Here’s What $3.3 Million Buys You in California

Palos Verdes Estates | $three.three Million

A 1935 Tudor-style home with 4 bedrooms and 4 bogs, on a zero.2-acre lot

The Palos Verdes Peninsula, in the southwestern a part of Los Angeles County, is thought for its sweeping ocean views and quiet, family-friendly neighborhoods. This home is in Palos Verdes Estates, a metropolis whose grasp plan was carried out by the panorama architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in the early 1920s. Just a few blocks away is the Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preserve, a cliff-side park with climbing trails and views of the Santa Monica Bay and shoreline. Also inside strolling distance is Palos Verdes High School, a well-ranked public faculty.

Los Angeles International Airport is about half an hour away by automobile; driving to downtown Long Beach takes about the identical period of time.

Size: 2,871 sq. toes

Price per sq. foot: $1,149

Indoors: From the road, a path cuts by the entrance yard to a flagstone porch sufficiently big to carry a couple of chairs.

The wooden door swings open right into a lobby. Turning proper results in a sunken lounge with new hardwood flooring and home windows and a rock-framed hearth. Just off this room is a small bonus space with one other hearth, framed in brick.

To the left of the lobby is spacious eating space that additionally has new hardwood flooring, like many of the foremost dwelling areas. Beyond it’s a breakfast nook tucked right into a bay of home windows; a couple of steps farther is an up to date kitchen with new stainless-steel home equipment, a farmhouse sink, a middle island topped in marble and glass doorways out to a deck.

From the kitchen, a hallway extends to the first suite, the place a barn-style door opens to a rest room with a soaking tub and a glass-walled bathe. Closer to the kitchen, alongside the corridor, is a laundry room with tile flooring.

A second hallway, operating alongside the staircase in the lobby, is lined with built-in cabinetry. It results in a visitor room with home windows going through the facet of the property; a full lavatory with a porcelain pedestal sink is subsequent door.

On the second degree, there are two extra bedrooms and a full lavatory. One of the bedrooms has a fire, and each have home windows that face the ocean.

Outdoor area: From the rear deck, off the kitchen, steps lead right down to a lush yard with a backyard and mature timber. A personal placing inexperienced sits on one facet of the yard. The indifferent two-car storage features a second degree with an open area and a full lavatory, appropriate to be used as visitor quarters or a house workplace.

Taxes: $41,916 (estimated)

Contact: Gary Kooba, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, 310-722-2007;

Credit…Brandon Beechler

Laguna Beach | $three.295 Million

A Craftsman-inspired home constructed in 2006, with 4 bedrooms and 4 bogs, on a zero.1-acre lot

In the cities that dot the Orange County shoreline, proximity to the seaside is prized, and in that respect this Laguna Beach home shines: It is lower than half a mile from Shaw’s Cove and Fisherman’s Cove, the place the calm water attracts a mixture of households and avid swimmers. The property is a couple of blocks north of Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach’s foremost thoroughfare, so additionally it is inside strolling distance of artwork galleries and informal eating places.

The neighboring cities of Newport Beach and Huntington Beach are lower than half an hour away. The foremost campus of the University of California, Irvine, is a few 15-minute drive.

Size: 2,524 sq. toes

Price per sq. foot: $1,305

Indoors: This home has a low entrance gate, framed by palm timber, separating the sidewalk from the garden. The lined porch has room for a bench.

Beyond the entrance door is lobby with excessive ceilings. To the left is a proper lounge with a fire; to the fitting is a proper eating space.

A butler’s pantry connects the eating space to the kitchen, which was up to date in 2020 with new Thermador home equipment and stone counters. The kitchen is open to a household room with sliding-glass doorways that result in a facet patio.

Behind the household room is a bed room, at the moment used as a house workplace, and a rest room with a tiled bathe. Across the corridor is a laundry room with hardwood flooring.

From the lounge, a carpeted staircase with a wooden banister rises to the second flooring, additionally carpeted. To the rapid proper is the first bed room, which has vaulted ceilings and a big personal balcony going through the road. The en suite lavatory has a double self-importance topped with marble, a walk-in closet and a built-in storage bench below a window.

Across the corridor are two bedrooms of about the identical dimension; every has a mirrored closet and its personal lavatory (one with a bathe and the opposite with a mix tub and bathe). They share entry to a balcony that stretches throughout the home.

Outdoor area: From the household room, floor-to-ceiling glass doorways flip the facet patio into an extension of the dwelling area. The patio has wooden flooring and is massive sufficient to carry a eating desk. Both the balcony off the first suite and the one shared by the 2 upstairs visitor rooms have room for lounge chairs; the second balcony is massive sufficient to carry further furnishings. The hooked up storage has two parking spots.

Taxes: $39,216 (estimated)

Contact: Amy Calvert and Tim Smith, the Smith Group, Coldwell Banker Realty, 949-981-9047;

Credit…Open Homes Photography

Mill Valley | $three.25 Million

A post-and-beam home constructed in 1975, with 4 bedrooms, two and a half bogs and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom visitor suite, on a zero.7-acre lot

This home has had only one proprietor, a household doctor who labored on the design with an architect after falling in love with Mill Valley in the 1970s. The intent was to spotlight the pure environment, which translated into plenty of home windows wanting straight into the timber, in addition to using supplies like redwood, oak and Douglas fir. There are three fireplaces, custom-designed by the proprietor, with vintage mantels and trim.

The coronary heart of Mill Valley is a bit more than a mile away — a five-minute stroll or a 30-minute drive. The climbing trails of Muir Woods National Monument are close by, and San Francisco is a few 45-minute drive.

Size: three,875 sq. toes

Price per sq. foot: $839

Indoors: This home is on the finish of a avenue, and its lengthy driveway winds previous the storage, with brick steps and a deck resulting in the entrance door.

Straight forward, previous the lobby, is a lounge with vaulted wooden ceilings, floor-to-ceiling redwood beams and a fire framed by an 18th-century marble mantel imported from France.

Next to the lounge is a eating room going through the deck. On the opposite facet of the eating space is a kitchen with a commercial-grade stovetop and a breakfast space in a nook with home windows looking into the forest.

On the opposite facet of this flooring, off the entrance door, are an workplace and a powder room. Farther again is the first suite: In the bed room is a fire framed by vintage tile and a carved wood mantel; the toilet has a double self-importance and loads of cupboard area.

Two units of stairs join this flooring to the opposite ranges: Above the principle dwelling space is a lofted sitting space with an inside balcony that appears down into the first suite; on the extent beneath are three visitor rooms (one with a fire) that share a rest room with a bathe, in addition to a bonus room.

Attached to the principle home, however with a separate entrance, is a visitor suite with a full lavatory and a kitchenette.

Outdoor area: The foremost deck, off the eating room and kitchen, is sufficiently big for separate consuming and lounging areas, and is related to a brick patio that has further area for entertaining. A path from the patio results in the driveway and the storage, which holds three automobiles.

Taxes: $49,404 (estimated)

Contact: Jonathan Marks, Compass, 415-307-0505;

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