The Bay Area is our favorite place to find home inspiration because it represents every style, historic era, landscape and property type. From condos in the heart of the city to luxury homes in the Marin woodlands, there are dreamy designs and ideal locations in every region.
Looking specifically at single-family homes, these types offer more space, more privacy, high appreciation and, most importantly, plenty of room to grow and raise your family. To help you track down your dream home, we rounded up the most jaw-dropping houses that are on the market right now. Can you imagine yourself living in one of these?
Luxury in San Francisco
4 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 5,664 Square Feet
2050 Jackson Street, San Francisco listed by Donald Sambucci
Tucked in one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods, this Pacific Heights Victorian was originally built in 1929 and completely rebuilt in 2003. As a result, it has maintained its historic character while integrating 21st-century technologies and modern designs. While you’re not admiring those interior luxuries, you can look out huge windows from the main three floors to see views of the North Bay and Alcatraz!
A Fairytale Home
5 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,738 Square Feet
750 Lovell Avenue, Mill Valley listed by Ann Murphy
This Neo-Nantucket-Georgian Revival home has been redesigned and enlarged to be even more glamorous and is still nestled in a fairytale, Mill Valley setting. Throughout its 3.5 acres, you’ll find a cascading creek, a dramatic waterfall and towering trees. Closer to home, you’ll find even more drama and beauty in places like the living room: it has 18-foot ceilings, a 15th century Venetian carved marble fireplace and a jaw-dropping library.
Mid-Century Modern in the City
5 Beds | 5 Baths | 3,244 Square Feet
145 Mountain Spring Avenue, San Francisco listed by John Asdourian
Located on a cul-de-sac and adjacent to city-owned open land, this home is a rare find in the heart of the city. Inside and out, you’ll find mid-century design that’s equally impressive! One of our favorite spaces in the house is a bright, mid-century sunroom. A ceiling of skylights invites the sun in while dark wood paneling makes the space both cozy and elegant.
A Trendy Home for Everyone
4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,770 Square Feet
520 Francisco Drive, Burlingame listed by Alisa Ruiz-Johnson
Designed in Mediterranean style, this Burlingame Gardens home displays stunning updates in every room. It’s hard to choose a favorite space between the dining room with a beautiful, rustic lighting fixture and the cozy breakfast nook, but the matte black cabinets and jaw-dropping appliances in the kitchen take the cake.
A Garden Backyard
3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,980 Square Feet
2709 Debbie Court, San Carlos listed by Bert Keane
This single level, cul-de-sac home in San Carlos features one of our favorite backyard spaces on this list. Directly accessible from the charming living room and the master bedroom, the backyard begins with a huge patio perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. Elevated with immaculate landscaping, you’ll also find a lawn, gardens and more patio space!
Dining with a View
3 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,300 Square Feet
35 Lagunitas Road, Lagunitas listed by Lotte and Sarah
In the heart of Marin County, this Lagunitas home offers as much staggering beauty inside as it does outdoors! This is especially showcased in the open kitchen and dining room space. Illuminated by a full wall of windows and French doors to the back patio, the natural woods of the cabinetry and floors make the area bright and welcoming. And the wet bar makes it perfect for entertaining!
Shade and Sun in the City
3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,850 Square Feet
47 Gaviota Way, San Francisco listed by Barbara J. Callan and Robert Callan Jr.
On a quiet block in Miraloma Park, this home boasts two floors of charming, sunny rooms and an immaculate backyard that is perfect for both family time and entertaining! With a beautiful lawn bordered by greenery and gardens, the space offers shade and sun, outdoor dining, and a firepit.
Jaw-dropping Design in Piedmont
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,519 Square Feet
109 Sunnyside, Piedmont listed by Julie Gardner
There isn’t a single room in this home that we’re not obsessed with — including the reading nook loft and upstairs deck. Each area displays a perfect blend of history and modern design! We especially love the seamless flow between the formal dining room, the kitchen and the breakfast nook, and out into the backyard which offers even more dining space. The open archway between the kitchen and the nook illuminates the space and brings out even more stunning colors in the one-of-a-kind tile.
Oakland Charm and Modern Updates
5 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,844 Square Feet
4271 Knoll Ave, Oakland listed by William T. Booker
Ideally located in the Oakland Hills, this home represents the characteristic blend of culture and modernity we love in Bay Area homes. We’ve fallen in love from the curb thanks to the secluded yard, French doors and charming patio. And as you travel through the open floor plan living space, the modern, updated kitchen and out onto the stunning, elevated deck, we’re sure you’ll fall in love, too.
Which home do you love?
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