Contemporary design doesn’t refer to a specific period of time but reflects the current trends, character and styles of present-day design. Because so many of the today’s popular home designs often reference modern and mid-century modern, we’re showing off all three in a Bay Area roundup worthy of your home inspiration board.
A Mid-Century Modern Haven
3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,980 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Scott Leverette
Find this home at 19 Hemlock Ln in Oakland
Located in Oakland’s highly sought after Montclair neighborhood, this expertly designed home was a collaboration between CB Design and Timbre Architecture. Together they created an impressive mix of sustainable, green home features within the classic aesthetic of mid-century modern design. Stepping inside, you may think you’ve walked right into your home design dreams; features include glass walls for seamless indoor and outdoor living, one-of-a-kind contemporary light fixtures, custom teak cabinetry, and views you may never want to look away from.
Stunning Design Inside and Out
4 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 3,200 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Cynthia Cummins + Laraine Hsu
Find this home at 725 Duncan Street in Noe Valley
This jaw-dropping San Francisco home represents the height of urban, contemporary design. With a touch of mid-century modern inspiration, the main floor boasts glass, wood, metal and stone details combined perfectly in rooms and spaces that are soaked with sunlight. As you explore further, you’ll find the contemporary design extends even into the backyard which is accessible from multiple rooms and is the perfect setting for outdoor dining and entertaining!
Modern Living in Oakland
5 Beds | 4 Baths | 5,000 Lot Sq. Ft. | Listed by Claudia Mills
Find this home at 985 44th Street in Oakland
This modern home has just been redesigned and enlarged into an almost 2,800-square-foot residence with a newly added, completely separate garden cottage. After a modern redesign, the home boasts high-end fixtures and finishes, including new flooring, recessed lighting and flexible spaces. Perhaps the most Instagram-worthy of all, the kitchen features a stunning blend of sleek surfaces, soft colors and unique patterns for a breath-taking space we can’t get enough of.
Contemporary on the 21st Floor
3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1,709 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Robert Callan Jr. and Barbara J. Callan
Find this home at 999 Green Street, #2102 in Russian Hill
This jaw-dropping condo is located in The Summit, a luxurious building designed by renowned architect Joseph Eichler in 1964. The building itself offers high-speed elevators, 24-hour doorman security, a large outside terrace, security cameras and more. The home is one of four units on the 21st floor offering corner views from sleek, modern rooms. The main living area is wide open to the kitchen and is framed by two full walls of windows looking out on the city.
A Lodge Getaway in Nicasio
3 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,672 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Lotte and Sarah
Find this home at 6050 Lucas Valley Road in Nicasio
Amongst the other luxuries inside this masterfully crafted Nicasio home, features include a formal entry, a wrap around deck, and a remodeled kitchen complete with new appliances, bright decor and access to the outdoor patio. We’ve never seen lodge style look so sleek and contemporary!
A Luxury Remodel
3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,660 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Lisa Karson
Find this home at 712 30th Avenue in San Mateo
Located in the desirable Beresford Park Neighborhood of San Mateo, this home boasts over $150,000 in recent upgrades which have transformed it into a cozy contemporary that feels brand new. Shown off the most in the kitchen, we love the stark black and white contrast, Carrera marble countertops, open shelving and stainless steel, gourmet appliances!
A Cozy, Urban Paradise
3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,502 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Julie Gardner
Find this home at 695 Rand Avenue in Oakland
Just minutes from Lakeshore Avenue, Grand Lake Theater, Lake Merritt and the Saturday Farmers’ Market, this Oakland home has been beautifully reinvented as a contemporary city-dweller’s paradise. Rustic details like painted brick in the kitchen merge beautifully with modern character showcased through the wide open floor plan, original molding, stunning built-ins, white stone counters and the soft grey color palette.
Stylishly Built in the City
3 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 2,430 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Lauren Fraser
Find this home at 526 Hickory Street in Hayes Valley
Built in 2015, this Hayes Valley home displays some of our favorite aspects of contemporary design, from the seek fireplace in the living room to sliding barn door in the master bedroom. However, our favorite space has to be the sitting room. Directly adjacent to the kitchen, it offers easy access to a stylish bar and a half bath making it the perfect indoor entertaining space!
Contemporary Design and a Timeless View
5 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,788 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Ann Murphy
Find this home at 981 Greenhill Road in Mill Valley
Located on a sunny lot with a fabulous view of Mt. Tam, this Mill Valley home combines the clean and sleek look of contemporary design with the coziness and serenity of Marin County. After several upgrades and a remodel, the spacious home boasts luxurious, well-designed rooms like the beautiful black and white kitchen alongside sweeping outdoor spaces and spectacular views.
Which home do you love?
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