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 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.