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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 20, 2018
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Listed
13
Avg. DOM
$1,210.08
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,242,500
Med. List Price
16 Properties Found. Showing 1-12
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3847 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
3847 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 39
$9,400,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.07
BUILT
1907
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
475963
This classic Victorian home near San Francisco's Mission Dolores Park has been reimagined for 21st-century living, adding contemporary and high-tech conveniences behind a timeless facade. Highlights...
645 Duncan Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
Open House
645 Duncan Street San Francisco, CA 94131
1 of 86
$6,995,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,165
BUILT
2017
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
474798
Magnificent newly built home with stunning views across the city on a residential block in coveted Noe Valley. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and all the amenities you desire! Elevator to 3rd floor:...
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
66Days
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...
4068 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94131
4068 Cesar Chavez San Francisco, CA 94131
1 of 54
$5,195,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
3,800
BUILT
1921
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
475453
Stunning! Down to the studs modern expansion and remodel. Panoramic postcard northern and eastern views of the Downtown skyline, San Francisco Bay, East Bay Hills, and Twin Peaks from 3 floors....
33 Day Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Open House
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
6Days
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...
639 Grand View Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94114
639 Grand View Avenue San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 57
$3,995,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,666
BUILT
1958
ON SITE
43Days
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...
2335 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
Open House
2335 Diamond Street San Francisco, CA 94131
1 of 26
$3,888,000
Subdivision: Glen Park
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,620
BUILT
2013
ON SITE
6Days
MLS
476165
Sophisticated custom-built single family view home with an impeccable floorplan and modern design. 4+ bedrooms and 3.5 luxury bathrooms perfectly planned on 3 levels for indoor/outdoor entertaining...
1171 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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
7Days
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,...
3845 21st Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Open House
3845 21st Street San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 60
$2,985,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,295
BUILT
1906
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
475796
Well-crafted intelligence of the old world preserved- sophisticated 21st Century design thinking, anchor this residence to authentic, enduring materials, gracefully elevated by the...
232 Corbett Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94114
Open House
232 Corbett Avenue San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 54
$2,495,000
Subdivision: Corona Heights
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
1914
ON SITE
7Days
MLS
476118
Meticulously renovated over the past few years, this Craftsman style home offers a perfect combination of modern amenities & period character. The main level features an open plan enhanced by high...
1169 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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
7Days
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...
19 Rosemont Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
Open House
19 Rosemont Place San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 24
$1,980,000
Subdivision: Mission Dolores
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
0
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
475377
This crisp, light-filled two-level residence is a unique urban oasis, comfortable in scale, and filled with elevated contemporary style. The home features 2 beds, 2.5 baths, an exclusive terrace off...

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