18450 Lomond Way
First time on the market ever for this extraordinary mid-century modern masterpiece designed by legendary architect Claude Oakland, and built by Eichler homes in 1963. Owned by one family, lovingly maintained for decades, and recently renovated to today’s standards with total respect to the Eichler aesthetic. This particular Eichler model known as the GR-4 is also one of the most popular designs for its large 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single level open floor plan of over 1900 square feet, spacious open air atrium, separate laundry room that’s large enough for an office or hobby room, and massive 2 car attached garage.
18450 Lomond Way is the perfect combination of classic mid-century modern design with all the modern “big-ticket” improvements you’d want in an Eichler home. Those upgrades include aluminum framed and frameless double pane windows throughout, insulated foam roof under warranty from Eichler specialists Abril roofing, all new Eichler siding and insulation added, upgraded grounded electrical and newer circuit panels, newer sewer lateral, upgraded boiler for the radiant heating, and newer exterior paint with an impressive and detailed color palate that accentuates the simple yet striking facade of the Eichler home.
There’s plenty of original features as well to please the Eichler purist including unpainted grey-wash ceilings, original mahogany paneling in very good condition, an unpainted brick wood-burning fireplace in the great room, original kitchen with large pantry and upgraded stainless steel appliances including Fisher-Paykel & Bosch, and an original unaltered floor plan.
All situated on an impressive corner lot of over ¼ acre, or 11,625 square feet per tax records that’s been meticulously landscaped with incredible attention to detail in the front, back and side yards including programmable irrigation, and an ultra-mod redwood retaining wall in back. Truly a private oasis with mature trees including various maples, blue cedar, Eureka lemon, a persimmon tree; ideal for outdoor dining, relaxing, and play with family and friends.
The architect Claude Oakland has been credited with designing over 3,430 Eichler homes in 51 subdivisions, and worked for Eichler homes for over 25 years. Oakland was originally an architect for the first firm hired by Eichler homes Anshen and Allen, and later founded his own firm in 1960 and designed Eichler homes until 1974, the last year Eichler homes were constructed. Oakland was responsible for “cleaning up the lines” of some of the first designs that created the Eichler aesthetic, and evolved with the times to create such amazing homes as the GR-4 of Greenridge.
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 stunning contemporary library, renovated downtown area, and the new Eden Hospital.