San Diego Modern Homes for Sale

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Search all Modern homes for sale in San Diego. Modern architecture refers to a broad spectrum of structural design that began at the turn of the 20th century that evolved into many sub-genres. The development of this architectural style and its eventual variations was primarily driven the rapid technological advances at the start of the 20th century.

The widespread popularity of the Modern architecture movement grew immensely after World War II, which coincided with a period of growth in San Diego. This is explains why one of its more popular residential iterations, Mid-century Modern homes, are so prevalent across the area. For additional local inventory, view all houses for sale in San Diego, CA.

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About Modern Architecture

Modern Home Interiors

Modern homes have a clean aesthetic; open floor plans and fewer walls are the base template of their post-and-beam construction. Materials used in the living areas bond together in simple, but well-rendered joints.

Elaborate trim and decorative moldings are done away with or are greatly simplified. Modern houses are not ornate for sure, but these residences are certainly not bland. Their interiors exude charm in their hardwood floors and cabinets that are stained rather than painted so that the texture and natural character of the materials can be best expressed.

One of the aims of Modern architecture is to provide a more relaxed and casual way of living to its occupants. Homes have open and flowing interior spaces with few defining hallways, doors, and walls. The living and dining areas meld with the kitchen, thus creating a continuous flow.

Modern home interiors establish a close affinity with the surrounding views and landscaping of the residence. This strong kinship is achieved through the use of floor-to-ceiling glass that invites the outside environment into the interior spaces.

Modern Home Exteriors

Home renditions of Modern architecture are known for the simplicity of their clean lines. Their shapes are either linked boxes or based boxes. These simplistic features emphasize the marked departure of modern architecture from previous architectural designs.

For example, Modern homes depart from the carved, arched, and gabled features of older architectural styles like the Victorian and Mediterranean. Using simple elements, the Modernists sought to create a new, more functional home style. Durability is another important design consideration. Modern architects incorporated reinforced concrete and steel into their designs.

Integration with nature comes into play, too, in the residences of modern architecture. These houses feature flat planes, skylights, and large glass windows that invite natural light into the living spaces.

Additionally, the footprint of a Modern residence covers just a part of its lot, leaving ample space for the household to connect with the outdoors. Also, Modern houses are often oriented to draw sunlight via their expansive glass windows. This light adds solar heat in winter. Modern homes likewise feature recessed openings and long overhangs that extend comforting shade during summer.

Modern Home Search

Always find the latest San Diego Modern listings; this page is updated several times per day (every 15 minutes) from the most extensive MLS in San Diego.

Each property listing includes the price, the year the home was built, the size of the house (square feet), the size of the lot, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other important details. You’ll also be able to check the MLS number, see how many days it has been on the market (DOM), and the current listing status (active, under contract, or pending).

Review interior and exterior features of the home. Details about the surrounding neighborhood will be included with a map, local schools, and similar homes for sale nearby.

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