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.

Last time we traveled to California’s northern metropolis of San Francisco and this week we’re heading down the coast to the state’s Southern California hub, Los Angeles County. We’ve set the budget at $4 million (plus or minus), let’s take a look at what that gets us.


The newly restored, 1957 ranch home on Point Dume in Malibu personifies the true essence of Southern California living. The kitchen boasts walnut cabinetry, soapstone countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances while the living rooms features Terrazzo floors, walnut walls, Carrera marble fireplace, and La Cantina fold away doors which open to the cedar deck and perfectly manicured backyard and pool.

6655 Dume Drive
Malibu, CA 90265


Reimagined by architect James Magni, this one-of-a-kind West Hollywood home exudes the spirit of an aristocratic Southern retreat with replicated New Orleans lanterns, 19th century French doors, and wrought iron details throughout. Outdoors, exquisite landscaping featuring heirloom roses, oak leaf hydrangeas, and magnolia trees highlights the 68-foot saltwater pool, gazebo, and fireplace.

9031 Dorrington Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90048


Resting on approximately 1.25 acres, enjoy unobstructed views from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Build a sizable showcase estate on this flat pad situated on the coveted Sunset Plaza Drive.

2381 N Sunset Plaza Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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