Carlsbad Mills Act Homes

Posted by Kimberly Fyock on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 3:56pm.

The Mills Act is a federally run program that offers huge discounts on property taxes for those who own historic homes.  We have received several inquiries from clients who are looking for a home that is covered by the Mills Act in the city of Carlsbad.  When looking on the Internet for properties you will often find two designations when it comes to the Mills Act.  The first are properties that are "eligible" for the Mills Act but have not gone through the application process.  Some clients don't want these kind of properties since the application process can take up to 9 months and there is no guarantee the property will be accepted.  The second set of advertised properties are those that already have the Mills Act designation.  This is a huge selling point since the application process has already been done and the property accepted into the program.  This allows the new buyer to take over the property and continue with the Mills Act program.  It's actually a pretty easy transfer to the new buyer with the Mills Act asking the buyer to submit new exterior photos of the property and sign an agreement that they will not do any major exterior renovation without going through them first.  

The tax savings for being in the Mills Act can be HUGE.  I've seen some properties where the annual tax should be $10,000 a year and the Mills Act rate is discounted to $2,000 a year.  it's important to note that each property is different and will have different rates but the bottom line is that the savings can be significant.  Taxes in California are always 1% of the purchase price plus and additional taxes that the city may charge.  The biggest hurdle when looking in North San Diego county is that there is a limited number of historic properties that come on the market.  Then finding a home within that limited number of properties that have the Mills Act makes it very difficult to find in the Oceanside & Carlsbad beach communities.  We always recommend expanding the search as there are many Mills Act homes in the south San Diego county area like La Jolla and the Mission Hills area.  There are also historic properties in Orange County that also have the Mills Act designation.  For more information on this subject please contact our Carlsbad Real Estate agents at 760-710-0268.

Olde Carlsbad Home

Search Results

25 Properties Found. Showing Page 1 of 1
Map
Sort by:

La Jolla 1700 Torrey Pines

The "Crown Jewel of La Jolla" is a privately gated Mid-Century Spanish oceanfront estate and designated as a Historical Landmark by Architect, John Lloyd Wright. Designated Mills Act. Breathtaking 180 degree whitewater ocean views from almost every room on 0.64 acres with a pool and guest house. So rare to find parking for over 10 cars, an easy walking distance to La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club & the Village. Enjoy living in a gorgeous tropical paradise and watching beautiful bioluminescent w...$9,999,000

$9,999,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
5,428 SqFt
3 Days On Market

Rancho Santa Fe 17538 El Vuelo

Virtual showings available! MILLS ACT HOME! Resting on nearly 3 acres of gated grounds is this single story Cliff May designed architectural masterpiece, offering the finest in materials, craftsmanship, privacy, & design. Set amidst a path of several mature Cliff May signature olive trees, enter through the dramatic entrance into the oversized formal room highlighted by a grand fireplace, flanked by vaulted grapestake ceilings & skylights that span up to 18 ft in height & featuring thick wall...$5,800,000

$5,800,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
5,740 SqFt
57 Days On Market

San Diego 406 Maple St

The Britt-Scripps House is San Diego Historic Landmark No. 52 & receives Mills Act property tax abatement. This 6,270 sf Queen Victorian underwent a thorough renovation with impressive updates! The property has served as a residence, venue, law office and Bed & Breakfast. Situated in the heart of Bankers Hill on a large, corner 15,128 sf lot, this beautiful estate is just a few steps from world famous Balboa Park & minutes to Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter & the SD International airport!$5,500,000

$5,500,000
10 Beds
11 Baths
6,270 SqFt
16 Days On Market

Point Loma 541 Silvergate Avenue

***Rock Star Once In A Lifetime Iconic Mid Century Modern***Mills Act*** Significant Tax Savings*** Over $500,000 Half A Million Dollars Of Value @5% Cap Rate***Over One Acre 49,658 Sq Ft Flat Level Usable Lot***Detached Guest Quarters***Parking For 12 Cars***RV Parking Potential***Single Story Living***4BR/5BA, ***4,335 Sq Ft***1958 William Stephenson Timeless Masterpiece***11 1/2 Ft Ceilings***Floor To Ceiling Windows & Sliding Glass Doors***Coveted Wooded Area***Airport, Downtown, SDYC in...$4,250,000

$4,250,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
4,042 SqFt
6 Days On Market

Rancho Santa Fe 6126 Paseo Delicias

Truly romantic historical Lilian Rice row home. Exceptional details and quality materials used in full remodel. Main house w/master bedroom and den/workout room. Back guest unit has 2 bedrooms w/2 bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings, oak flooring, custom cabinetry, fabulous kitchen! Beautifully landscaped w/outdoor living areas. Live w/in the heart of the village with total privacy. The property is registered on the historical Mills Act, offering close to a 75% annual savings on property taxes...a HU...$2,995,000

$2,995,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,814 SqFt
15 Days On Market

La Jolla 350 Fern Glen

This picture-perfect 1920’s Tudor Revival, lovingly restored and updated with modern conveniences, envelops you in its beauty, warmth and timeless elegance. Sufton Cottage abounds in sophisticated craftsmanship and design; offering pitched gabled roofs, framed dormers and a picturesque, manicured English garden. Enjoy the light-filled eat-in kitchen, fireplaces and expansive deck. This designated Historical Mills Act property in La Jolla’s Beach Barber Tract is just three blocks to famed Wind...$2,899,000

$2,899,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,702 SqFt
3 Days On Market

La Jolla 464 Prospect St 608

Elegant 464 Prospect is a gracious single story home, featuring high ceilings, spacious entry foyer, large eat in kitchen, living room with fireplace, the huge dining room affords great entertaining opportunities. The master has superb storage, its bathroom has dual sinks, spa tub and separate shower. There are two flower draped patios w The renowned common areas and amenities, include valet parking,onsite management,gym,pool,magnificent roof deck, party room.MILLS ACT PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AVA...$2,290,000

$2,290,000
2 Beds
3 Baths
2,665 SqFt
22 Days On Market

Point Loma 2922 Evergreen Street

Gorgeous Master Piece built in 1912 by a MASTER ARCHITECT…2019 Kitchen of the Year in San Diego Better Homes & Garden this house has not skipped a beat in the design and creativeness. This newly designed 4,335 square foot home offers a dream kitchen perfect for entertaining …stocked with a Bertazzoni 48” Range & 36 “ Subzero. Candidate for the MILLS ACT. The bathrooms have all been remodeled and upgraded with the finest finishes, and brand-new plumbing,. Guest bedroom offers amazing en-suite.$2,195,000

$2,195,000
6 Beds
4 Baths
4,355 SqFt
31 Days On Market

La Jolla 7722 Ludington Pl

The Mod House, built by renowned architect Rod Youngson, AIA, as his personal residence, is a mid-century modern classic. Located in a landmark La Jolla neighborhood, the home features walls of glass & 10’ view windows that merge indoors with the outside. Natural light abounds throughout, from the stunning living room & den, to the Master Retreat with peak ocean views. Multiple inner courtyards offer a respite from the everyday. The property may also qualify for the Mills Act. More rendering...$2,100,000

$2,100,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,882 SqFt
140 Days On Market

La Jolla 6714 Muirlands Dr.

Meet the “Larrabee House” from 1933 and designed by master architect, Edgar Ullrich. Home will likely meet the criteria for a historic designation and subsequently a Mills Act designation, saving you thousands in annual property tax. Amazing location. You’d never be able to get a permit for a three story house like this one again. Ocean views from 2nd and 3rd levels. Charm and character abound but lots of deferred maintenance and renovation needed to bring this home back to its former glory.$1,999,000

$1,999,000
6 Beds
5 Baths
4,046 SqFt
17 Days On Market

Kensington 4343 Ridgeway Drive

Historical Landmark No. 1235, and Mills Act designated offering substantial property tax savings. Built in 1948 by Kensington builder, Leonard Johnson, as his personal residence, this mid-century home offers flexibility, privacy and ease. Unassuming from the exterior, this home offers fine finishes and an exceptional floor plan thoughtfully designed around the canyon crest to offer majestic and sweeping views to San Miguel Mountain. Please see supplement and property video tour for additional...$1,695,000

$1,695,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,481 SqFt
20 Days On Market

North Park 2727 28th

Extraordinary, historic, Spanish Revival view home with Mills Act (tax savings!) potential located on arguably the most desirable block in all of Morley Field, directly across from the Balboa Golf Course. Remarkable, signature, hardwood floors, period fireplace, soaring ceilings, stunning original wrought-iron sconces & lovely oak & mahogany spiral staircase. Great restoration potential in this lovely park-side home!$1,595,000

$1,595,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
2,500 SqFt
14 Days On Market

Point Loma 3244 Dumas St

SPANISH BEAUTY WITH MILLS ACT IN LOMA PORTAL. Beautifully restored 5 bedroom home nestled in one of Point Loma's most idyllic neighborhoods, featuring sun-drenched spacious rooms, an inviting eat-in kitchen with Blue Star chef's range/oven, coved & vaulted ceilings, generous dining room (the perfect spot for those holiday gatherings) & plenty of outdoor space from the roof-top deck to the provincial inspired yard with outdoor kitchen..and a driveway that can accommodate boat and/or RV parkin...$1,449,000

$1,449,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
2,853 SqFt
14 Days On Market

San Diego 2019-2021 Granada Ave

Variance granted for Detached. Swiss Chalet Style duplex with Mills Act tax benefits! Wonderful 2unit property with front 2b2b home & 2b1b unit upstairs.Live in one and rent the other!Both units offer views of Downtown&Balboa Park. Meticulously maintained home offers history & charm with modern upgraded baths and kitchen downstairs. Original hardwood floors throughout. Each unit has it's own a private yard, view patio, and w/d. You'll love the walkability in this beautiful neighborhood!$1,399,000

$1,399,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,165 SqFt
6 Days On Market

San Diego 1504 Fern Street

Please see supplement below. This exquisite property has four bedrooms with an optional fifth bedroom and two and a half baths. Beautifully maintained (last sold in 1977). Most original aspects have been retained. Each room has remarkable charm; a sizable standing height attic area is accessible from the second floor (not included in sf). Built around the year 1912; a new owner can apply for the Mills Act tax designation to reduce taxes. Development potential for 4 uniits. All measurements to...$1,375,000

$1,375,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
2,598 SqFt
64 Days On Market

Kensington 4120 Hilldale Road

Classic Spanish! Single story! Charming porte cochere entrance to front courtyard/ Mills Act potential! 3 bedroom 2 bath w/large step down LR w/fireplace, formal DR yet open to the very spacious remodeled kitchen w/significant cabinetry and updated appliances including a wine captain. Generous master suite, remodeled baths & hardwoods throughout. Central heat and A/C. Rear yard is private w/brick patio & lawn on an over 7000 sf lot!. BBQ area and oversized single car garage. Central Kensingto...$1,369,000

$1,369,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,070 SqFt
1 Days On Market

North Park 2840 Maple St

**Health & Sunlight Architectural Design**End Of A Cul De Sac**Canyon **Mills Act**Serene**Private**Richard Requa**1941* 3BR/ 2 1/2BA *1,674 Sq Ft California Cottage**15,000 Sq Ft Lot** Nestled On The Rim Of Switzer Canyon**Gleaming Hardwood Floors**Six Sets Of French Doors**Tranquil Decks Opening Onto A Peacful Canyon**Gourmet Ktchen**Charming Veranda**Cherry Cabinents**Southernly Sunlight Exposure**2019/2020 Bi Annual Taxes $1875**Downtown In 5 Min**Balboa Park in One Min**Eight Min From Th...$1,350,000

$1,350,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,674 SqFt
3 Days On Market

Hillcrest 666 Upas St 1103

What’s the value of timeless quality, long honored reputation and unmatched location? Some would say, ‘priceless.’Nearly fifty years ago, famed architect William Krisel envisioned a modern residential tower hosting spacious units, rich with building amenities and perched on the one spot where the views all around capture this gifted city's best. A Mid-Century classic, the Del Prado is crowned with Historical Designation honors and the Mills Act potential saving . . . Continue in Supplemental...$1,275,000

$1,275,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,697 SqFt
69 Days On Market

San Diego 1624-1626 30th St

This stunning Craftsman Style duplex with Mills Act Designation is located in lovely South Park. The home has been maintained to the era and has the original charm and character. This rarely available duplex has private entrances and a washer/dryer in each unit. There is also a single car garage with a workshop and a private patio and is centrally located. The roof is a PVC Durolast roofing system, which is a new technology with a 15 year guarantee and the entire home was recently painted.$1,225,000

$1,225,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
3,048 SqFt
37 Days On Market

Downtown 702 Ash Street 1100

Unique opportunity to own a piece of history. Spanning Southwest from front of ELC on 11th floor, enjoy the Amazing views of the Cityscape, bay, harbor and evening lights from every window. Split master bedroom and bathroom suites. 9 ft ceilings with open living area flooded with light from over sized windows. Only 4 residences on this floor,Can add W/D in unit. Mills Act in place for property tax advantage$620,000

$620,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,212 SqFt
59 Days On Market

Downtown 702 Ash St 406

Charming 4th floor condo in historic building, uniquely positioned w/ no shared walls on either end! Receives plenty of sunlight with views of Downtown & Balboa Park. Freshly painted, upgraded kitchen w/ SS appliances. New flooring in kitchen & living room. Various built-in wall shelving added for extra storage. Smart home enabled-LED lighting throughout, Nest Thermostat & Lutron Caseta wireless switches, water sensors as well as door & window sensors. Mills Act eligible for reduced propert...$545,000

$545,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,120 SqFt
29 Days On Market

Downtown 702 Ash St 604

Stunning 2 bed/2 bath in the Historic El Cortez full of unique charm & character with valet parking, pool/spa & gym. Best location downtown - walk to Little Italy, Gaslamp, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, & easy freeway access. Remodeled with new paint, carpet, master bath w/ touch-less fixtures, wood blinds, & remodeled kitchen with quartz counters. This is the larger 2/2 floor plan & comes w/ GE in-unit laundry & 2 PARKING SPACES. Mills ACT Approved - Save on Property Tax! Priced To Sell - W...$519,000

$519,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,118 SqFt
1 Days On Market

Downtown 702 Ash Street 407

https://tours.previewfirst.com/ml/89181. The ultimate urban lifestyle awaits from this chic, corner-unit condominium in the iconic El Cortez. Light-filled and lovely, the beautifully remodeled interior includes 1 generously-sized bedroom, 1 bath, city views, new carpet, in-unit laundry, and a gorgeous granite kitchen with new vinyl flooring and stainless appliances. El Cortez is a historically designated building whereby owners can benefit from the Mills Act property tax reduction. Community ...$385,000

$385,000
1 Beds
1 Baths
782 SqFt
186 Days On Market

Downtown 702 Ash Street 202

Embrace the coveted urban lifestyle from this beautifully remodeled, corner-unit condominium in the iconic El Cortez. The open, light-infused interior offers 1 bedroom, 1 bath, city views, wood flooring throughout, a sleek granite kitchen with stainless appliances, and French doors opening onto a sprawling common area terrace perfect for entertaining or relaxing with friends & family. El Cortez is a historically designated building whereby owners can benefit from the Mills Act property tax re...$340,000

$340,000
1 Beds
1 Baths
628 SqFt
135 Days On Market

National City 1441 Hoover Ave

Great Investment Opportunity ~ one of the first bungalows built in the area. May qualify for Mills Act as on of few homes remaining as an original. Professionally upgraded with architects, engineers and licensed upgrades. Walking distance to 32nd Street. Ideal for first-time buyers, as well as, rental property.$325,000

$325,000
2 Beds
1 Baths
650 SqFt
1 Days On Market

Leave a Comment

Listing information last updated on May 25th, 2020 at 4:00am PDT.