Berkeley, California, Design Review, Architecture, Harry Potter, Fred Flintstone
Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle
Even with everything else going on right now, the crazed excess of the newest building on Berkeleyâ€™s Telegraph Avenue is guaranteed to stop you in your tracks.
Thereâ€™s the three-story cliff of fake stone that wraps around the corner and is 3-feet thick. The heavy (faux) timber siding that brackets groups of windows within the cliff. The fluted columns on the upper floors. Ginormous hanging lanterns and a sprinkling of shutters seemingly painted in whatever hue was close at hand.