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Welcome to your Marin County mid-century modern homes for sale & Marin County real estate resource. Marin County is a paradise for the modern and mid-century modern home enthusiast. Whether you are looking for an authentic mid-century property or a contemporary modern design home, you are bound to find something that pleases. Marin has the reputation of being an expensive place to live; however, affordable places are still available, particularly if you are willing to invest a little time and effort into sprucing up an older home. You might want to consider that a 3-4 bedroom single-family home in Marin can be had for about the same price as a nice 1- or 2-bedroom loft in San Francisco. For more information on architecturally unique properties for sale in Marin County or to schedule a private home tour, contact your Marin County real estate experts today! Read more about Marin County modern real estate.

Modern Homes For Sale in Marin County CA

Marin County Mid-Century Modern Real Estate Statistics January 20, 2022
8
Listed
71
Avg. DOM
$1,192.74
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,972,500
Med. List Price
8 Properties
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,161
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
322002441
MLS
BRAND NEW HOME-Exciting entrance will grab your attention from the moment you step in the front door. Windowed staircase on all levels, showcasing the expansive head-on-views of the ridgeline and...
Open 1/23
530 Fawn Drive San Anselmo, CA 94960
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,563
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
2
Days on Site
322003537
MLS
Location, location, location! This single story 1950's mid century modern home is just a short ride up Fawn Drive. Enjoy peace, tranquility and views on a premium lot above Sleepy Hollow. Bring your...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,260
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
7
Days on Site
322001443
MLS
Live alongside glorious nature in state-of-the-art, newly remodeled ultra-modern 3-bed 1.5 bath home plus adjacent studio, inspired by Japanese minimalist sensibilities & designed to showcase...
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,974
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
39
Days on Site
321113129
MLS
Stately home in the coveted BANANA BELT of historic Sausalito has sweeping SF & Bay views! Unrivaled privacy atop a 1/3 acre knoll not visible from street -- Just min to SF but feels a world away....
Open 1/22
241 Fairway Drive Novato, CA 94949
$1,995,000
Subdivision: Marin CC Estates
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,673
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
95
Days on Site
321075641
MLS
Fully remodeled in 2014 and updated in 2021, this home marries urban sophistication & contemporary design with modern amenities. Its open floorplan, high ceilings & large picture windows offer...
2
Beds
2
Baths
950
Sq.Ft.
116
Days on Site
321093026
MLS
Modern waterfront retreat with world class views in all directions. Located at upscale Blue Water Yacht Harbor. 2 levels of glass windows facing the bay, Mt. Tam and the deep water. Watch the...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,198
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
133
Days on Site
321051166
MLS
Just Reduced!!!! Brand New Home just completed in the heart of Mill Valley's sought after Homestead Valley. Constructed from ICF and insulated for superior energy efficiency, this modern contemporary...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,060
Sq.Ft.
1908
Year Built
8
Days on Site
321059084
MLS
This is the perfect time to come and see your view from your little piece of heaven! Less than 100 steps up to tranquility and privacy, yet very close to Larkspur's downtown. Three minutes to town,...

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Marin County Modern Real Estate Market

Architecture in South Marin has a sophisticated edge to it, particularly in Sausalito, Belvedere, and Tiburon. It is here that you will find some of the finest examples of the modern movement, including designs by such mid-century icons as Joseph Esherick, Mario Corbett, Aaron Green, Jack Hillmer, and Roger Lee. The homes are sleek and elegant, offering stunning views and a gracious lifestyle. Mill Valley has a different feel than the other South Marin communities — perhaps a little less glitzy, but with a fashionable rustic air. It is here that you'll find modern homes designed by the likes of Raphael Soriano, John Bolles, Francis Joseph McCarthy, and Claude Oakland. Strawberry Point in Mill Valley is home to a small, exclusive Eichler development.

Central Marin's more suburban roots are reflected in its homes. That being said, it has some of the most varied and interesting residential architecture in Marin. Many neighborhoods are fairly typical of affluent communities, with grand, traditional homes; but modern and mid-century modern design can be found as well. Although modern can be hard to come by in Larkspur, Fairfax, and Corte Madera; you might have some luck in Greenbrae or Ross — but your real fortune will come when you look at the impressive examples of mid-century modern homes in San Anselmo, Kentfield, and San Rafael. With designers and builders like William Wurster, Aaron Green, Ed Hageman, Joseph Eichler, and Alliance Homes building large tracts as well as custom designed homes, there are lots of choices to be had.

Heading into West Marin will find a hit or miss situation with regard to modern and mid-century architecture. That isn't to suggest, however, that you can't find a superb home. Jack Hillmer designed one of the original homes in Inverness, and Stinson Beach has loads of modern style homes. These coastal communities have a northern California feel to them, while the inland communities have their own distinct style. In Woodacre and San Geronimo you can find cozy cabins with traditional floor plans. Nicasio, with its wide opened land and rolling hills provides more of a ranch environment, on a grand scale. What all these communities have to offer, however, is contemporary modern design in both new construction and remodels. Jerry Kler and Sim Van der Ryn are two architects of distinction whose work can be found in Muir Beach. Architect Jon Fernandez is local to the Point Reyes / Tomales Bay area and is becoming well known for his work as well.

Novato, which is the only city in what is defined as North Marin, is an up and coming presence. It has long had some interesting commercial design - notably the Buck Center for Aging (designed by Pei Cobb and Associates) and the Googie style building that was home to Birkenstock USA for many years. There are also a couple of old and tired mid-century modern tract developments, including one built by Cliff May and another by Anshen and Allen in Novato. Unfortunately, most of these neighborhoods are in need of care and restoration — but to look on the bright side, with a little TLC they may be up and coming mid-century modern neighborhoods.

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