Archive for September, 2009
September 4th, 2009
Our lot is #2. We chose it because it has the most spectacular views among the three lots that are for sale. Additionally, this lot contains an already-disturbed area that provides a logical building site for a house.
About this time, we decided to call our property “Cave Landing Ranch.” The general area has been known as Cave Landing since the 1870s, when Captain David Mallagh used a steel cable pulley system to unload sailing ships here. Our particular lot was part of a cattle ranch whose original Spanish owner was Miguel Avila (1840s). So “Cave Landing Ranch” is a logical name to use because it reflects the history of the site. Throughout my blog posts, whenever I refer to “Cave Landing Ranch”, or to “Cave Landing”, I am referring to this lot #2.
September 30th, 2009
Mary Maloney arranged a meeting on site with land developer Bob Howard, who is the general partner of San Miguelito partners, the owners of the three lots that are for sale. Bob Howard proved to be an older white haired gentleman with a very sunny and kind disposition. I immediately liked and trusted Bob, and he has since proven to be a person of honesty and good character.
Bob strongly advised us to hire Leonard Grant as our architect, and to start the design ASAP. My uncle Earle Gibbons (who lives less than one mile away from us) also advised us to hire Lenny.