AKA: Hacienda del Pozo de Verona, Pleasanton, CA; Castleton Country Club, Pleasanton, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Morgan, Julia H., Architect (firm); Schweinfurth, A.C., Architect (firm); Julia H. Morgan (architect); Albert Cicero Schweinfurth (architect)

Dates: constructed 1902, demolished 1969

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707 Country Club Circle
Castleton Country Club, Pleasanton, CA 94566

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Architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957) remodeled and expanded the existing hunting lodge built for newspaperman William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) designed by architect, A. C. Schweinfurth (1864-1900); Morgan worked closely with William Randolph's mother and the wife of the Comstock Lode mining magnate George Hearst (1820-1891), Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919), who took possession of the property from her son and remodeled a country house to her liking; Morgan got acquainted with Phoebe Apperson Hearst in part through her mentor, the architect Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957); as Sara Boutelle has indicated, Morgan stayed with the Maybeck Family in Paris c. 1899 while she attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Maybeck was promoting Phoebe Hearst's International Competition for a new UC Berkeley Campus Plan with French architects.


The main residence on the former Hearts estate burned in 1969;

PCAD id: 3370