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San Rafael Mid-Century Homes For Sale

Welcome to your local San Rafael modern home and San Rafael real estate resource. San Rafael is home to the largest grouping of mid-century modern homes in Marin. Home builders Joseph Eichler and the Alliance Homes Company constructed large developments of mid-century modern homes for the masses in the 1950's and early 60's, using designs created by architects Anshen and Allen, Jones and Emmons, and Claude Oakland. Over 1,500 of these classic post-and-beam ranch homes can be found throughout the Terra Linda & Lucas Valley neighborhoods, which is great news for the mid-century modern enthusiast. For more information on San Rafael, California architecturally unique properties for sale or to schedule a private modern home tour, contact your San Rafael real estate experts today! Read more about San Rafael modern homes.

Modern Real Estate For Sale in San Rafael, CA

San Rafael Modern Real Estate Statistics January 18, 2020
4
Listed
112
Avg. DOM
$675.69
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,595,000
Med. List Price
4 Properties
Open 1/19
1440 Grand Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,410
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
13
Days on Site
22000011
MLS
A very rare opportunity presents itself in the offering of this prestigious home in the desirable sunny flats of Dominican. This move-in ready resort like property provides an outstanding...
2
Beds
2
Baths
842
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
39
Days on Site
21929817
MLS
This beautiful 2 bed/2 bath condo, with a newly designed floor plan consisting of 842 square feet of living space, was extensively remodeled with modern high end finishes throughout the unit. The...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,036
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
78
Days on Site
21916373
MLS
Privacy and Nature meet! This Single Family Home has potential for a separate ADU (accessory dwelling unit) and every room has panoramic hillside views. Remodeled Zen beauty offers 3 bedrooms...
1.54
Acres
322
Days on Site
21821978
MLS
Very motivated Seller! Extraordinary opportunity to create dream home on beautiful expansive 1.5 acre lot with foundation already in place! Many design options include modern 4,278 sq.ft. home with...

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San Rafael Modern Real Estate Market

Frank Lloyd Wright. That is the name that comes to mind when one thinks of San Rafael architecture. The grand and very famous Marin Civic Center was designed by the Grandfather of Modernism himself. In collaboration with his associate Aaron Green, Wright created a structure that would seem to "melt into the sunburnt hills". To some it may look like it is from a planet far, far away; but modernists see the true beauty in the rounded windows, bright blue domed roofline and protruding gold spire. With park like grounds landscaped by Royston and Hanamoto surrounding it and a children's park (which is, by the way, scheduled for a facelift) on the grounds, the Civic Center is a magnet for locals and sightseers alike.

If you are looking for a little variety in architecture - something not quite Eichler, but not Frank Lloyd Wright either - you can find custom homes designed by Anshen and Allen, Francis Joseph McCarthy, David Beverly Thorne, and Aaron Green to name a few. If you have a yen for an Eichler, but don't want one that was mass-produced, there are a couple of custom Eichlers in the Peacock Gap area. It might, however, be a long wait for one to be available! Other San Rafael neighborhoods where mid-century modern homes can be found include Sunnyside, the Dominican area, Loch Lomond, and the Fairhills Drive area.

Should something with a contemporary flair be more to your liking, San Rafael has one of the only loft buildings in Marin. The Marin Lofts, designed by architects Jerry Kler and Jack Rittenhouse, is an industrial-style complex with 15 residences. High ceilings, exposed rafters, and oversized windows give these homes an open, airy feeling. You want modern design but your budget is tight. That doesn't need to be a problem. Take a look at San Rafael real estate and explore your many options. It is crawling with modern homes and is convenient to San Francisco, Napa, and the East Bay. Better yet, 3-4 bedroom single family homes can be had for $700k to $1.3M, which is a bargain by either Marin or San Francisco standards.

San Rafael Modern Real Estate Agents

Looking to tour a property with mid-century modern architecture in San Rafael? Allow our real estate professionals to help you navigate the purchase of or expertly negotiate the sale of your unique San Rafael real estate. As local real estate experts, we're well-versed in the particular market dynamics of modern San Rafael properties. We're ready to work with you today!

Contact Bay Area Modern to learn more about buyer and seller representation for San Rafael real estate. Visit our comparative market analysis page to receive a free mid-century property value estimate in San Rafael within minutes.

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