A Double A-Frame Eichler in the Bay Area Asks $1.4M

A Double A-Frame Eichler in the Bay Area Asks $1.4M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
An airy atrium connects the two A-frames of this coveted Eichler model in Castro Valley.

Built in 1963 by A. Quincy Jones, the midcentury architect responsible for the design of thousands of Eichler homes, this double A-frame is tucked into a quiet cul-de-sac in Castro Valley, California’s Greenridge Eichler community. 

With a sleek, midcentury profile and heaps of curb appeal, 5947 Highwood Road has views of the canyons, hills, and the Bay. Eichler’s double A-frame models are rarely available and are highly coveted due to their design and extra square footage. Measuring in at 2,000 square feet—not including the spacious atrium—this model boasts five bedrooms and two full baths. The home also features soaring tongue-and-groove ceilings, expansive glazing, and globe pendant lights throughout.

Clean midcentury lines define the exterior of this double A-frame Eichler in Castro Valley, California. 

The home features a one-car garage and a covered carport. 

The spacious central atrium connects the two A-frames.

An atrium is one of the most distinguishable features of an Eichler home and lets homeowners fully enjoy an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. 

The atrium also brings a strong sense of the outdoors and natural lighting into the living spaces. 

The open-plan living area features soaring, vaulted ceilings thanks to the double A-frame design. 

The living space is anchored by a brick-inlay fireplace with expansive glazing on either side, also a key Eichler feature. 

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Globe pendant lighting hangs throughout.

The ceilings have been painted; however, some of the original wood paneling remains. 

The dining room as it connects to the living room. The space is flooded with natural light. The floors have been recently updated to engineered hickory. 

The kitchen overlooks a sitting area and enjoys atrium views. 

The kitchen has been updated with quartz countertops, designer appliances, and an island with breakfast bar seating. 

With five bedrooms, the home offers space enough to host an office.

The master bedroom has sliding glass doors which lead to the backyard. 

There are two full bathrooms, which have also been remodeled. 

One of the other bedrooms. 

The home is on an almost 9,000-square-foot lot and features a landscaped backyard with a new deck and a digital irrigation system.

5947 Highwood Road is now being listed for $1,400,000 by Thomas Westfall of Alain Pinel Realtors. 

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