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It is marvelous in our eyes: Double A-frame Eichler in Castro Valley asks $1.35M

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It comes with a central courtyard and a pool

A fluorescent lime green-painted beam adds a smack of color to an otherwise muted facade.
Photos courtesy of Compass

Last week, this glorious Oakland Eichler landed on the market, blessing timelines with its double A-frame beauty. Today, another double A-frame, this one in Castro Valley, lands in our collective laps, asking a cool $1.35 million.

Measuring roughly 2,000 square feet, 5787 Highwood Road comes with five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Built in 1962, this specimen features new tile flooring, a motorized retractable roof for the central atrium (a staple of the double A-frames), a handful of skylights, a gas-heated pool, and—rejoice, midcentury purists!—an unpainted brick wood-burning fireplace.

Period details, including globe lighting and mahogany paneled walls, can still be found here. However, the house underwent a renovation during the last couple of decades; the kitchen and baths could use an immediate facelift to get rid of that dated cabinetry. Otherwise, a lovely midcentury home that, even during a pandemic, will easily sell over its asking price.

Designed by A. Quincy Jones, the double gabled construction of these particular homes, unlike the low-slug roofs found on most other Eichlers, are not only aesthetically alluring, but also form an atrium that starts in a courtyard entrance and runs to the back of the living room.

The listing is through Thomas Westfall of Compass.

The atrium with its roof retracted.
The atrium with its retractable roof closed.
The living room features exposed beams and soaring ceilings.
Photos courtesy of Compass
The pool in the back.