A Bay Area A. Quincy Jones–Designed Eichler With an Epic Backyard Lists for $1.45M

A Bay Area A. Quincy Jones–Designed Eichler With an Epic Backyard Lists for $1.45M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
This 1960s beauty won't last long....

Set high atop the Castro Valley Hills, and hidden away behind a seemingly unassuming facade, you would never guess that this 1,842-square-foot flat-roofed Eichler hides a spectacular backyard with sweeping panoramic views and a solar heated swimming pool. Built in 1960, and designed by renowned midcentury architect, A. Quincy Jones, of Emmons & Jones, this flat-roofed, one-level post-and-beam construction has good bones, a strong indoor-outdoor connection, and all of the authentic period charm that Eichler lovers look for. 

5664 Greenridge Road features an unassuming, post-and-beam construction that belies its fabulous backyard. 

5664 Greenridge Road opens to an airy central atrium, which leads into the four-bedroom, two-bath open-floor plan layout. Although the tongue-and-groove ceilings are painted white, many of the home's original details appear to be perfectly preserved: Rich mahogany wood paneling clads the walls; original midcentury linoleum flooring; refurbished original closet doors; period-appropriate globe pendant lighting and Nelson bubble lights throughout; and the original kitchen—that has been upgraded with high-end appliances including Miele and Electrolux. Improvements to the home include a newly refurbished foam roof and an updated main electrical panel with a Tesla charger. However, the showstopping highlight of this midcentury gem is its spectacular backyard—which offers breathtaking views and a solar heated pool that was completely upgraded in 2019. Scroll ahead for a look inside. 

The home opens to a sleek central atrium with wide concrete pavers and room for alfresco dining. 

The open-air atrium leads straight into the open-plan living space with views straight out to the stunning backyard. 

The open kitchen overlooks a casual living area with a wall of glass that provides a view of the spectacular backyard and beyond. 

There are many original details throughout. In addition to the original midcentury flooring, there is period-appropriate lighting, the original warm wood paneling, and a tongue-and-groove ceiling that has been painted white. 

The midcentury kitchen is original, but the appliances have all been updated with high-end models. 

The open kitchen has plenty of built-in storage and a pop-up table which adds extra counter space and seating to the island. 

A hallway leads to the great room. There is globe pendant lighting throughout. 

The living/dining has a strong indoor-outdoor connection and opens to the outdoors with glass sliders on two sides. 

The dining nook features a Nelson saucer bubble pendant and is wrapped by warm wood-paneled walls. 

The tongue-and-groove ceiling of the well-appointed great room shows the home's post-and-beam construction. 

The living room is anchored by a bold brick-inlay fireplace. 

The main bedroom has glass sliding doors that lead out to the pool patio. There are warm wood walls, a period-appropriate Nelson cigar wall sconce, and an ensuite bathroom. 

The second bedroom is wrapped in warm wood paneling and has it's own Nelson ball wall sconce. 

The shower of the shared second bathroom has been updated with a brightly tiled shower. 

The shared second bathroom also has two vanities. 

The third bedroom is currently the child's room. It also has the original wood paneled walls and features a Nelson pear wall sconce. 

The fourth bedroom, in use as an office, has built-in shelving and overlooks the atrium. 

The stunning backyard was designed for entertaining. There are multiple sitting areas and an expansive deck with extraordinary views—and a lovely, updated solar heated pool. 

The sweeping panoramic view is like the icing on the cake of this well-preserved Eichler. 

5664 Greenridge Road is currently listed for $1,450,o00 by Thomas Westfall of Compass.  

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