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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 November 12, 2018
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Avg. DOM
$1,466.19
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,497,000
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76 Properties Found. Showing 1-12
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181 Fremont
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 21
$15,000,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,199
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
69Days
MLS
475448
A new level of luxury has arrived in San Francisco & it's located at 181 Fremont. 55 impeccable residences designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy begin over 500' in the sky w/ finishes sourced from around...
765 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
765 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 32
$11,400,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
3,830
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
471487
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...
338 Main Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
338 Main Street San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 42
$7,875,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,770
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
127Days
MLS
473138
Designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, LUMINA is a brilliant take on premier living in San Francisco. At its pinnacle, discover the city's most refined penthouse spanning half of an...
765 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
765 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 31
$5,800,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,677
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
69Days
MLS
475367
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...
488 Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94105
488 Folsom San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 17
$5,065,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,159
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
48Days
MLS
476546
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...
181 Fremont
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 18
$4,390,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,775
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
33Days
MLS
477505
181 Fremont is now open! Come experience life elevated featuring some of the highest elevation residences in SF. This iconic building is one of the most structurally resilient in the nation featuring...
338 Main Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
338 Main Street San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 33
$3,995,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,781
BUILT
2016
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
478409
Rare & Dramatic Lumina residence w/extra-large, private view terrace!! Residence boasts 3-beds/3-baths, w/glass walls & breathtaking views. Chef's kitchen w/Gaggenau & Bosh appliances, Caesarstone...
488 Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94105
488 Folsom San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 17
$3,975,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,888
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
48Days
MLS
476545
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...
181 Fremont
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 15
$3,760,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,602
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
33Days
MLS
477504
181 Fremont is now open! Come experience life elevated featuring some of the highest elevation residences in SF. This iconic building is one of the most structurally resilient in the nation featuring...
116 Elsie Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Open House
116 Elsie Street San Francisco, CA 94110
1 of 75
$3,495,000
Subdivision: Bernal Heights
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.04
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
4Days
MLS
478581
An oasis of pure Bernal magic, this brand new modern home embodies the best in residential architecture: buoyant, enduring design; useful, robust systems; fine finish details & a reverence for the...
181 Fremont
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 13
$3,325,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,262
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
33Days
MLS
477498
181 Fremont is now open! Come experience life elevated featuring some of the highest elevation residences in SF. This iconic building is one of the most structurally resilient in the nation featuring...
255 Berry
San Francisco, CA 94158
255 Berry San Francisco, CA 94158
1 of 8
$3,300,000
Subdivision: Mission Bay
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,293
BUILT
2004
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
478613
This bespoke corner home exudes luxury and modernization at its best. You are welcomed home with floor-to-ceiling windows, controlled with SOMFY motorized shades that brighten the open living space...

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