3610 Washington Street

Designed by William Wurster and built on the site of an adjacent home’s former tennis court in 1959, the majority of the 5,650 square foot Mid-Century pad at 3610 Washington Street is hidden behind its carport and garage, with a wind-protected garden court between.

The Presidio Heights home, which just hit the market listed for $7.5 million, remains in mostly original condition.

And based on current rates, the tax bill for the property should be around $88,000 a year if it sells at asking (versus the $5,266 paid in 2014 based on the home’s current tax assessed value of $426,666, thanks, or curses, to Proposition 13).

Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Dixon Hill

    Except for the kitchen (and probably the unseen bathrooms), it’s lovely…which means it will probably be torn down.

    • Posted by Pioneer

      Clearly, there was design cooperation/direction from the adjacent properties in order for this low-slung modern to be built in 1959. Now it’s over 50 years old and by a significant architect, so I don’t think the neighbors or historic preservation would allow a demolition.

  2. Posted by sethgreen

    oh man. to have my own tennis court there would be so grand.

  3. Posted by eddy

    That’s a “lot” of money.

    • Posted by Charlie

      have you seen the house? Perfect floorplan. Amazing views on one of the most walkable blocks in Presidio Heights

  4. Posted by woolie

    Current taxes are well below what I pay for my modest home in Oakland.

  5. Posted by Denis

    Oh I think this will sell well over asking. I would buy this in a second. Perfect block, lovely home.

  6. Posted by Jim

    Not to mention the beautiful Tommy Church garden.

  7. Posted by PPC

    This is one of my favorite homes, always has been. Congratulations to the new buyer – which I think will be fairly soon.

  8. Posted by keenplanner

    Wonderful house. Wurster is the king!

  9. Posted by Charlie

    I went to the open house last night. Maybe my favorite home in Presidio Heights (and I have seen a lot of them…) I would predict a $12M+ final selling price

    • Posted by Stop Driving

      That’s cute. This isn’t May 2015, though. 2016 is a bit more bearish, I’m afraid.

    • Posted by Denis

      I was going to say 11.5. Could easily go higher. This is grossly underpriced and will likely pull a 2600 Jackson and unlike the Jackson property it probably just needs cosmetic changes. There are always a couple of homes that list in d7 so desirable that people are going to fight over them regardless of the economic outlook and this is certainly one of them. 3700 Washington sold for over 4k per foot in 2012…

  10. Posted by Patrick

    For the buyers sake, I hope that large cypress tree is in good health. If it were to come down in a storm, it could wreak major havoc.

  11. Posted by Stop Driving

    Talk about out of place! This place would blend in in Palo Alto, but should be torn down and replaced with something that fits with the surrounding homes.

    • Posted by Stop Driving

      On second thought, a thoughtful remodel would be better. I like the layout, just not the appearance from the curb. This will be an expensive project, but totally worth it.

      • Posted by Outsider

        Your own reply brought out an audible chuckle. Glad you looked at the photos again.

        • Posted by Stop Driving

          Yeah, curb appeal only goes so far. I’m sure a nice renno on the exterior would do wonders. I could see a garage door similar to Tom Steyer’s making a huge difference.

  12. Posted by Jim

    And of course 3700 Washington is a Joe Esherick house. Architecture does pay.

    And lets hope the purchaser appreciates the Bill Wurster and Tommy Church designs, and only polishes this gem.

  13. Posted by Tom

    There’s another 1950’s low slung house on Broadway that’s between two traditional places. Looks similar to Wurster design, not sure

  14. Posted by Denis

    11.3… I was really close!

    [Editor’s Note: Mid-Century Masterpiece Fetches $11.3M in Presidio Heights.]

  15. Posted by LB

    On May 3, I wrote on my FB business page: “It’s one of the best William Wurster designed houses I’ve seen in SF.”

    Happy for the new owners. The house is something to cherish and enjoy!

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