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District 5 (Central District) Modern + Mid-Century Modern Homes

If you are looking for a mid-century modern or contemporary home, San Francisco's District 5 is a great place to start your search. At first glance, the Central District may appear to be full of Victorian houses, Edwardian flats, and charming cottages. Look again, however, and you’ll find enough mid-century and contemporary gems to please even the most discriminating modernist palate.  

San Francisco's Twin Peaks or Clarendon Heights neighborhoods might be a good place to begin your search if mid-century design is on your radar. Both neighborhoods were developed after World War II, and include homes designed by John Funk, Anshen & Allen, Charles Warren Callister, and Malone & Hooper. Although many of the homes have been remodeled, it is still possible to find a mid-century treasure in its original condition.

Another good bet for interesting architecture is Ashbury Heights / Parnassus, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of traditional and modern homes. Richard Neutra and Bernard Maybeck are represented in the architecture of Parnassus Heights, as are Louis Christian Mullgardt and Ira Kurlander, who designed a dramatic two-story Streamline Moderne dwelling that can be found on Shrader Street.

For those looking for something a little more contemporary, or traditional with a contemporary twist, the Noe Valley and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods provide for some interesting house hunting. An ultra-modern, glass, steel, and concrete home designed by Phil Mathews is quite a showplace, as are contemporary homes designed by well-respected architects Chris McMahon and Levy Art + Architecture.

Even some of those well-maintained Victorians and dignified Edwardians in the Noe Valley and Duboce Triangle just might hold a few surprises designed to delight the modern soul. Renovated “traditional” style homes are becoming increasingly popular and boast sleek modern interiors. Craig Steely, Chris McMahon, and Levy Art + Architecture have all designed some sophisticated, up-to-date interiors, introducing modern aesthetics to traditional homes.

In San Francisco’s District 5 you’ll find a true melting pot of cultures, lifestyles, and architecture. Here you will find a lot of character and a rich variety of architectural style, offering something for every sensibility, and plenty of opportunity to express your modernist spirit.

Contact San Francisco Modern, San Francisco Architectural Realtors, for assistance buying a modernist home in San Francisco District 5.

District 5 Modern, San Francisco - Modern Homes for Sale November 20, 2018
9
Listed
68
Avg. DOM
$1,172.97
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,695,000
Med. List Price
9 Properties Found.
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322 324 Chattanooga Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
322 324 Chattanooga Street San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 41
$6,795,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
4,843
BUILT
1923
ON SITE
54Days
MLS
476807
This beautifully conceived and carefully realized modern residence is for those who want to stand out. With an expansive scale in every space, a restrained palette of finish material and color,...
651 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
651 Dolores Street San Francisco, CA 94110
1 of 85
$5,995,000
Subdivision: Mission Dolores
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
5,493
BUILT
1917
ON SITE
127Days
MLS
469525
This townhouse is like nothing you have seen before. Across from the renovated Dolores Park this home has been crafted from a restored church. Private entry salon features marble flrs & barrel...
33 Day Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
33 Day Street San Francisco, CA 94110
1 of 58
$4,788,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,087
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
67Days
MLS
475910
33 Day St is a newly remodeled, luxury high-tech residence ideally located in Noe Valley, regarded as one of San Francisco's hottest neighborhoods, for its sunny weather, trendy shops and restaurants...
3627 21st Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
3627 21st Street San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 66
$4,400,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,003
BUILT
1931
ON SITE
33Days
MLS
477825
Experience captivating views of Downtown, East Bay, and the Peninsula from this gorgeous 3bd/3ba home in coveted Dolores Heights. Meticulously rebuilt in 2015 to exacting luxury standards, the...
639 Grand View Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94114
639 Grand View Avenue San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 57
$3,695,000 ( $300,000 )
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,666
BUILT
1958
ON SITE
104Days
MLS
474335
Modernized, 3 level, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom spectacular view home with awesome floor plan boasting expansive rooms, high-end finishes and balcony on every level to enjoy the SF bay and downtown...
1171 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Open House
1171 Stanyan Street San Francisco, CA 94117
1 of 19
$3,500,000
Subdivision: Cole Valley/Parnassu
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
68Days
MLS
476141
Located in the heart of Cole Valley, 1171 Stanyan Street represents the epitome of modern living. This spacious brand new condominium boasts a dramatic, 2-level floor plan w/soaring ceilings,...
2096 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
2096 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94131
1 of 36
$2,295,000 ( $300,000 )
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,391
BUILT
1988
ON SITE
62Days
MLS
476381
This extraordinary house-like condominium showcases wonderful open plan living, gorgeous contemporary design and finishes, spectacular City and Bay views, all paired with a unique and private...
1169 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Open House
1169 Stanyan Street San Francisco, CA 94117
1 of 23
$2,200,000
Subdivision: Cole Valley/Parnassu
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
68Days
MLS
476140
Located in the heart of Cole Valley, 1169 Stanyan Street represents the epitome of modern living. This spacious brand new condominium boasts an open floor plan with soaring ceilings, luxurious...
49 Uranus Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94114
Open House
49 Uranus Terrace San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 34
$1,749,000 ( $154,000 )
Subdivision: Corona Heights
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,573
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
37Days
MLS
477636
Perched atop Corona Heights, this 3bd/2.5ba condo will inspire you every day with its breathtaking city views. After entering the foyer, you take a few steps down to the entertaining area. This area...

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