$3.5 Million Homes in California


$3.45 Million

Escondido is less than an hour away. It takes an hour and half to drive downtown San Diego, or the beaches at La Jolla. Palm Springs is a two-and-a-half-hour drive.


3,100 square feetPrice per square foot:


A long driveway leads to a sheltered parking pad under the second story of the house. A dining area is located at the other end of the space. The sleek kitchen occupies the back half. It has a large, marble-topped island with globe-style pendant lights hanging overhead. Another sitting area is at the other end of the space, with a dining area in between.The sleek kitchen, which occupies the back half of this space, has a large, marble-topped island with globe-style pendant lights hanging overhead.

A short hallway off the kitchen leads to the primary suite, which has more floor-to-ceiling glass walls and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower that has a floor-to-ceiling glass wall offering a view of the property.

Two more bedrooms are on this level; they share a full bathroom.

A home gym with an attached powder room and direct outdoor access is on the lower level.

Outdoor space:

The house is about 5,000 feet above sea level, and the spacious deck off the living area offers mountain and ocean views on clear days. The property includes hiking trails, campsites and at least one flat area that could hold a swimming pool or an accessory dwelling unit.

Taxes: $43,128 (estimated)

Contact: Richard Spiering, Compass, 619-540-3483; compass.com

Sonoma | $3.5 MillionA three-bedroom, three-bathroom modern-farmhouse-style home built in 1962, on a 0.5-acre lot


2,902 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,206

Indoors: The house is set back from the street, behind a wide lawn and shaded by mature trees. The front door opens to a spacious foyer with hardwood flooring. Off the kitchen is a family room that has a fireplace. The third bedroom is located off the foyer. It has access to an adjacent bathroom that includes a combined tub and shower. It has the use of a bathroom across the hall with a combined tub and shower.

The property includes two detached buildings: One is used as a home gym, the other as a home office.Outdoor space:

The swimming pool is framed with brick and surrounded by mature trees and hedges, offering shade and privacy. The property has a raised garden and a fenced-in garden. The driveway has space to park three cars.


$43,742 (estimated)


Daniel Casabonne, Sotheby’s International Realty, Wine Country Sonoma Brokerage, 707-494-3130; sothebysrealty.com

Santa Monica | $3.495 MillionA two-bedroom, two-bathroom house built in 1947, on a 0.3-acre lot

This house is on a hilly street in a quiet part of Santa Monica, near Pacific Palisades and about a mile from Ginger Rogers Beach. The house is located a few blocks away from an elementary school, and the Ocean Avenue Stairs which offers free exercise to residents of the area. The Annenberg Community Beach House is five minutes away, as is a popular stretch of Montana Avenue with a bookstore, a wine shop and a number of casual restaurants.Downtown Santa Monica is about 10 minutes away by car. Driving to Century City, Westwood or Los Angeles International Airport takes about half an hour.

Size: 1,633 square feet


A gate in the wood privacy fence next to the driveway opens to the front yard, where stairs ascend to the main entrance.

Inside is a sunny living room with blonde wood floors, a sleek concrete fireplace and glass doors that fold open to a large deck, offering an indoor-outdoor living experience. The space is connected to a Boffi kitchen, which has glossy white cabinets and a center island with a sink and cooktop integrated. It also features colored-glass pendant lighting and a built in banquette. The main bedroom features an en-suite bathroom that includes a deep tub with a shower above it and a large picture window overlooking the backyard. The bedroom next door has the use of a bathroom with an oversized walk-in shower.Outdoor space:

The expansive deck functions as an outdoor living room. The property is large enough to allow for a second building. Both the front and back yards have mature fruit trees. The attached garage holds two cars.Taxes:

$43,692 (estimated)Contact:

Frank Langen, DPP Real Estate, 310-963-3891; dppre.com

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