedmont Pines." -with an elevation ranging from 1300-1400 feet Le Mon Park commands a view of which its residents can never be deprived
The Grateful Dead once partied at 6024 Ascot Drive in the Piedmont Pines section of Oakland. 6024 Ascot Drive Oakland Tribune May9, 1948 In 1948 house at 6024 Ascot Drive was advertised as an ' A Little Bit of Mexico" in beautiful Piedmont Hills ( Piedmont Pines), nestled in a glorious 2 1/4 acres: balconies... Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Jan 1937 "Silver Windows" was a display home in the Piedmont Pines section 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... Continue Reading →
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. Taken from Le Mon Park for the Oakland Tribune Year Book 1938 Trip to Oakland In 1935 R.F.D. Le Mon (Lemon),... Continue Reading →
The Smith Reserve is a subdivision in Montclair and is now known as Piedmont Pines. The area is located at the top of Park Blvd with borders on Shepherd Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park and up to Skyline Blvd. Oakland Tribune 1928 "Selected years ago By F.M. "Borax" Smith as a private estate". Oakland Tribune May 22,... Continue Reading →