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Double A-frame Eichler in Castro Valley asks $1.4M

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Circa-1963 midcentury designed by A. Quincy Jones

Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Thomas Westfall at Alain Pinel Realtors

Though initially conceived to give the middle-class a chance to live in well-designed homes, Eichlers are now a hot commodity in the Bay Area among well-to-do architecture geeks and midcentury aficionados. Among the Eichlers out there, which vary slightly in size and style, the prized double A-frame is one of the developer’s finest specimens.

Designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, these Eichlers are noted by high-pitched roofs, which form an atrium that starts in a courtyard entrance and runs back to a living room punctuated by glass walls and a floor-length brick fireplace.

Today one such example lands on the market in Castro Valley, asking $1,400,000.

5947 Highwood Road features five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Built in 1963, the 1,979-square-foot home has been remodeled, and now comes with a modern kitchen and a new baths. Unlike some recent Eichler renovations, which bear the mark of the devil (i.e., an open floorplan and antiseptic interiors), this one keeps its refresh gentle.

Beautiful period details can still found here, including globe lighting, wood paneling, and the aforementioned brick fireplace.

Thomas Westfall of Alain Pinel Realtors is leading the listing.

Atrium courtyard with sliding glass doors.
Living room punctuated by floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace.
Updated kitchen with globe lighting.
Family room with views of the atrium courtyard.
One of five bedrooms.
Read yard.