Category Archives: Norman Revival

1439 Hawthorne, Berkeley

The C H McNeil house is a distinguished Berkeley Norman revival designed by Henry Gutterson. Gutterson practiced in a variety of styles, but the one constant through all of his work is his highly refined aesthetic and spare detailing. His … Continue reading

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2333 Rose, Berkeley

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 … Continue reading

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20 Bellevue, Piedmont

This substantial Norman revival was designed by Albert Farr and built by Axel Cederborg who were the team responsible for some of the most exceptional residences in Piedmont. This particular example was actually the second home built by the pair … Continue reading

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573 Spruce, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an especially picturesque Norman revival. Not only does the home have the typical turret at the entrance, but it boasts a second turret on a corner for good measure. Inside, it is fairly reserved but … Continue reading

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5427 Hillside, El Cerrito

Today we feature a charming El Cerrito Norman revival. Instead of the traditional turret at the front door this particular example features just a small gable to indicate the point of entrance. Inside, it is fairly understated as well with … 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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220 Lafayette, Piedmont

Our featured home today is a very late and decidedly understated design attributed to Albert Farr. The façade is largely Norman revival but the crenellated turret and stone door surround add a bit of medieval flavor as well. Inside, the … Continue reading

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