Search Listings

Mill Valley Mid-Century Homes For Sale

Find up-to-date Mill Valley modern properties for sale and more Mill Valley real estate below! Mill Valley is one of the most desired and popular places to live for those who have a family and work in San Francisco. The building boom began back in the 1950's with homes designed by modern pioneers such as Francis Joseph McCarthy, John Bolles, and Claude Oakland. Awesome architecture sprawls throughout the region from Strawberry Point to the Tennessee Valley, up Highway 1 to the Panoramic Highway, all the way over to the Scotts Valley, and up Kite Hill. Raphael Soriano, Lee Stuart Darrow, Daniel Lieberman, and Rex Rathbun all built in Mill Valley during the flourishing age of modernism in the late 50's through the mid 60's. Searching for further information on architecturally unique houses on the market in Mill Valley, California? Arrange for a private modern home tour by contacting your Mill Valley real estate experts today. Read more about Mill Valley modern homes.

Modern Real Estate For Sale in Mill Valley, CA

Mill Valley Modern Real Estate Statistics May 25, 2022
4
Listed
37
Avg. DOM
$1,209.82
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$5,495,000
Med. List Price
4 Properties
Open 5/28
11 Ethel Court Mill Valley, CA 94941
6
Beds
9F11/2
Baths
6,260
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
2
Days on Site
322040825
MLS
Just a few blocks from downtown Mill Valley, this architecturally striking home with over 6,260 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms is the perfect home resort. The dramatic open floor plan has...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,500
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
34
Days on Site
322025664
MLS
Modern minimalistic design meets architectural sophistication in this gated 4BD/3.5BA, 4500+ SF home on 16,170 SF lot w jaw dropping views stretching from the SF skyline to Sausalito Harbor & Mt. Tam....
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,770
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
38
Days on Site
322034179
MLS
In the heart of Mill Valley, this modern home is located just blocks from shopping, groceries, award-winning schools, and restaurants. The open concept layout is perfect for entertaining and everyday...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,579
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
76
Days on Site
322021267
MLS
5 Tartan Road highlights everything there is to love about Mill Valley. Nestled in front of a magical redwood grove and located around the corner from the coveted Scott Highlands playground,...

See All Real Estate For Sale in Mill Valley
Search TODAY's New Listings by beds/baths, property size, listing status, days on market & more!

Mill Valley Modern Real Estate Market

The Mill Valley real estate excitement didn't end with the 60's. You can find plenty of contemporary custom modern and green homes sprinkled throughout the area. Many are up along the Panoramic Highway; others are down in the valley that surrounds the chic and hip town-center. Recently, modern and Dwell-like homes in Mill Valley have sold at some pretty pricey levels beginning at $1.45M, with many exceeding $2M. Space is not usually abundant in these homes, but the plans are smart, making use of every available inch and the most up to date technology, materials, and design. Major architectural firms such as Kappe+Du, Endresware, Ohashi Design Studio, Serrao Design & Architecture, and Sheahan & Quandt have all created innovative, progressively designed homes in Mill Valley.

If you can find a nice fixer or teardown in the Sycamore Park area of Mill Valley you could build a cool prefab or hire an architect to design your modern dream home. Recently Jerry Kler of JKA collaborated on the remodel of a Mill Valley residence. His ingenious plans provided a new garage and living space without substantially changing the existing structure or roofline. Inventive design is a must when remodeling or building in Mill Valley. Lots are small and tight and zoning restrictions are strict, so a clever plan is a must.

Strawberry Point is a modern enthusiast's delight. Donn Emmons, brother to Eichler architect Fredrick Emmons, built his personal residence here. It was in this house that Emmons introduced the use of the sliding barn door, which has become a popular design element in houses today. Since this home was built on a budget, he also called for a metal flue instead of brick. Although metal flues are now commonplace, it was progressive thinking at the time. You'll also find several Lee Stuart Darrow and Jon Bolles homes in Strawberry Point. Jon Bolles was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the homes here reflect that bias. In Darrow's homes you'll find tall windows, sunken living rooms, and built-in seating with the fireplace as a focal point that define the cool, casual lifestyle embraced by the era.

But we aren't finished with Strawberry Point. For many, the pièce de résistance is the small, exclusive Eichler development perched above the water in this scenic waterfront neighborhood. Designed by Claude Oakland in the 1960's, these homes are a little larger than most Eichlers and feature both traditional Eichler ranch floor plans as well as unique 2-story homes with soaring, floor to glass walls that offer great views of the San Francisco Bay. You can learn more about these Claude Oakland Eichlers by visiting Mill Valley Eichler Homes at Strawberry Point.

With these beautiful homes, appropriate landscaping is a must. Thomas Church, who worked closely with William Wurster and other Northern California Architects, created many Marin landscapes. Now others must carry the torch. Recently San Francisco based Topher Delaney completed an incredible landscape design for a custom green home in the Boyle Park neighborhood. If you are looking a little closer to home, two well-known modern landscape design companies - Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abbey, and Shades of Green Landscape Architecture - are located in Mill Valley.

Mill Valley Modern Real Estate Agents

Considering the purchase of a modernist property in Mill Valley? Allow our team of real estate professionals to guide you through the purchase of your new Mill Valley modern home or the sale of your current one-of-a-kind property. As local real estate agents, we have insider knowledge of the dynamics unique to the Mill Valley mid-century housing market. We're here to work with you today!

Contact Bay Area Modern to get more information about buyer or seller representation. Getting involved in the Mill Valley modern housing market? Connect with us to see your Mill Valley unique property evaluation instantly!

Search Mid-Century Modern Homes For Sale in Mill Valley CA

See All Marin County Modern Properties

Back to Mill Valley Real Estate

How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you’re probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to make a purchase if you're a renter, but the ...

Read More

If You're a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

In today's housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That's because there's a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right ...

Read More

Solstice Bike Works of San Rafael - featured Bay Area Small Business

Here in San Rafael, we are so lucky to have incredible local businesses that help shape this growing community for the better. One face behind these businesses is deserving of spotlight: Mark Ridler, owner and founder of Solstice Bike Works. This ...

Read More

Your House Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You Think

One of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the time they'll have to put in before listing their house. If that's the case for you, you should know – your home might be closer to list-ready than you think in today's housing ...

Read More

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

If you're following along with the news today, you've likely heard about rising inflation. You're also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on ...

Read More