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Extraordinary, one of a kind Eichler home in Castro Valley’s Greenridge neighborhood that redefines the wow factor with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and well over 3,000 square feet as per tax records, and over 3,300 measure square feet of living space!
This Mid-century modern unicorn is a Jones and Emmons “pop-top” model that was built in 1960, and then reimagined in 1974 by the original owners with the help of the original architects to create something unique and spectacular, and that’s an understatement!
Approximately 1.600 additional feet was added to the home to create a whole other wing with a loggia, gallery, and primary suite with Malm fireplace to create the crown jewel of Greenridge.
The current owners have taken the home to the next level by respectfully updating everyone’s favorite features including a full kitchen remodel that’s absolutely exquisite with massive ceramic tile island, gorgeous GE CAFE appliances, ample cabinet and storage, and a rare gas range for an Eichler home, as well as remodeling the 2 original bathrooms with high end fixtures, and a bathroom/wardrobe addition to the primary bedroom with separate shower and bubble tub, as well as laundry facility.
Other features include period specific cork flooring throughout, original globe lights and mahogany paneling, beautiful unpainted ceilings, an open air atrium entrance, and an open concept floor plan in the great room for today’s living. Upgrades and other details include an insulated foam roof, updated electrical system, EV charger, newer high efficiency boilers for the radiant heating, 2 car attached garage with automatic door, remote control solar shade window treatments throughout, 2 Nest thermostats, Nest video doorbell, and a CAT-5e wireless system for efficiently working at home, or running a business.
All this on one of the premier lots in the neighborhood of almost 15,000 square feet with large and level irrigated and manicured outdoor space with a courtyard patio that’s incredibly private, and absolutely perfect for entertaining with family and friends throughout the year. There’s even a matching playhouse, and a child’s beach for those looking for a sanctuary for the kids, or kid at heart.
Nestled in a quiet valley surrounded by oak-studded rolling hills, Castro Valley enjoys a rural atmosphere in the midst of urban Alameda County. With the San Leandro Hills extending along its northeastern edge, Castro Valley boasts such natural amenities as an extensively developed park system, a swimming lagoon, and an 18-hole golf course. Lake Chabot Regional Park offers boating, hiking, and an annual spring fishing derby.
This vibrant community of a little more than 60,000 residents hosts an annual fall festival and car show, a chili cook-off, and a rodeo parade. Seasonal farmers' markets sell fresh produce from the nearby Central Valley. Youth activities include softball, baseball, soccer, and basketball leagues, as well as a track club. Historic Rowell Ranch Rodeo holds rodeo events and chooses a Rodeo Queen each year. Castro Valley’s Adobe Art Gallery displays group art exhibits, student exhibits, and children's and senior art.
Castro Valley homes range from 10-acre properties with plenty of room for horses to custom-built homes with views of the surrounding hills and three-bedroom, single-family homes close to schools and shopping.