2333 Rose, Berkeley

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This staggering storybook Norman revival was designed and built by William Needham who was a local Berkeley real estate magnate and, it would seem, a particularly creative residential designer as well. There are numerous structures around Berkeley that at one time bore the Needham name, but this one may be the most interesting. The exterior is amazingly varied and intriguing from every angle with its two massive turrets and multiple patterns and textures. Inside, the embellishment is less over the top, but there are still plenty of little surprises and innumerable interesting spaces created by the unusual exterior massing.

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Edificionado is an Oakland-based real estate brokerage specializing in architecturally and historically significant homes. BRE 01883790
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