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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 April 19, 2021
4
Listed
76
Avg. DOM
$699.21
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,767,000
Med. List Price
4 Properties
$989,000
Subdivision: Santa Venetia
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,630
Sq.Ft.
1943
Year Built
7
Days on Site
321024269
MLS
Move-in ready! Lovingly renovated 4 Br gem situated on a large corner lot. Nestled within a beautifully landscaped yard, nearby China Camp. Great open floor plan space encompasses living room, dining...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,018
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
33
Days on Site
321015268
MLS
Newly constructed from the foundation up in 2019 by one of Marin's most well regarded builders, this stylish and beautiful single level modern farmhouse has everything a buyer could hope to find -...
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,311
Sq.Ft.
1907
Year Built
71
Days on Site
22034995
MLS
This quaint and charming 1900 circa home on a large flat corner lot, period features & high ceilings with many exciting possibilities for development! It is Zoned HR1,3 and comes with approved plans...
7
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
27,443
Sq.Ft. Lot
1910
Year Built
196
Days on Site
22023980
MLS
On Forbes' most coveted street, this rare historic 7-BR manor - meticulously restored, remodeled & reimagined for today - retains the period's etiquette but with modern amenities & style. Impressive...

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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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