8160 Phaeton Drive
Rarely available, sensational Eichler home located in Oakland’s Sequoyah Hills neighborhood. Built in 1965 during the heyday of Eichler homes, this particular model with its simple yet striking façade was designed by renowned mid-century modern architect Claude Oakland, and features everything you’d want in an Eichler home including a massive open-air atrium, signature great room, and that unparalleled feeling of bringing the outdoors in.
Fabulous single level unaltered open floor plan of over 2,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, and 2 full split baths including a wonderful master suite with large walk-in closet, private en-suite bath with roman tub, and direct access to the private and woodsy outdoor space. There’s an enormous attached 2 car garage with new insulated automatic door, separate laundry room, large pantry and super rare gas range in the kitchen, on demand water heater, some double pane windows, and an insulated foam roof still under warranty. You’ll find plenty of original details as well that epitomize the MCM aesthetic including gorgeous mahogany paneling in good condition, globe lights, original tile in loggia, original closet doors, gorgeous wood burning brick fireplace, and beautiful unpainted ceilings throughout.
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 8160 Phaeton Drive. Don't just own a home, own a piece of history!
Great example of an original unaltered Eichler floor plan.
High above downtown Oakland sits Sequoyah/Chabot, a small residential community tucked in the rolling hills amongst redwoods and oak forests. Many of the Spanish-, contemporary-, and traditional-style homes here sit on large lots of one acre or more, bordering the East Bay Regional Park and the Lake Chabot Golf Course. The neighborhood offers a semirural feel but is just minutes from everything a big city has to offer.
The neighborhood is all about access to open space: the views, parks, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Chabot Park is home of the 100-acre Oakland Zoo featuring more than 660 native and exotic animals, including a rainforest and an African savannah. The zoo also has a ride area that features a train that circles the park and hosts events year-round, including overnight-stay educational programs, the Clorox Wildlife Theater, and ZooLights during the holidays.
Dunsmuir House is a 37-room Neoclassical Revival mansion built in 1889 by Alexander Dunsmuir that offers historical tours and rentals for weddings and special events. The 50-acre grounds are open year-round, free of charge for picnicking and hiking. Friends of Knowland Park is actively engaged in protecting the preserve's spectacular scenery, including panoramic views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline.
Saturday June 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday June 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday June 17th from 10:00am to 1:00pm (public welcome)
Wednesday June 19th by 5:00pm
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