5941 Highwood Road
Sensational and chic, mid-century modern masterpiece with striking curb appeal in Castro Valley’s coveted Greenridge neighborhood. Superb location in a quiet cul-de-sac, this iconic Eichler home known as the “Double-A” is designed by legendary architect A. Quincy Jones, and one the most popular and desirable models ever built by Joe Eichler.
You’ll be amazed the moment you enter via the impressive enclosed atrium with stunning polished concrete floors, soaring ceilings with retractable skylights, updated aluminum framed double pane sliders, and unlimited utility. Continue into the dramatic open and spacious signature great room with cathedral ceilings, fabulous brick fireplace with gas burning insert, automatic programmable window shades, wonderful warm natural light, and direct access to the private and sizable level backyard, that’s ideal for multiple activities including outdoor dining and play with family and friends.
Built in 1963 and featuring almost 2,000 square feet of single level living space (not including the massive atrium), this home has been respectfully converted to a 4 bedroom by combining the master and adjacent bedroom into one fantastic and private master suite with large wardrobe and massive bathroom with stall shower, tub with jets, and 2 individual vanities.
There’s incredible attention to detail and pride of ownership throughout this special home with features that include lovely hardwood floors, forced air conditioning and heating, an open kitchen with large pantry, stainless steel appliances, and a highly coveted gas oven/stove, which is rare for an Eichler home. There’s also an insulated foam and composite shingle roof with 2 year warranty, large attached single car garage with automatic integrated door, classic globe lights and new modern sconces, slick contemporary Legrand switches and outlets, and aluminum framed double pane windows in the front bedrooms.
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.