April 05, 2016

600 St Francis Blvd, St Francis Wood

600 St Francis Blvd Today

600 St Francis Blvd 1976

4,716 square foot Spanish Revival style residence built in 1929. Last sold for $200K in 1977. Current estimates value the property at $4.5 million. The house looks almost exactly as did in 1976! The only difference being some slightly overgrown shrubbery in the vintage photo.

Assessed at $392,129 Property Taxes $4,604.77*
*The owners of this property have benefitted from Prop 13

What is Prop 13?
Under Proposition 13 tax reform, property tax value was rolled back and frozen at the 1976 assessed value level. Property tax increases on any given property were limited to no more than 2% per year as long as the property was not sold. Once sold, the property was reassessed at 1% of the sale price, and the 2% yearly cap became applicable to future years. This allowed property owners to finally be able to estimate the amount of future property taxes, and determine the maximum amount taxes could increase as long as he or she owned the property.

600 St Francis Blvd Churrigueresque Entry Detail

Churrigueresque refers to a Spanish Baroque style of elaborate sculptural architectural ornament which emerged as a manner of stucco decoration in Spain in the late 17th century and was used up to about 1750, marked by extreme, expressive and florid decorative detailing, normally found above the entrance on the main facade of a building.

Monogram Letter "A" Entry Detail

It may just be a coincidence, but the current homeowner's last name begins with the letter "A". Is it classy or déclassé to monogram your house? Mark Zuckerberg chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of Facebook monogrammed his new Mission Dolores manse with the letter "F", featuring it prominently over his garage door.

City of SF Architectural Survey Form 1976