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.