Eugene O’Neill and his wife lived from 1937 to 1944 in a home on Las Trampas Ridge facing Mt Diablo. Named Tao House, it is in the register of national historic places and requires a reservation with the park service to visit. At this home, O’Neill wrote what were considered his best plays: The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten.
The view from Schneider Residence is equally inspiring. The Schneider Residence boasts 300 degree views, from pasture land behind the Oakland Berkeley Hills in the West, to the views North East of the Carquinez Straight over the burgeoning communities of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord and Clayton. Due East is the view that the O’Neill’s also enjoyed only a couple ridges over.
To make reservtions for the Tao House tour or more information on Eugene O’Neill visit Eugeneoneill.org