800 Shattuck — The Pratt-Thomas House

The Pratt-Thomas House at 800 Shattuck Avenue is available for the first time in almost 50 years. The first of three neighboring homes designed by John Hudson Thomas for John Pratt in 1911, this is where Thomas himself lived for several years after its completion. This may be one of the most photographed homes in Berkeley, with its striking geometric patterns in the stucco finish, echoed in the interior in glass, tile and wood. It has a commanding presence on its corner lot across from Indian Rock Park; a globe-topped rhyolite pillar marks this as a prominent corner. Described variously as Secessionist, Arts & Crafts or First Bay Tradition, by any name this home is distinctly John Hudson Thomas, and a local treasure.

For more details on the Pratt-Thomas House, please visit the website at 800shattuck.com. The home will be open April 3rd and 10th, from 2:00-4:30. I would enjoy welcoming you to this John Hudson Thomas masterpiece.


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