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Welcome to your local Marin County modern home and 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 Marin County, California architecturally unique properties for sale or to schedule a private modern home tour, contact your Marin County real estate experts today!

Modern Real Estate For Sale in Marin County, CA

Marin County Modern Real Estate Statistics October 13, 2019
82
Listed
50
Avg. DOM
$907.29
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,844,500
Med. List Price
82 Properties
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3
Beds
2
Baths
1,953
Sq.Ft.
1937
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21926176
MLS
Located on Yolanda Dr, San Anselmo's premiere street, this 1930's mediterranean style home has been lovingly updated and expanded for todays modern lifestyle. Features of this super charming home...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,426
Sq.Ft.
1937
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21926474
MLS
The magic of 210 Laverne Ave is the seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces and truly peaceful retreat just blocks from downtown Mill Valley. Much of the residence underwent a...
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,369
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21926163
MLS
Spectacular contemporary wood-shingle home tucked away on a quiet street just minutes from beaches, Inverness Village, and the Point Reyes National Seashore. This 4-bed, 2-bath home combines...
1
Beds
1
Baths
879
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21926366
MLS
Located in a lovely waterfront complex, this captivating contemporary spacious one bedroom, one bath condominium is located on desirable S. Eliseo Drive. Refreshed with updates throughout including...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,875
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21925744
MLS
Classic modern designed open floor plan with vaulted beamed ceilings and numerous skylights to let the light in. Walls of glass frame the living room/dining room adding to the great room feel, which...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,872
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21926421
MLS
Fantastic updated 4BD+office nook/2BA mid-century modern Terra Linda Alliance home w/a coveted light & bright open floor plan, high, open beamed ceilings & engineered hardwood floor throughout. The...
Open 10/20
123 Sugarloaf Drive Tiburon, CA 94920
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
5,886
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
6
Days on Site
21926152
MLS
If big, BIG views are really, REALLY important, then this home is your dream come true. There are breathtaking panoramic views from virtually every window, and from all the decks, patios, and garden....
Open 10/16
43 Platt Avenue Sausalito, CA 94965
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,965
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
6
Days on Site
21926332
MLS
Watch the birds and dragonflies and stars as you realize hours have gone by... Order a burger and frites from F3 and have it delivered right to your pool...Now, this is spa living--just minutes to...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
5,339
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
7
Days on Site
21922979
MLS
Worth the drive (8 min per Google from central Mill Valley at The Depot). Mill Valley without the congestion and mayhem! Located in the quiet smaller roads above Blithedale Park, this modern retreat...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,957
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
6
Days on Site
21926143
MLS
Located in coveted Strawberry Point, this stunning home's clean architectural lines, open spaces & sleek planes of glass showcase spaciousness, views & light. Exterior's modernist lines & exquisite...
$14,995,000
Subdivision: Belvedere Island
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
12,352
Sq.Ft.
8
Days on Site
21922877
MLS
Build your modern dream estate! This rare offering includes 1.21 acres of private waterfront on the coveted west side of Belvedere Island with San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge views. There are...
2
Beds
1
Baths
936
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
7
Days on Site
21916372
MLS
Beautifully remodeled unit throughout. Lovely wood cabinets, stone counters & charming matching tile backsplash. Oversized tiles & new fixtures in bathrm. All new flooring w/Pergo throughout & new...

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Marin County Modern Real Estate Market

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.

Modern Homes of Marin County

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.

Marin County Modern Real Estate Agents

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