Our little hill in Castro Valley
A colleague of mine owns an Eichler in San Rafael and is looking for a tenant! It’s a 3/2 in Terra Linda, which is also in the Dixie School district. The price is going to be $2,850 a month and the property will be available beginning June 5th. Please let me know if you are interested and I will put you personally in touch with the owner.
Added by Thomas Westfall on May 23, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments
An education is priceless, and not having to pay for a private education is one of the many reasons people find Castro Valley attractive. We have a very good public school system that is not only recognized in the Bay Area and the state, but the nation as well. U.S. News & World Report recently did a review and awarded Castro Valley High School a Silver medal and recognized them as one of the top 1000 high schools in the nation! Here’s the link if you’d like to take a look at…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on May 9, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Castro Valley, like many towns throughout the Bay Area, has a weekly farmer’s market. Our farmer’s market happens on Saturdays between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the North Eastern corner of the BART parking lot from May 18th to October 26th. What I like most about CV’s farmer’s market besides the freshness and supporting farmers directly are the prices. I’ve found our market to be one of the better deals, and especially when you compare it to some of the better known…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on April 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The 93rd annual Rowell Ranch Rodeo is coming May 18th and 19th to Castro Valley. This long standing tradition is one of the coolest events in the area and something everyone should attend at least once in their lifetime. The rodeo is also celebrated with a parade on Castro Valley Boulevard and scheduled for the afternoon of May 11th. There’s also a chili cook-off and other events for cowboys, cowgirls, and city slickers too. Please visit…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on April 9, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments
Did you know this website is mobile-compatible? Just come to the regular web address from your smartphone and you should be redirected to GCVEichler.com/m (or you could just type that in on your tablet if it's easier for you to digest the simplified format on that device as well). There is a menu button in the upper right hand corner to navigate to the different pages, including an option to call up the regular full desktop version of the…Continue
Added by Andria on February 22, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
A new year-long exhibit opens tomorrow (February 23) at The California Museum in Sacramento, devoted to Ray Eames, the understated (and often misidentified) wife in the famous duo with husband and partner Charles. Celebrating her centennial, "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design" will not only chronicle the well-known Eames collaborative body of work, but also showcase new information about her early life as a…Continue
Added by Andria on February 22, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Hi folks! My newest listing is coming and it’s a wonderfully original and incredibly clean Eichler in Greenridge. The property is in the process of being prepped for market and we are doing some great upgrades and improvements for the new owner(s) while keeping with the Eichler aesthetic. The property is in a great location on the hill and this is the first time it’s been on the market since 1965.
Watch this space for full details and a link to the website when the…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on October 16, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments
Attention foodies! I highly recommend you spend a Monday evening in Hayward - specifically the triangle that separates Mission and Foothill off of Jackson. Off the Grid is going to be occupying the space every Monday from 5:30 to 9:00 this Fall and apparently continuing into the Winter from 5:30 to 8:00. Here’s the link to their website, www.offthegridsf.com for further information and an opportunity to see who is…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on August 31, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments
I'm at 5616 Greenridge Rd. Need to replace some siding and trying to avoid the drive to Novato...
Let me know if you have any sheets (4x9) and I'll come get them! If I don't get a response by 8/31/12 I'll get them from Eichler siding. Thanks!
Added by Steven on August 18, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments
Andria and I spent Easter weekend in Los Angeles seeing family and some really great examples of mid-century modern design and architecture. Even though I was born in the Bay, I grew up in Los Angeles in a cool little neighborhood known as Ladera Heights. Ladera is located on the west side of LA, West of La Cienega and North of Centinela to give you an idea. The neighborhood was mostly developed in the 50’s and 60’s and features some incredible mid-century modern architecture usually…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on April 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The Greenridge neighborhood definitely has a season when it comes to real estate, and this is the time of the year that we start seeing listings. With that said, it’s my pleasure to announce that 5293 Greenridge Road will be coming on the market…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on January 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Don’t be fooled by looking at the market in black and white. Last year was a very interesting year for real estate to say the least, and some very profound things were happening here in Greenridge. Not all Eichlers are created equally, and the condition of the property both physically and financially will make a huge difference in regards to price. For example, in 2010 we saw multiple sales in the mid-$600k’s while most of the Eichler sales landed in the mid-$500k’s, and one as low as…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on January 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Ok, so it's Palo Alto, and they hired the architect who designed Facebook's Cafe to remodel their place, but still some great slideshows and worth taking a look for some inspiration:
Added by Thomas Westfall on January 9, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
If you missed the debut of American Masters - Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect & The Painter on PBS tonight, you can look for the reruns (through Dec 27) on KQED on this page - or…Continue
Added by Andria on December 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Hello neighbors, we've got a new kitchen coming in and would like to see if anyone would like to have anything from the original kitchen. We've got slider doors and the original pull out built in table.
We've also got a pretty new oven / convection oven that fits the original cabinet dimensions for sale.
Please email : Kelleekessler@yahoo.com
Added by Kellee Kessler on December 11, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments
Verne Joss and family are sad to let the neighborhood know that Herb Joss passed away last week. Herb spent many years tending the foot of the hill Triangle as his gift to Greenridge and many neighbors remember the kind help he gave to them personally. Herb was a World War II Navy pilot and will have a military burial with honors. It will be a family affair.
Added by Sylvia Tedesco on December 4, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments
Refinishing the mahogany walls of an Eichler home may be easier than you think and this is an excellent example of a sweat equity project that pays huge dividends. I’m sure if you do some research you will find a lot of different opinions but this is what I did to get some fantastic results.
Preparation is the key to any project and it’s imperative to have the right tools and work space. Most of us are living in our homes so you may have to move some furniture to create an ample…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on November 24, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
There have been a few stories circulating about this recently - here is a good one from Architizer.com.
Our mahognany walls need to be refinshed, does anyone have instructions, or even better, a trustworthy referral for someone that can do this for us?
Kellee & Kristina
This year I was fortunate enough to become one of the official members of the Eichler Network for real estate in the East Bay! One of the coolest things about being a member besides the endorsement, is multiple copies of the official Eichler owner’s quarterly magazine, CA Modern. CA Modern is sent to all owners of Eichler homes per gratis throughout the Bay Area, yet difficult to get for a lot people interested in Eichler homes and their…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on October 17, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments