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District 9 Modern Homes + Lofts

If hip, contemporary architecture is your style, you might want to check out real estate in San Francisco's District 9. Once an industrial area full of warehouses and shipping yards, South of Market (SoMa) has undergone a major transformation and is now a patchwork of hot nightclubs, swanky restaurants, and upscale lofts and condominiums. In fact, some of the hottest trends in San Francisco real estate are the condos and lofts that can be found in the area.

South Beach and Mission Bay are two up and coming neighborhoods featuring some very exciting contemporary-design real estate. From Arterra, which is San Francisco’s first LEED-certified high-rise, to the glittering new luxury condominiums that are redefining the San Francisco skyline, change is in the air.  Among the stunning newcomers to the city’s skyscape are One Rincon Hill, which upon completion will be the tallest all-residential tower in California, The Infinity, and the luxurious 60-story Millennium Tower. Located on the waterfront, Radiance at Mission Bay is another newcomer that offers a clean, modern aesthetic with spacious accommodations.

Perhaps the some of the more interesting properties in SoMa are the lofts that can be found throughout the area. Many lofts are live/work conversions that retain their original character while offering modern amenities, including the historic Oriental Warehouse at 650 Delancey, the prestigious 650 2nd Street Lofts, and The Cape Horn Lofts in South Beach. Other prominent conversions include The ClockTower Lofts, 355 Bryant Lofts, and 601 Fourth Street Lofts, all designed by award-winning architect David Baker.

Not all SoMa lofts are conversions, however. Many are new, ground-up construction combining the best of loft living with contemporary aesthetics. 52 Sumner (part of the Mullen Buildings group) is a new loft complex that offers a modern industrial aesthetic on a quiet, tree-lined street. Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects have also created several ground-up, award-winning loft designs including the Yerba Buena Lofts at 855 Folsom and a unique live/work infill project at 2002 Third Street in the Potrero - Central Waterfront area.

Many single-family homes in District 9, particularly in the “downtown” area, are custom-built, contemporary residences constructed as infill on awkwardly shaped city lots. Some of these homes are tall and lean, as the Heinser/Corson Residence designed by Richard Stacy; while others feature multiple buildings, as does the Friedlander Compound located next door to the owner’s contemporary furniture studio, Limn. The one thing these San Francisco homes have in common is that they are truly one-of-a-kind.

While the transformation of District 9 has favored the development of lofts, condos, and unique dwellings, there are still communities of single-family homes to be found.  Potrero Hill is an example. Developed in the 1950’s, Potrero Hill is a neighborhood of mid-century design – some good, including homes designed by mid-century modern architect Francis Joseph McCarthy – and others that will offer you the opportunity to purchase some mid-century architecture at a reasonable price (by San Francisco standards) and do some renovation.

SoMa is the place to be if you are looking for hip, modern, contemporary architecture. Here you will find neighborhoods in transition. While prices aren’t cheap – nothing is in San Francisco – many of these homes offer some of the best ”bang for the buck” to be found in the City. Don’t dally, however, as the area grows so will the prices.

Contact the team at San Francisco Modern Real Estate, Architectural Realtors in San Francisco, for assistance buying or selling a loft or other modernist dwelling in District 9 or anywhere else in San Francisco, California.

District 9 Modern, San Francisco - Modern Homes for Sale May 20, 2019
63
Listed
42
Avg. DOM
$1,618.91
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,980,000
Med. List Price
63 Properties
Page 1 of 6
$15,500,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
2
Beds
3
Baths
3,256
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
137
Days on Site
479783
MLS
This stunning half-floor penthouse residence designed by Kendall Wilkinson Design featuring 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths and is perched 700' in the sky. Appointed w/ top of the line finishes...
$11,495,000
Subdivision: South Beach
3
Beds
4
Baths
5,700
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
116
Days on Site
480569
MLS
LUMINA's most elevated Penthouse Offering - a truly magnificent gem, this spacious dual level corner home is a custom shell that offers unique potential and 360 degree views! Its double-height space...
$10,980,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
3
Beds
5
Baths
3,830
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
116
Days on Site
480492
MLS
The world takes notice when the address is a Four Seasons Private Residence. No other name is as globally recognized for its commitment to luxury, prestige, and five-star service. Now an opportunity...
$5,495,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,677
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
27
Days on Site
482811
MLS
Experience 180-degrees of views spanning sunrise to sunset from this expansive three-bedroom apartment at the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences. Poised for elevated living: a dramatic Great Room with...
$5,215,000
Subdivision: South Beach
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,159
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
34
Days on Site
481196
MLS
SF's newest luxury condo tower, developed by Related, designed by OMA, The Avery is a sculpted glass tower soaring 618' tall into the SF skyline. Starting on the 33rd flr, homes range from 1-3 bdrm...
Open 5/20
280 Spear Street San Francisco, CA 94105
$4,695,000
Subdivision: South Beach
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,001
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
55
Days on Site
482874
MLS
Explore a new angle on life at MIRA, luxury condominium homes developed by the team at Tishman Speyer and designed by award-winning architecture Studio Gang. Located at the corner of Spear and...
$4,315,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,637
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
24
Days on Site
484197
MLS
Residence 61D is perched over 580' in the air with expansive views encompassing the Pacific Ocean and SF city lights to the west, extending to the bay and Bay Bridge to the south and east. This...
Open 5/22
188 Minna Street San Francisco, CA 94105
$4,295,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
2
Beds
3
Baths
1,792
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
14
Days on Site
484351
MLS
Step out to watch the sunset on your private balcony overlooking Yerba Buena Park as you take in all the great city of San Francisco has to offer! St. Regis 29D features panoramic views from the...
$4,250,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
2
Beds
3
Baths
4,950
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
69
Days on Site
482286
MLS
The Clementina provides the rare opportunity to own an entire building in the heart of SoMa. Originally developed as an industrial warehouse, the building underwent an exhaustive re-imagining of the...
$4,200,000
Subdivision: South Beach
2
Beds
2
Baths
2009
Year Built
4
Days on Site
485082
MLS
Ultra rare opportunity to acquire Penthouse A in Tower II of the Infinity. This quintessential one of a kind entertainer's home has commanding water and city views and boasts the highest ceilings and...
$4,125,000
Subdivision: South Beach
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,888
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
49
Days on Site
483085
MLS
SF's newest luxury condo tower, developed by Related, designed by OMA, The Avery is a sculpted glass tower soaring 618' tall into the SF skyline. Starting on the 33rd flr, homes range from 1-3 bdrm...
$4,100,000
Subdivision: South Beach
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,934
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
3
Days on Site
485130
MLS
SF's newest luxury condo tower, developed by Related, designed by OMA, The Avery is a sculpted glass tower soaring 618' tall into the SF skyline. Starting on the 33rd flr, homes range from 1-3 bdrm...

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