$3.5 Million Homes in California

$3.5 Million Homes in California

This home was renovated by the sellers who purchased it in 2022 and restored the original walnut trim and terrazzo floors, upgraded the plumbing and electrical, and installed new double-glazed windows and skylights.

The property is located in Ladera Heights, approximately 10 minutes from downtown Culver City and 15 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and the beaches of Playa del Rey. It is approximately a half hour drive to Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach or Long Beach.

Size: 3,338 square meters

Price per square meter: 1,047 US dollars

Inside: A paved path runs parallel to the driveway through a yard planted with drought-resistant plants and into a fenced entry courtyard.

The front door opens into a foyer with terrazzo tiled floors and access to a full bathroom with walk-in shower.

To the right is a sunken living room with new wood floors, a freestanding brick fireplace and glass folding doors leading to the courtyard. On the other side of the fireplace is a dining room with brass pendant lights and more glass doors to the courtyard.

This space connects to a kitchen that features custom cabinetry, quartzite slab countertops, and white enamel appliances with gold hardware. An island with a waterfall counter separates the kitchen from a family room with walnut paneling, another fireplace, and glass doors that lead to the pool area behind the house.

A bedroom, currently used as a study, is located off the family room. It has more walnut paneling and French doors overlooking the pool, as well as access to a powder room.

The other three bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house. The master suite has a walk-in closet, a bathroom with a sleek oval tub and separate shower, and sliding glass doors that open onto a private courtyard surrounded by a white brick wall. The other two bedrooms are connected by a full bathroom.

Outdoor area: The central courtyard serves as an extension of the living space and offers space for relaxation with its wooden platform. Behind the house there is a partially covered terrace next to the swimming pool and spa. The attached garage has space for three cars.

Steer: 43,692 USD (estimated)

Contact: Susan Perryman, Carolwood Estates, 310-261-1960; carolwoodre.com

Occupying half a floor in a 21-story building in Russian Hill, this condo offers views of Coit Tower and San Francisco Bay in the distance. It's less than half a mile from Lombard Street, a popular city landmark, and also near Fisherman's Wharf and George Sterling Park, where the athletic fields and tennis courts offer views of the Golden Gate Bridge. A wine shop, ice cream parlor, and Spanish restaurant are about a five-minute walk away.

City Lights, a bookstore associated with the Beat poetry scene, is about a 15-minute walk away, and San Francisco International Airport is a half-hour drive away.

Size: 185 square meters

Price per square meter: $1,486

Inside: Through the entrance door of the apartment you enter a foyer with hardwood flooring and access to a guest toilet.

Behind it lies an open-plan living area. To the left is a seating area large enough for a sofa and several chairs; to the right is a dining area with built-in shelving. Floor-to-ceiling windows along the back wall offer expansive city views, and a door in the dining area provides access to a balcony.

The kitchen, accessible from the dining area or foyer, features sleek white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a French door refrigerator, electric cooktop and dual ovens. A side-by-side washer and dryer sit beneath an extension of the kitchen counter.

All three bedrooms are located along a hallway off the foyer, with the master suite at the other end featuring a walk-in closet, private balcony with water views, and a bathroom with a combination shower and soaking tub.

The bedroom next door is currently used as a home office. The third bedroom has a built-in desk and space for a queen bed. These two bedrooms share a full bathroom.

Outdoor area: The balcony next to the dining area is covered and has space for chairs and a small table. The building has a guarded lobby. This apartment includes an assigned parking space.

Steer: $43,128 (estimated) and a monthly homeowners association fee of $3,278

Contact: Alice Alioto, Sotheby's International Realty, San Francisco Brokerage, 415-640-5260; sothebysrealty.com

Located in the Fairhills neighborhood, this home is less than a 10-minute drive to downtown shopping and dining and to Boyd Memorial Park, where hiking trails are surrounded by mature redwoods. It is also close to well-respected public schools, including Sun Valley Elementary School.

The drive to San Anselmo takes about 10 minutes. McNears Beach Park on San Pablo Bay is about 20 minutes away. Oakland and Santa Rosa are about 45 minutes away by car. San Jose is about 90 minutes away.

Size: 374 square meters

Price per square meter: $859

Inside: A long driveway leads from the street to an entry area with a swimming pool. Double glass doors protected by a roof overhang open to a foyer with hardwood floors.

The hardwood flooring continues into a living room with a wood burning fireplace, sliding glass doors that open to a large balcony, and large windows that offer views of the mountains in the distance. To the right is a dining room with more sliding glass doors to the balcony. The dining room is open to a kitchen with new wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an eating area, and a door to the garage.

There are three bedrooms on this level, accessed via a hallway off the foyer. The master suite at the far end has balcony access and is large enough for a king bed and separate sitting area. The adjoining bathroom has a deep soaking tub and separate shower. The other two bedrooms across the hall are each large enough for a queen bed. They share a full bathroom.

Two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom are located on the lower level, which is accessed by stairs in the foyer. This level also includes a home theater, powder room, and family room with access to a patio.

Outdoor area: The lower deck is spacious, with mountain views and room for separate dining and entertaining areas. There is a saltwater pool in the front yard next to the main entrance. The attached garage has two parking spaces.

Steer: $43,712 (estimated) and a $3 monthly homeowners association fee

Contact: Paul O’Neil, Corcoran Icon Properties, 415-309-8751; corcoran.com

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