Lot 119 of 455:
Newly built homes in Walnut Creek  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold
$300 - $500

The Woodlands of Walnut Creek: Finer Traditional Homes for Growing Families
Menlo Park, CA
Mackay Homes

]12] pp. including wrappers. Illustrated from drawings, architectural designs, and photographs. 23x30.5 cm (9x12"), pictorial wrappers. 

Promotional booklet for the new Mackay housing development in Walnut Creek, with designs for and drawings of six models of homes, each under $30,000, as indicated by the prices inked under the descriptions. With business card of Mackay Homes representative Leland Blanchard pinned to front wrapper, next to penciled date Nov. 1964. There are no records in OCLC/WorldCat.

During the first half of the 20th century, most of the area had become Walnut orchards. In 1961 and 1962, housing development planning for the area was just getting started. Several developers, including Middlefield, MacKay and Hofman, were the first to approach the City of Walnut Creek to create the “Woodlands”. Once started the Woodlands area changed forever from basically farmland and walnut groves into an urban community. John Calder Mackay was an American post-war real estate developer, best known for his modernist tract homes built by the company he co-founded, Mackay Homes. Mackay homes in the Modernist tract style are examples of Modernist architecture that has come to be known as "California Modern". These homes typically feature glass walls, post-and-beam construction, enclosed patios and open floor plans in a style indebted to Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe.

Lot Amendments
A bit of wear, near fine.
Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.