Category Archives: Norman Revival

1555 La Vereda, Berkeley

Our featured home today is one of a pair of “fireproof” homes designed by John Ballantine on La Vereda Road in Berkeley. Ballantine lost his own home in the infamous Berkeley fire of 1923 that claimed Bernard Maybeck’s house as … Continue reading

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1301 Walnut, Berkeley

Today we feature a distinguished Berkeley Norman revival. The home is essentially a textbook example of the standard Norman form with a couple of notable exceptions. Perhaps most striking is the entrance portal which is a boxy mass with a … Continue reading

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565 San Luis, Berkeley

Today we feature a Norman revival with just the bare minimum of embellishment. Everything has been reduced down to its most essential. The exposed beams are diminutive, the wood trim, where it occurs, is extremely gracile. The home is a … Continue reading

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557 Superior, San Leandro

The New Year has finally arrived and here at Edificionado we are optimistic that it will bring a continued recovery for our local housing market and plenty of interesting homes for shelter enthusiasts of all stripes. And so today, we … Continue reading

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563/565 Crofton, Oakland

Storybook single family homes are not all that unusual in the East Bay. We have a number of nice tracts as well as plenty of great custom examples. Storybook duplexes on the other hand are a bit less common, so … Continue reading

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761 Lee, San Leandro

This San Leandro storybook looks a bit like a miniaturized fairytale castle from the street with its high gable and substantial turret. Inside, the embellishments are applied with a light hand resulting in a very refined overall appearance. This part … Continue reading

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7 Veteran, Oakland

Today we have another nice Glenview home to share – this one in the storybook style. Veteran Way is a short street with an interesting cluster of homes which were obviously built by the same developer. It is not clear … Continue reading

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