1960 San Antonio, Berkeley

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The Spring mansion has been on the market a number of times in the last few years, but it is always a treat. John Spring made his fortune in real estate, but he only ended up living at his Berkeley estate for a couple of years before moving to San Francisco. The architect he selected to design his home was John Hudson Thomas and the massive neoclassical that he built is truly an exceptional architectural statement. Thomas is known for his tendency to play with the scale and location of otherwise ordinary details and on this count he does not disappoint. The oversized volutes at the exterior may be the most glaring example. The result is a truly unique structure that manages to fit within a standard stylistic framework while still maintaining its individuality.

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