September 15, 2016

1500 36th Ave, Central Sunset

2,405 square foot Period Revival style home built in 1932. Designed by home builder, developer, contractor, and architect Oliver M. Rousseau to be used as his private residence. Current estimates value the property at about $1.9 million. There are no recent sales records for this property.

✦Style: Best known for period revival or "storybook" row houses

✦Active: Rousseau started with his father's firm, then built and designed tract homes and apartments in San Francisco, the East Bay and elsewhere from the 1910s into the 1970s.

✦Known for: Charming row houses with turrets, balconies and painted beam ceilings in the Sunset.

✦Other practitioners: Charles Clausen, the Gellert brothers and Herman C. Baumann are among builders and architects who designed similar homes in San Francisco's outlying neighborhoods.

✦Where to see Rousseaus: The finest collection of Rousseaus can be found along 33rd through 36th avenues between Kirkham and Lawton streets.

Brightening the Sunset Oliver Rousseau, a Depression-era Builder