Category Archives: John Hudson Thomas

35 Hillcrest, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a beautiful Viennese Secessionist residence designed by John Hudson Thomas at the height of his creativity. Thomas designed in a variety of styles over the course of his long career but his Secessionist homes are … Continue reading

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1960 San Antonio, Berkeley

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 … Continue reading

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774 Hilldale, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a statuesque John Hudson Thomas Norman revival. Thomas’ early career was marked by extraordinary innovation and creativity but by the late 1920s commissions were streaming in and his homes became less inventive and more repetitive. … Continue reading

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2900 Buena Vista, Berkeley

The Hume Cloister is one of Berkeley’s most eccentric and exceptional residences. It was built in the late 20s by Samuel and Portia Hume who had recently returned from an extended trip to France. They were so enamored with the … Continue reading

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800 Shattuck, Berkeley

Today we feature a wonderful John Hudson Thomas residence 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 … Continue reading

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12 Hillcrest, Berkeley

The Hupp house is one of a pair of showy high period John Hudson Thomas homes situated at the very end of Hillcrest Court. It is a prime example the trademark inventiveness and outsized detailing for which Thomas is most … Continue reading

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1012 Cragmont, Berkeley

This exceptional Berkeley hills residence is an extremely late design by John Hudson Thomas for longtime Berkeley High science teacher Gertrude Anthony. The home was built less than five years before the end of Thomas’ life and it represents a … Continue reading

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