Castlewood | February 17, 2012 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

Pleasanton Weekly

- February 17, 2012


West hills neighborhood -- prestigious and historic

The Castlewood neighborhood, just south of Pleasanton city limits, covers 500 tree-studded acres, which were purchased by George Hearst in 1886, to use for hunting. After his death in 1891, his widow Phoebe Apperson Hearst hired architect Julia Morgan to design a palatial home for the site, which she named the Hacienda del Pozo de Verona. The 53-room hacienda served as the Castlewood Country Club until it burned down in the 1969; the new clubhouse was built in the Mediterranean and California Mission style of the original building.

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