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Daily Dream Home: A Jack Thornburg Cottage

Daily Dream Home: A Jack Thornburg Cottage

This exceptional, serene, light-filled architectural gem is tucked away in California’s Berkeley Hills. The home was designed and built by Jack Thornburg, the same builder of the magical Normandy Village near UC Berkeley.

This home is a unique blend of Storybook/French Normandy influenced architecture. Full of rich architectural detail and whimsical charm, this beautiful home sits further back on the lot to afford maximum privacy.

The dramatic living room has a  soaring vaulted ceiling, exposed hand-hewn timbers, a large bay window with partial San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge views, and a big and beautiful hearth with a gas fireplace insert.

A spiral staircase leading to a serene, private, light-filled master bedroom with exposed wood beam ceiling, numerous windows, San Francisco views, and an intimate built-in window seat.

A beautifully updated kitchen with glass tile, custom cabinetry, designer lighting, and a south-facing window that brings in ample natural light.

A cozy and light-filled second bedroom with hardwood floors and built-in desk, which opens out on to a lovely enclosed flagstone patio.












The charming bathroom has artisanal tile and a large claw foot tub.

There is an additional detached studio space with laundry, complete with vaulted ceiling and newer concrete slab floor – perfect for an art studio or home office.

The intimate backyard with flagstone patio and garden is nclosed by a new horizontal fence.

This home is listed for $795,000 with Heather Thompson of Red Oak Realty. is an award-winning 5-star luxury travel & lifestyle blog showcasing luxury cars & drives, fashion & style, gear, real estate, travel, and food & drink.
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