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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 May 20, 2019
10
Listed
29
Avg. DOM
$1,266.41
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,145,000
Med. List Price
10 Properties
$7,400,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
5
Beds
5
Baths
3,560
Sq.Ft.
0
Year Built
46
Days on Site
483237
MLS
For Comp Purposes Only... Set on a quiet and secluded section of sought after Dolores Heights, the residence at 369 Cumberland Street commands stunning views, tranquility, and comfort. This spacious...
Open 5/21
128 Woodland Avenue San Francisco, CA 94117
$4,200,000
Subdivision: Cole Valley/Parnassu
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,514
Sq.Ft.
0
Year Built
4
Days on Site
484998
MLS
128 Woodland Ave is a rare opportunity to own a modern home in an incredible setting, with immersive views of a lush forest. Upon entering the light-filled home, you are greeted with a massive glass...
Open 5/21
4374 Cesar Chavez San Francisco, CA 94131
$3,495,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,958
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
46
Days on Site
483127
MLS
This incredible view home showcases wonderful open plan living, modern design, contemporary finishes, all paired with jaw-dropping panoramic San Francisco Skyline and Bay views. Spanning three...
$3,495,000
Subdivision: Buena Vista/Ashbury
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,400
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
19
Days on Site
484381
MLS
Located on the corner of one of the most coveted streets in the Buena Vista Neighborhood, this tastefully designed and updated 3Br/3Ba home shows true pride of ownership throughout. A well-designed...
$3,395,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
3
Beds
4
Baths
3,660
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
116
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...
$2,895,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,670
Sq.Ft.
1904
Year Built
5
Days on Site
485021
MLS
Luxurious 4 Bd/ 3.5 Ba Condo on the top two levels of a newly renovated building which showcases exquisite design and modern living at its finest. This stunning top floor open living space features...
$2,395,000
Subdivision: Corona Heights
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,058
Sq.Ft.
1895
Year Built
43
Days on Site
483286
MLS
Stunning, panoramic views Corona Heights home. Unique. Full of light. This modern Single Family Home with legal In-law/nanny unit also qualifies as a 2-unit building. (Rental unit can be a great...
$1,995,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,386
Sq.Ft.
1906
Year Built
3
Days on Site
485137
MLS
A handsome charmer, this Noe Valley cottage is in a private, zen-like setting behind an enclosed courtyard and updated with a modern style. Open plan takes advantage of the spacious walkout deck with...
Open 5/22
4014 25th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
$1,245,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,150
Sq.Ft.
1911
Year Built
4
Days on Site
485039
MLS
This is a truly special condo in the middle of Noe. You will be immediately immersed in Zen-like atmosphere, relaxing as you look out to the luscious backyard. Open floor-plan welcomes you in with...
Open 5/25
20 Parkridge San Francisco, CA 94131
$750,000
Subdivision: Twin Peaks
1
Beds
1
Baths
711
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
14
Days on Site
484574
MLS
Perched in this Mid-century modern 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom TIC flat in San Francisco's Twin Peaks neighborhood, you'll overlook nearly all of the Bay: the city, the water, and the surrounding hills....

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