Back in the 1930s, developer Oliver Rousseau decided to build a set of absolutely adorable homes, mostly in the Sunset, that were affordable for middle-class workers priced out of fancier neighborhoods like Forest Hill and St. Francis Wood. These Mediterranean-accented storybook houses are still around, although they aren't really what anyone would call affordable anymore. The latest to come on the market is 1568 36th Avenue, which is asking $1.15 million for its three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside, the house is one of the less picturesque Rousseaus (no turret!), but inside it has all of the beamed ceilings and arched doorways you'd expect from one of the developer's creations.
Both the living and the dining room are filled with character, from the carved fireplace to the arched doorways bordered by pillars. The main level also holds the two primary bedrooms and a very simple kitchen. The large, finished lower level could host a number of uses. It has its own kitchen, bathroom, and separate entrance, but its most notable feature is a medieval-feeling rounded fireplace. A leafy garden out back serves as the final finishing touch.
· Stunning Rousseau Confection Lists for $1.295M in the Sunset [Curbed SF]
· 1568 36th Avenue [Official Site]