Set on a large lot in the Sequoyah Hills, 8010 Shay Drive is a one of a kind East Bay masterpiece. This beautifully remodeled classic Eichler home has been completely transformed, adhering to mid-century period details throughout.
Famed Architect A. Quincy Jones, along with Frederick E. Emmons, churned out midcentury-modern designs for a select number of Eichler homes. 8010 Shay Drive is a tastefully restored double gable Eichler. This “Lost Eichler” neighborhood contains the only Eichlers in Oakland. The double A-frame model, the largest floor plan of the Eichler layouts, was designed by Eichler’s most awarded architect, A. Quincy Jones. This unique design has no posts or horizontal beams in the middle of the “grand room” making it the most spacious and clean design possible for a Double Gable layout home.
The Eichler design embraces a strong indoor/outdoor connection. In particular this home boasts a stunning light-filled atrium, a spacious great room with a soaring wood-paneled ceiling, wood burning fireplaces and walls of glass overlooking the pool.
This generous floor plan offers 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths on a single level with 2,421 square feet of living space making this one of the largest Eichler homes in the East Bay. The property was originally built as a five-bedroom home; one bedroom and the garage have since been converted into an entertainment space with custom wet bar, sunken lounge area with built-in seating, floating steel fireplace and period lighting throughout.
A comprehensive remodel of the kitchen was recently completed with new quartz countertops, Columbia walnut and white custom cabinets and KitchenAid appliances. No detail has been left unattended in this quintessential mid-century modern kitchen.
The master suite features a spacious bedroom, walk-in closet, full bathroom plus additional vanity and dressing area. The recently remodeled bathroom includes a shower with Birmingham ceramic subway tile and Merola penny tile lining the walls and floor. The floating vanities add that sense of modernism while still keeping true to the style of the home.
Skylights throughout bring in an abundance of natural light and showcase the concrete floors. You will experience a constant state of zen with the indoor-outdoor design, as garden spaces surround you in almost every room.
With fewer than 50 homes in the development, these mid-century modern homes in the East Bay represent one of Joseph's Eichlers smaller housing tracts. Only a few Oakland Hills Eichlers are typically sold each year so you will not want to miss your opportunity to own this Modern Masterpiece.
Oakland’s lovely hillside neighborhoods and lively shopping districts draw residents to the East Bay’s largest city - an exciting, vibrant, urban community. The Sequoyah/Chabot neighborhood is tucked in the rolling hills amongst redwoods and oak forests. Many of the homes here sit on large lots which border 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.
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.
It’s easy to enjoy a wide variety of year-round outdoor activities in Oakland. Lake Merritt, located in the heart of the city, offers a 3.4-mile walking path, picnicking, sailing, and kayaking. Redwood and Joaquin Regional Parks encompass stately forests of 150-foot coast redwoods and provide miles of hiking, jogging, and horseback-riding trails. Anthony Chabot Regional Park offers golfing, an equestrian center, hiking, bicycling, and fishing.
The Sequoyah Hills neighborhood is just a short drive to popular dining and shopping areas in Rockridge, Temescal, Dimond and Laurel Districts.