One piece at a time, a scaled down Oakhurst came into glory
CLAYTON, CA (Feb. 19, 2023) — Q. Why are there different developments within the Oakhurst subdivision?
A. In the late 1980s, local developer Albert Seeno Jr. owned the land that is now the Oakhurst Country Club and the 1,500 home Oakhurst development. He wanted to build a 15,000 sq. ft. mansion on the 60-acre hill atop his land. He also wanted a much larger development than is now there, so large that Clayton fought him every step of the way.
Seeno finally agreed to sell to another developer, Presley Homes. The only catch was that he would be able to keep the hill and build his house on top.
The original plan was for there to be four neighborhoods, the country club and large lots with upscale custom homes above it. When the housing market got tight, Brook Hollow patio homes were added adjacent to the Black Diamond duets. The townhomes are called Chaparral Springs.
Windmill Canyon was the name of the single-family homes beyond the duets and townhomes. An area up Eagle Peak hill above the Eagle Peak neighborhood had condominiums and more detached homes eventually added with the same floor plans as Windmill Canyon. Beyond that, another group of upscale homes called Falcon Ridge was added. They rivaled the Eagle Peak homes in price.
Eventually, outside builders were allowed to build and sell large luxury floor plans in the area above the country club. The country club and the Peacock Creek upscale homes are separate from the rest of Oakhurst. They have lovely floor plans and can be larger than the other luxury subdivisions in the Falcon Ridge and Eagle Peak neighborhoods.
Country Club and golf course
At the same time that these homes would be completed, the country club was being built on what would become an award-winning 18-hole course. Golfers came from all over to play the Oakhurst Golf Course.
The plan was for the course to eventually go private. At that time, there was a pretty substantial fee to be a member. The membership fee went up and down over the years, depending on the housing market.
Oakhurst Country Club is dedicated to providing members and their guests a superlative private club experience. From the championship golf course and tennis courts to the fitness, dining and pool amenities, it is an oasis for relaxation and socializing.
It all turned out to be a wonderfully designed community.
Contact Lynne French at email@example.com or 925-672-8787.
Lynne French is a Realtor with Compass Real Estate and captain of the Lynne French Team. Originally from Chicago, Lynne French came to San Francisco at the height of the 1960 and started a boutique at age 21. She went on to open two other shops. As industries shifted, Lynne took off on an adventure as a truck driver. For 10 years Lynne owned, operated and drove her big rig throughout the 48 states. One day, her truck broke down for the last time, and it was time to move on. In 1993 an ad for real estate training caught her eye and she began her real estate career as an assistant. Eventually she struck out on her own and had to hire her assistant to handle the volume of work. Lynne's decision to become an office in 2005 came from a sincere alignment with three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving communities. When not helping her clients, Lynne and her husband Danny enjoy country living within the foothills of Mt. Diablo.