You set a certain budget for your house hunt—and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a new series we’re calling “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

It’s Monterey Car Week — one of the year’s most anticipated motoring events — which brings our real estate search right to the heart of the Monterey Bay peninsula. From sweeping ocean views to awe-inspiring settings on the most beautiful golf courses in the world, Monterey is a showcase for gorgeous properties, not unlike the amazing automobiles making their way to the Pebble Beach area this week. If you’d rather spend your hard-earned dollars on real estate as opposed to a vintage Lamborghini (tough choice), then you’ve come to the right place. What would about $4 million buy you in this enviable locale? Let’s take Monterey real estate for a spin:

 

17mile

3363 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, CA 93953 | $4,350,000

Your search might as well stop here. Looking out over the 15th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links and vistas of Point Lobos and Pescadero Point, “Mira Mar” embodies the rich architectural history of early Pebble Beach. The three-bedroom, three bathroom main house plus a one-bedroom, one-bathroom detached guest house rest on over 1 acre and adorned by beautiful lawns and gardens. Bordered by a greenbelt “Mira Mar” offers a gated entry with perimeter fencing and private patios for your relaxation and enjoyment.

 

loma alta

520 Loma Alta Rd, Carmel, CA 93923 | $4,495,000

Sited in the Jacks Peak section of Carmel, this modernist-inspired octagonal masterpiece boasts spectacular views from Pacific Grove to Santa Cruz with the Monterey Bay as a visual bridge. The property consists of a main residence plus a guest house sited on a 5.5 acre parcel, offering a total of three bedrooms and five baths, private patios, ocean-view decks and a barn. It’s truly a feast for the visual senses…worth every pretty penny.

 

yankee

101 Yankee Point Dr, Carmel Highlands, CA 93923 | $4,100,000

This masterfully designed 2-story coastal beauty embodies the very idea of understated luxury — which is so much a part of the Monterey Bay Peninsula lifestyle. Stunningly renovated, this house offers over 4,000 square feet with generously sized rooms, a flowing plan with open beam ceilings, expanses of windows and comfortable indoor-outdoor living spaces ideal for relaxing or entertaining.

 

Click here for other homes currently for sale in Monterey County in the $4,000,000 to $4,500,000 range.

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