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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 January 20, 2019
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Listed
3
Avg. DOM
$1,324.98
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,745,000
Med. List Price
6 Properties Found.
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1241 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
1241 Shrader Street San Francisco, CA 94117
1 of 35
$5,695,000
Subdivision: Cole Valley/Parnassu
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
10Days
MLS
480012
Timeless modern elegance grace this New Construction 4-level home in the heart of Cole Valley. Years in the making & meticulously designed from the ground up, the grand main level features a...
844 Duncan Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
Open House
844 Duncan Street San Francisco, CA 94131
1 of 54
$4,495,000
Subdivision: Noe Valley
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.07
BUILT
0
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
480269
Warm elegance, attention to detail and both Bay & Downtown views are the hallmarks of this remarkable home. Designed by Fractured 9 Architects and built by Green City Construction, this thoroughly...
1171 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Open House
1171 Stanyan Street San Francisco, CA 94117
1 of 19
$3,295,000
Subdivision: Cole Valley/Parnassu
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,305
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
480262
Located in the heart of Cole Valley, 1171 Stanyan Street represents the epitome of modern living. This newly constructed condominium boasts a single-family home-like floor plan with soaring...
1169 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Open House
1169 Stanyan Street San Francisco, CA 94117
1 of 23
$2,195,000
Subdivision: Cole Valley/Parnassu
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,300
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
480261
Located in the heart of Cole Valley, 1169 Stanyan Street represents the epitome of modern living. This newly constructed condominium boasts a single-family home-like floor plan with soaring...
49 Uranus Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94114
Open House
49 Uranus Terrace San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 31
$1,595,000
Subdivision: Corona Heights
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,573
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
480272
Perched atop Corona Heights, this 3bd/2.5ba condo will inspire you every day with its breathtaking city views. After entering the foyer, you take a few steps down to the entertaining area. This area...
35 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Open House
35 Dolores Street San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 31
$1,495,000
Subdivision: Mission Dolores
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,280
BUILT
2015
ON SITE
4Days
MLS
480205
Live the ultimate urban dream in this stunning modern architectural design building at 35 Dolores, newly constructed in 2015. With a Walk Score of 98 and a central location across the street from...

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