$1.9M Will Land You This Tastefully Updated “Pop-Top” Model Eichler in the Bay Area

The 1960 home by architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons maintains many original details, including its signature open-air atrium.
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Location: 5495 Greenridge Road, Castro Valley, California

Price: $1,900,000

Year Built: 1960

Architect: A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons

Footprint: 2,038 square feet (four bedrooms, two baths)

From the agent: "Awesome opportunity to own a beautiful and tranquil Eichler home in Castro Valley’s popular Greenridge neighborhood. This single-level, Jones and Emmons ‘pop-top’ model was built in 1960 and features everyone's favorite open-air atrium, and a signature great room with 10-foot ceilings and a woodburning brick fireplace. Tastefully expanded an additional 200 square feet in the bedrooms and recently updated with modern amenities including an insulated foam roof under warranty, dual-zone programmable forced heating, and updated electrical throughout! There’s a massive two-car attached garage, dual sinks in the kitchen, cork and tile flooring, washer and dryer included, fireplace in the primary bedroom, and plenty of closets and cabinetry for storage. Situated on a large private lot of over 13,800 square feet with a lush manicured front yard and a peaceful backyard amongst the trees with multiple sitting areas, outdoor shower, and Bullfrog hot tub included."

This 1960 Eichler by architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons sits in the Greenridge neighborhood of Castro Valley, California—an Alameda County subdivision with around 200 Eichlers designed by the duo’s firm, Jones and Emmons, as well as by architect Claude Oakland. The home retains its open-air atrium, a signature element of Eichler homes.

A full-height woodburning fireplace clad in brick anchors the primary living area.  A mirrored wall enhances the sense of interior space, while sliding glass doors and windows overlook the yard.

The living spaces are crowned by 10-foot-tall, wood-paneled ceilings with exposed beams.

The dining area and kitchen are connected by a cased opening and three wall cutouts that create clear sight lines to the backyard. Sliding glass doors in the kitchen provide direct access to the open-air atrium toward the front of the home.

Tile floors continue into the kitchen, where original wooden built-ins offer ample storage.

The spacious kitchen includes a designated breakfast nook.

The primary bedroom has its own fireplace and connects to the backyard via sliding glass doors.

Pale-green tile countertops complement original wooden details in the home’s bathrooms.

A tiled soaking tub and double shower overlooks the fenced-in side yard.

In addition to its 2,038 square feet of interior space, the four-bedroom, two-bath Eichler offers a large backyard with multiple outdoor seating areas.

The 5495 Greenridge Road property also comes with a Bullfrog hot tub.


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