5768 Highwood Road
First time on the market in over 40 years, coveted Castro Valley Eichler home designed by renowned architect Claude Oakland. Incredible location in Greenridge, and one of the most popular and desirable Eichler models featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open great room with wood-burning fireplace, laundry room, spacious kitchen with pantry, and signature atrium. Other details include a spacious 2 car attached garage, insulated foam roof with retractable skylights, radiant heating with copper lines and brand new high-efficiency boiler, authentic mahogany paneling in good condition, and original unaltered floor plan.
Situated on a generous lot that’s over 11,000 square feet with plenty of outdoor space that epitomizes the Eichler spirit of bringing the outdoors in. Ideal for family, friends, pets and play including patio areas for BBQ’s, large side-yard for gardening, and a pool that’s ready for revitalization.
The Greenridge Eichler community is one of Castro Valley’s premier neighborhoods featuring award-winning schools, temperate weather, and great parks and recreation. Castro Valley is located in the heart of the Bay and is very commuter-friendly with the convenience of BART and multiple freeways. Castro Valley is also home to a fabulous contemporary library, renovated downtown area, and the new Eden Hospital.
The architect Claude Oakland has been credited with designing over 3,430 Eichler homes in 51 subdivisions, and worked for Eichler homes for over 25 years. Oakland was originally an architect for the first firm hired by Eichler homes, Anshen and Allen, and later founded his own firm in 1960 and designed Eichler homes until 1974, the last year Eichler homes were constructed. Oakland was responsible for “cleaning up the lines” of some of the first designs that created the Eichler aesthetic and style that’s defined mid-century modern architecture.