The Largest Eichler in the East Bay Lists for $2.65M

This remodeled midcentury home in Castro Valley, California, is equipped with lots of entertaining space, and a backyard ball pit to boot.

Property Details: 

Location: 5777 Greenridge Rd, Castro Valley, California

Price: $2,650,000

Year Built: 1960

Footprint: 3,300 square feet (four bedrooms, three baths) 

 Lot Size: 15,000 square feet 

 From the Agent: "This extraordinary, one-of-a-kind Eichler home in Castro Valley’s Greenridge neighborhood redefines the wow factor with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and over 3,300 measure square feet of living space! This Midcentury-modern unicorn is a Jones and Emmons "pop-top" model that was built in 1960, and then reimagined in 1974 by the original owners with the help of the original architects to create something unique and spectacular."

According to the listing, this Eichler Home has "an insulated foam roof, an updated electrical system, an EV charger, high-efficiency boilers for the radiant heating, a two-car attached garage with automatic door, remote control solar shade window treatments throughout, two Nest thermostats, a Nest video doorbell, and a CAT-5e wireless system."

The spacious and open backyard features a ball pit/sand box—perfect for outdoor playtime. 

An expansive patio is great for entertaining or just lounging outside after a long day. 

The daylit living room features stylish wall sconces and a large, brick fireplace.

All of the home’s entertaining and social spaces are all visually connected.

An extra-large kitchen island seats nine—perfect for large family dinners, a cocktail party spread,  or even a work-from-home setup. 

"The current owners have taken the home to the next level by respectfully updating everyone’s favorite features, including a full kitchen remodel that’s absolutely exquisite with a massive ceramic tile island, GE Cafe appliances, ample cabinets and storage, and a gas range," states the listing.

A wide hallway is illuminated by the sun, and by gallery lighting at night. A fireplace at the end of the hall calls back to the era of the home’s construction. 

A playful and cheery nursery lies at the end of the hall, closest to the outdoor play space. 

A guest bedroom is rich in warm tones, with floating wall shelving.

A secondary bedroom has a private alcove for the bed, and space for a desk or sitting area.

The primary bedroom hosts an en suite bathroom and a generous sitting room with a piano. The floor-to-ceiling windows capture lovely views of the surrounding yard. 

"Features include period-specific cork flooring throughout, original globe lights and mahogany paneling, beautiful unpainted ceilings, an open-air atrium entrance, and an open-concept floor plan in the living room," states the listing.

The two original bathrooms have been remodeled with high-end fixtures, and the primary bath was a new wardrobe.

The primary bathroom, with a shower and soaking tub, lies near the wardrobe and bedroom. 

 A laundry facility is nestled within the wardrobe. 

This adorable little patio space sits in an outdoor corridor between the two connected buildings. 

A corner of the yard features a cozy firepit with a built-in bench. 

"All this on one of the premier lots in the neighborhood—with almost 15,000 square feet of large and level irrigated and manicured outdoor space and a courtyard patio that’s incredibly private, and perfect for entertaining with family and friends throughout the year," states the listing.

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