A Tastefully Expanded Eichler in the Bay Area Asks $1.2M

A Tastefully Expanded Eichler in the Bay Area Asks $1.2M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
On the market for the first time in over 30 years, this five-bedroom Eichler home is a midcentury modern gem with heaps of potential.

Designed by the renowned architectural team of A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons and built by prolific developer Joseph Eichler in 1961, this midcentury gem celebrates the era in which it was built. The 2,177-square-foot residence, which has been mindfully expanded, features five bedrooms—including two master suites—and three baths.

The classic Eichler facade has recently been painted and features a yellow door for a fun pop of color. 

All of the iconic developer's signature features are present and accounted for: an open-air atrium, multiple skylights, period lighting, a spacious great room with a tongue-and-groove ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling glazing to bring a sense of the outdoors in. The home was also constructed with a large, attached, single-car garage with extra room for storage—plus a carport. 

5520 Greenridge Road is located in Northern California’s East Bay, in Castro Valley's Greenridge Eichler community. Scroll ahead for a look inside. 

The home opens to the central atrium—perfectly designed for enjoying indoor/outdoor living. 

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These sliding doors lead to the kitchen and a sitting room. 

The atrium also leads directly into the expansive great room, which features tongue-and-groove ceilings that have been painted white. 

The open-plan living space features a strong brick-inlay fireplace and original wood paneling. 

The living room area is bright and spacious. New carpeting has been installed throughout, and the interiors have been given a fresh coat of paint. Radiant heating warms the home in winter months.

A dining room nook exists on the opposite end, where it receives plenty of natural light. 

Full-height, sliding glass doors lead out to the backyard which enjoys lovely "peek-a-boo" views of the San Francisco Bay. 

The kitchen overlooks a small sitting area and has sliding glass doors leading out to the atrium. 

The sitting room provides another space to lounge and entertain. 

The open kitchen features ample storage and a breakfast bar. 

The kitchen looks to be in good condition, but could benefit from modern updates. 

The home features two master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. 

The bedrooms feature new carpeting and original, midcentury lighting. 

This master suite has sliding doors to the backyard. 

One of the master baths. 

A view of the backyard. 

5520 Greenridge Road is now being listed for $1,225,000 by Thomas Westfall of Alain Pinel Realtors.

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