A four-bedroom house in San Diego, a three-bedroom condominium in San Francisco and a 1929 Spanish-style home in Los Angeles.
$2.2 Million Homes in California
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San Diego | $2.199 Million
A 2001 house with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
This house is 10 minutes from Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, 1,750 acres of rugged coastline with a lagoon and walking trails that draw locals and tourists. Also nearby is Torrey Pines State Beach, a public beach popular with surfers, and Torrey Pines Golf Course, the site of regular PGA Tour events.
The main campus of the University of California San Diego is 10 minutes away. Camp Pendleton, one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the United States, is a half-hour north. Driving to downtown San Diego or La Jolla takes about 20 minutes.
Size: 2,683 square feet
Price per square foot: $820
Indoors: This home’s entrance is behind a privacy wall. The front door opens into a foyer with hardwood floors and a staircase to the second floor. The hardwood flooring continues into an open living and dining area overlooking the backyard.
A powder room and laundry room are also off the foyer, as is a kitchen that has white stone counters, a center island with a five-burner cooktop, a built-in banquette and a fireplace with built-in shelving on either side.
On the second floor, the landing flows into an open space that has been used as a guest room. The sellers added a built-in desk and storage to turn it into a home office. The space is large enough to accommodate a sectional sofa, so it could also be used as a den.
Next door is the primary bedroom, which has a closet with custom-designed storage and an en suite bathroom with a deep soaking tub and walk-in shower.
At the other end of this floor are two guest rooms of roughly equal size, one with a Juliet balcony. They share a bathroom off the hallway with a combined tub and shower.
Outdoor space: The drought-tolerant landscaping in the front and back includes artificial grass and a stone garden. The backyard has a deck with a fire table and hot tub. The attached garage holds two cars, and there is room to park two more in the driveway.
Taxes: $27,492 (estimated) and a $26 monthly homeowner association fee
Contact: Christian McDougall, Douglas Elliman, 858-480-9778; elliman.com
San Francisco | $2.195 Million
A three-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium in a 1918 elevator building with six units
This condominium is in Pacific Heights, one of San Francisco’s most desirable neighborhoods, prized for its grand Victorian and Edwardian architecture, access to green space and shopping and dining. Lafayette Park, which has picnic spots and a play area for dogs, is less than half a mile away, and the retail corridors of California Street and Van Ness Avenue are within easy walking distance.
The waterfront is also nearby: Fisherman’s Wharf is about two miles away, and the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, which includes a museum devoted to the history of sea travel, is just over a mile away. Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County takes about 15 minutes.
Size: 1,657 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,325
Indoors: The front door to this unit opens into a foyer with wide-plank oak floors and original picture molding on the walls. The oak flooring continues into the living room, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by deep green tile and topped with a simple wood mantel.
The dining room beyond has more original picture molding and space for a generously sized table. The recently renovated kitchen, accessible from the dining room and foyer, has quartz counters, open shelving for cookbooks, a six-burner Wolf range and a 150-bottle wine storage unit. A laundry room is just off the kitchen.
Two bedrooms and two recently updated bathrooms are off a hallway extending from the dining room. The larger bedroom has space for a king-size bed, and the bathrooms have heated floors and Toto toilets.
A third bedroom, off the foyer, has a glass door that opens to a private deck and would make an ideal home office.
Outdoor space: The wood deck currently holds a coffee table and several bench-style seats; it could also accommodate a small dining table and barbecue. The homeowner association fee covers maintenance, water and trash removal. This unit comes with one parking space with a built-in Tesla charger, as well as additional secure storage.
Taxes: $27,432 (estimated) and a $1,022 monthly homeowner association fee
Contact: Mike Hood, Compass, 415-710-9976; compass.com
Los Angeles | $2.188 Million
A Spanish-style house built in 1929, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
This house was built by William Mulholland, a legendary figure in the history of Southern California. As the head of what was then called the Los Angeles Water Department, he oversaw the construction of the aqueduct system that enabled the city’s rapid growth in the early 20th century.
Silver Lake, the neighborhood where he built his house, has a number of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. The Silver Lake Reservoir, a popular spot for dog walking, is also nearby. Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood are a 15-minute drive.
Size: 1,924 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,137
Indoors: Behind a security door at street level, steps lead up to the front entrance. Past the threshold is a living room with high ceilings, exposed beams, a fireplace and wide windows that face the street.
Stairs with a wrought-iron railing lead up to the dining room, which overlooks the living room. Through the dining room is an updated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a center island topped with butcher block. An adjacent area holds a washer and dryer.
On the other side of the dining room, through a wide doorway, is a den with a fireplace and access to the backyard.
A hallway running alongside the dining room has a bedroom at either end. The primary bedroom, at the back of the house, has a wall of built-in storage and glass doors that open to the backyard; the en suite bathroom has a shower tiled in pale blue and black. The guest suite at the front of the house has a bathroom with a shower tiled in yellow and green.
The third guest suite, behind the kitchen, has a black-and-white bathroom with a combined tub and shower.
Outdoor space: A tiled patio with wrought-iron railings is behind the house. It steps up to a flat expanse of grass surrounded by tall hedges and mature trees. The detached garage has parking for two cars.
Taxes: $27,348 (estimated)
Contact: Laura Thomas Mullen, Sotheby’s International Realty — Los Feliz Brokerage, 323-240-6600; sothebysrealty.com