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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 March 26, 2019
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Listed
40
Avg. DOM
$1,084.11
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$5,192,500
Med. List Price
6 Properties Found.
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3847 3849 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
3847 3849 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 38
$9,400,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.07
BUILT
1907
ON SITE
51Days
MLS
480787
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...
651 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
651 Dolores Street San Francisco, CA 94110
1 of 53
$5,995,000
Subdivision: Mission Dolores
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
5,493
BUILT
1917
ON SITE
47Days
MLS
481037
A mesmerizing townhouse filled with history, character & an amazing place to live, work & entertain. The home features private entry copper-clad door leading to salon with marble floors, barrel...
322 Chattanooga Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
322 Chattanooga Street San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 81
$5,990,000 ( $805,000 )
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
4,843
BUILT
1923
ON SITE
65Days
MLS
480354
Stunning Noe Valley Smart home designed & built from nontoxic environmentally friendly materials from the foundation up(gorgeous residence indeed). Google bus close, 3 blocks from central Noe....
1613 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
1613 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94131
1 of 67
$4,395,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
ACRES
0.06
BUILT
0
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
482634
Comfortable within the pages of any design magazine yet created for easy, comfortable living, 1613 Church St features a thoughtful architectural palette that gives a nod to a vintage styling vibe...
1135 Clayton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
1135 Clayton Street San Francisco, CA 94117
1 of 40
$3,995,000
Subdivision: Buena Vista/Ashbury
BEDS
5
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,697
BUILT
1939
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
482239
Behind this gated entrance lies a sophisticated home with a coveted combination of features. Visitors are immediately greeted with sweeping views, stretching from Twin Peaks to the Golden Gate. The...
639 Grand View Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94114
639 Grand View Avenue San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 40
$3,395,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,660
BUILT
1958
ON SITE
61Days
MLS
480531
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...

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