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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 March 26, 2019
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$1,611.19
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,815,000
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181 Fremont
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 19
$15,500,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,256
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
82Days
MLS
479783
This stunning half-floor penthouse residence designed by Kendall Wilkinson Design features 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths and is perched 700' in the sky. Appointed w/ top of the line finishes...
201 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
201 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 47
$11,495,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,700
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
61Days
MLS
480569
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...
765 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
765 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 32
$10,980,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
3,830
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
61Days
MLS
480492
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
$7,375,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,770
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
61Days
MLS
480563
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...
181 Fremont Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont Street San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 52
$6,465,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
1,972
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
51Days
MLS
480872
181 Fremont features state-of-the-art engineering and construction in SF's first LEED certified platinum luxury tower. Full floor of amenity and communal gathering spaces + a wrap-around terrace...
280 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Open House
280 Spear Street San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 19
$5,050,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,122
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
75Days
MLS
480033
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...
488 Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94105
488 Folsom San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 17
$4,950,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,064
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
84Days
MLS
479699
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...
1938 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
1938 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94107
1 of 34
$4,595,000
Subdivision: Potrero Hill
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,608
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
19Days
MLS
481962
This 4 bedroom / 3.5 bath new construction house enjoys incredible views of downtown from every level. 5-zone radiant heat throughout, wide-plank Italian oak hardwood flooring, and electric car...
456 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
456 Clementina Street San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 45
$4,495,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
4,950
BUILT
1950
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
482286
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...
338 Main Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
338 Main Street San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 21
$3,995,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2016
ON SITE
47Days
MLS
481059
HUGE private view deck! Dramatic home boasts 3-beds/3-baths, w/glass walls & breathtaking views. Chef's kitchen w/Gaggenau & Bosh appliances, Caesarstone counters and SieMatic cabinets. Bathrooms...
488 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
488 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 17
$3,700,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,053
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
83Days
MLS
479744
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 13
$3,325,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,262
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
82Days
MLS
479778
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...

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