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District 1 Modern + Mid-Century Modern Homes 

Real estate in San Francisco’s District 1 provides an eclectic mix of neighborhoods and architecture. Victorian, Edwardian, and Spanish / Mediterranean styles dominate the landscape in this part of the city, but for the patient mid-century modernist willing to keep an eye on the marketplace and an ear to the ground, there are some mid-century and contemporary gems to be found.

The best opportunities to unearth some modern or mid-century design in this District might be found in Laurel Heights and Lone Mountain. While much of the architecture in these neighborhoods reflects the typical San Francisco style popular in the early 1900s, the Laurel Heights and Lone Mountain areas were developed a little later in the century and many of the properties express a more modern, contemporary style. Sea Cliff also has some lovely homes designed with a modern aesthetic by Appleton and Wolfard. For the patient (and very lucky) mid-century enthusiast, homes created by the likes of Joseph Esherick, Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons, and Paffard Keating-Clay occasionally hit the market.

Perhaps the best bet for a contemporary home can be found in a remodel.  Many homes throughout the District have been renovated with modern principles in mind. One great example is the redo of a home in the Richmond.  Designed by the Interim Office of Architecture (I.I.O.A.), this home retains its traditional facade, but is sleek and modern throughout the interior. Other homes, including several in Laurel Heights, have been completely updated and feature contemporary design inside and out.

If your heart is set on living in this northwestern corner of San Francisco, and a modern home is what you are looking for, patience and due diligence may help you find your dream house. For the mid-century modernist, choices are limited, but the homes are out there for those willing to look.

Contact San Francisco Modern Real Estate for assistance finding that perfect modern, mid-century modern, or architecturally unique home in San Francisco's District One.

District 1, San Francisco - Modern Homes for Sale September 21, 2018
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164 24th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
Open House
164 24th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121
1 of 62
$4,750,000
Subdivision: Lake Street
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
4,057
BUILT
0
ON SITE
7Days
MLS
475586
Located in the highly coveted enclave of West Clay Park, this exquisite GG Bridge view home is a shining example of thoughtful mid-century modern design, dazzling and delighting all who step through...
591 18th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
Open House
591 18th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121
1 of 35
$2,890,000
Subdivision: Central Richmond
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
2,739
BUILT
1911
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
475860
New renovation central richmond dream home with THREE MASTER SUITES on the top level, a charming master bathroom with dual sinks, bath tub and a huge shower stall, a walk-in closet, an extra storage...
547 35th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
547 35th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121
1 of 79
$1,695,000
Subdivision: Outer Richmond
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
2,477
BUILT
1922
ON SITE
22Days
MLS
475256
Exceptional Outer Richmond Home! This fully remodeled 2-level 2,477 SQFT home has completed a full transformation in 2015. Behind the modern facade, the beautiful hardwood floors, plenty of natural...

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