Tree house located in the beautiful Circle Oaks neighborhood of the Napa Valley! ~
Large open floorplan with woodstove, slider and great views. Wood floors, central heat/air ~ propane.
Set among the trees, the home makes you feel as if you are in your own treehouse.
Carport with storage underneath house.
Indoor laundry room with washer/dryer included.
Built in 1968
This lot is in the shape of a circle!
About Circle Oaks:
For many decades, going back to the time before California statehood, the area east of Napa City consisted mainly of cattle ranches. What was once a wagon road from Napa to the town of Monticello was called the Monticello Road. A house now located near the entrance to Circle Oaks was once a roadhouse along this route. The road is now also known as California rural route 121.
In 1958 the Monticello Dam was completed and the entire Berryessa Valley - including the town of Monticello was abandoned, and the resulting Berryessa Lake was formed. The reservoir provides water South to Solano County. The Lake is approximately 20,000 acres and is 15.5 miles long. It is the largest lake in Napa County and provides extensive recreational opportunities to the area. The old Monticello Road became a route to the Lake for Napa County vacationers in the 1960's.
The area where Circle Oaks is now located was once the Munson Ranch, which was approximately 2800 acres. The presence of the new lake gave real estate speculators the idea to purchase the Munson Ranch and to develop a holiday/vacation community along the Monticello Road. The speculators were called "Crescent Park Realty Company", of Palo Alto, California.
In February, 1961 Cresent Park sent a letter (read the letter
) to Napa County to begin the process of development. Unfortunately, the airstrip, shopping center, golf course and schoolhouse dropped by the wayside and the developers settled on 339 lots for homes on 215 acres. The remaining 2500 acres were sold off for ranching to a private owner, it was sold again in 2005 and is now known as Walt Ranch.
Some key dates in Circle Oaks history:May,1961 First Preliminary Map Application submitted to Napa CountyApril,1964 Napa County gives Preliminary ApprovalJuly,1964 Approval to begin construction of roads, water and sewers
Summer,1964 Begin land "clearing & grubing"
Dec.,1964 The original Articles of Incorporation for "The Circle Oaks Homes Association"
1964-1969 Area development including land sculpting, roads and water system
July, 1965 The first house is built on what will be called Ridgecrest Drive.
March, 1968 Federal 501(c)(4) non-profit status for "The Circle Oaks Homes Association"
August, 1969 Napa County hires "Crosby & Associates" to perform a geological survey at the lot level.
January, 1972 Napa County accepts the Circle Oaks road system as County roads and accepts maintenance
June, 1984 ByLaws of the "The Circle Oaks Homes Association"
October,1990 CC&Rs of the "The Circle Oaks Homes Association"
The majority of house building in Circle Oaks took place between 1985 and 1999.The early homeowners decided to implement a non-uniform development policy. Basic requirements for size of the building, the garage and driveways were made a matter of Association approval. Also, in order to prevent large-scale "cookie-cutter" design and development, they decided that no two houses could use the same designs. This led to many different styles and tastes being implemented.From the earliest approved lot plans, parcels were always defined as circles - as opposed to neatly carved rectangles cheek-by-jowl along the roadways. This has allowed owners to take best advantage of their individual lots, and many Circle Oaks Homes have been arranged to enjoy wonderful views.All of the parcels are circles and the neighborhood is located in a verdant oak woodland - hence the name "Circle Oaks".
None of the circles touch each other, and none of them abuts the County roadways. All of the intervening space is owned and managed by the Homeowner Association.
Due to its placement in the "Wildland-Urban Interface", the association has had an active fire safety program since 2000. The program continues to this day with more than half of its annual dues going to fire safety.