Normandy Village (Berkeley, CA)
By Michael Greenslade
(Better Homes & Gardens | Mason-McDuffie Real Estate)
This is one of my favorite places.  Believe it or not this is Berkeley California and not Normandy France.  This was originally an apartment complex designed by William Raymond Yelland for Col. Jack Thornburg (A Student at U.C. Berkeley) after World War i.The original concept would have been to have had a layer of retail shoppes and restaurants beneath this complex.  The city did not permit mixed use developement at that time and that portion of this was scrapped. I think that it would have been a wonderful place to stroll and meander throughout and dine in a street cafe. This complex has gone condominium.  I hope to represent one of these someday.  I also wouldn't mind picking up a unit just for bragging rights.Enjoy the pictures.  Give comments please!
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