961 Indian Rock, Berkeley

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Today we feature a wonderful John Hudson Thomas home in the Viennese Secessionist style for which he is best known. The home is one of three that were built at the corner of Indian Rock and Shattuck for developer John Pratt in 1911. It features large battered stucco walls with great geometrical adornments and plenty of windows. The abstract embellishments are carried into the interior of the house as well and find their way into the large inglenooks that Thomas was so fond of. The home is an exceptional example of the most creative period of Thomas’ practice – a time when he was designing homes that looked unlike almost anything else being built. Even today, his Secessionist work from this period remains easily recognizable due to its unique detailing and characteristic forms.

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