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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 July 19, 2019
10
Listed
50
Avg. DOM
$1,195.34
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$4,047,500
Med. List Price
10 Properties
$8,995,000
Subdivision: Glen Park
3
Beds
5
Baths
6,600
Sq.Ft.
0
Year Built
45
Days on Site
485838
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...
Open 7/21
1753 Noe Street San Francisco, CA 94131
$6,250,000
Subdivision: Glen Park
6
Beds
5
Baths
0.09
Acres
0
Year Built
50
Days on Site
485654
MLS
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. This grand...
Open 7/20
4085 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
$5,595,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
3
Beds
5
Baths
3,720
Sq.Ft.
0
Year Built
8
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...
$5,195,000
Subdivision: Mission Dolores
3
Beds
3
Baths
5,525
Sq.Ft.
1915
Year Built
58
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 7/20
571 Noe Street San Francisco, CA 94114
$4,200,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
3
Beds
4
Baths
0.06
Acres
1900
Year Built
50
Days on Site
485577
MLS
This is a WOW! Stunning interiors impress with soaring volumes filled with light. Protected and walled private sunny garden and patio. The very best Master Suite anywhere with walkout terrace. This...
Open 7/20
526 Valley Street San Francisco, CA 94131
$3,895,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,074
Sq.Ft.
0
Year Built
8
Days on Site
487170
MLS
Welcome to 526 Valley Street. This modern masterpiece lives in the heart of Noe Valley yet seems a world away. Exquisitely renovated and reimagined for contemporary California living, this 4-bdrm, 3....
Open 7/20
639 Grand View Avenue San Francisco, CA 94114
$3,395,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
3
Beds
4
Baths
3,660
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
176
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 7/20
446 Hill Street San Francisco, CA 94114
$2,895,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,137
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
35
Days on Site
486293
MLS
Fresh & gleaming view home on a flat quiet block at the apex of Dolores Heights, Noe Valley, & the Castro. Newly remodeled and expanded, this home is perfect for the buyer who wants it all:...
Open 7/21
10 Carmel Street San Francisco, CA 94117
$2,495,000
Subdivision: Cole Valley/Parnassu
4
Beds
5
Baths
0
Year Built
29
Days on Site
486473
MLS
Converted Cole Valley Firehouse. Dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Incredibly unique, this 1909 firehouse revival offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a piece of San Francisco's history....
$2,245,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,221
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
52
Days on Site
485512
MLS
155 Ames is a stunning, ultra-modern LEED Certified townhome at the intersection of Noe Valley, Liberty Hill and Mission Dolores. Designed by Handel Architects, the home was built with sustainability...

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