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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 September 15, 2019
15
Listed
37
Avg. DOM
$1,180.47
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,395,000
Med. List Price
15 Properties
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$8,995,000
Subdivision: Glen Park
4
Beds
5
Baths
6,600
Sq.Ft.
0
Year Built
13
Days on Site
489062
MLS
Poised to become the flagship architectural home in Laidley Heights, this 6,600 sqft John Maniscalco designed residence boasts some of the most stunning views in all of San Francisco and offers...
$5,995,000
Subdivision: Glen Park
6
Beds
5
Baths
0.09
Acres
0
Year Built
12
Days on Site
489285
MLS
Remarkably stunning masterpiece of a home that is extensively remodeled and designed to the nines. Captivating views are strewn throughout and are dramatized by the numerous floor-to-ceiling windows....
$5,195,000
Subdivision: Mission Dolores
3
Beds
3
Baths
5,525
Sq.Ft.
1915
Year Built
116
Days on Site
485054
MLS
The Light House on Dolores Park is a masterful conversion of an historic building dating back to 1915 into a sophisticated, modern residence spanning 5,525sf across three levels. The Light House...
Open 9/17
312 314 Liberty Street San Francisco, CA 94114
$4,950,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
5
Beds
5
Baths
3,861
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
3
Days on Site
489636
MLS
Luxury SFH w. legal 1BR guest unit on the coveted garden block of Liberty St, renovated to the studs in 2016. Just a block from Dolores Park w. PANORAMIC downtown & East Bay views. Walkability to the...
$4,850,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
3
Beds
5
Baths
3,720
Sq.Ft.
0
Year Built
66
Days on Site
487206
MLS
Perched two blocks above popular Dolores Park, this reimagined Dolores Heights view home radiates outstanding craftsmanship, thoughtful design and ethereal beauty. Offering three expansive levels of...
$3,499,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,333
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
40
Days on Site
487966
MLS
New Construction Noe Valley luxury condominium located at 4061 Cesar Chavez Street. The epitome of modern, urban living. Spread over two levels and boasts of incredible open living spaces with walls...
$3,499,000
Subdivision: Corona Heights
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,607
Sq.Ft.
1903
Year Built
14
Days on Site
489131
MLS
Welcome to The Corona Compound! Perched high above the floating fog and pulsing orb of high-tech San Francisco is the tranquility of Corona Heights, one of the most sought after view neighborhoods in...
$3,395,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
3
Beds
4
Baths
3,660
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
234
Days on Site
480531
MLS
This modernized 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom spectacular view home has a spacious floor plan boasting expansive rooms and a deck on every level to enjoy the San Francisco Bay and downtown views! The main...
Open 9/17
1985 15th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
$2,995,000
Subdivision: Mission Dolores
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,975
Sq.Ft.
1908
Year Built
3
Days on Site
489902
MLS
1985 15th Street is a phenomenal Norwegian-inspired home designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects, a world-renowned firm. The home was recently on the AIA Tour & has been featured in numerous publications...
$2,795,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
2
Beds
3
Baths
2,124
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
7
Days on Site
489130
MLS
Perched high above the Castro with sweeping, unobstructed views of downtown San Francisco, The Bay and beyond, lies this contemporary home-like condominium centered around an indoor swimming pool...
$2,750,000
Subdivision: Corona Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,435
Sq.Ft.
1908
Year Built
9
Days on Site
489026
MLS
Possessed of a luminous sophistication, light and warm modernity and spectacular views, this substantial, custom Corona Heights home is spacious, fresh and original. This top-of-the world...
$1,450,000
Subdivision: Duboce Triangle
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,113
Sq.Ft.
1903
Year Built
11
Days on Site
488971
MLS
Every part of this lovingly cared for Duboce Triangle condo translates into an ideal city sanctuary! This handsome light filled, first floor, Victorian with soaring ceilings is where you want to be!...

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