This expanded Eichler in California’s East Bay area is touted as a ‘Midcentury-modern unicorn’, built in 1960 and expanded in 1974 by the original architect.
Eichler’s 185-home development at Greenridge, in the Castro Valley hills, was constructed between 1960 and ’65 to plans by Jones & Emmons and Claude Oakland. The suburb is backdropped by the San Leandro Hills, which extend along the northern edge of the architecture-packed enclave which is beloved by Eichler enthusiasts but little known beyond.
This particular home at 5777 Greenridge Road is a ‘pop-top’ model, with a 1,600 sq ft extension, including a loggia, gallery, and primary suite with a Malm fireplace. It’s now for sale via Thomas Westfell for $2.75m.
While the four-bedroom home has been remodelled by its present owners, the interiors are very much in keeping with its midcentury heritage. Cork flooring is original, as are globe lights and mahogany paneling, and a brick fireplace in the living room.
The kitchen and bathrooms, meanwhile, have undergone a full upgrade, including the addition of a colossal ceramic tiled island. And the property’s 15,000 sq ft grounds have a quirky addition – a backyard ball pit for the kids.