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.

This week, we’re headed up north to the beautiful and pristine Lake Tahoe area of Truckee for our house hunt. Let’s take a look at how far $1.4 million (plus or minus) will take you in this majestic mountain market.



18875 Nighthawk Way
Truckee, CA | 96161 | $1,497,000 USD

It’s the westerly views of the Pacific Crest skyline that captivate in this stunning 2016-built mountain modern home. Entertain in the great room with its vaulted ceiling and open-concept flow, from indoor to outdoor — or play pool in the bonus game room directly off the living room. It’s a place where you can truly spread out among 18 acres…



12168 Stallion Way
Truckee, CA | 96161 |$1,399,000 USD

Privacy is the key word for this gated view estate, which rests on five secluded acres. You’ll have pristine views of the Truckee River, Mt. Rose and Carson Range, plus an ample area for a fenced-in equestrian center. Other impressive features include a hidden mountainside hot tub, attached 3-car garage and detached 2-car garage, plus wall-to-wall windows enhancing the views from every room.



14838 Martis Peak Road
Truckee, CA | 96161 | $1,395,000 USD

The dreamy mountain lifestyle awaits at this dreamy retreat, spread out over 20 acres. There’s a solarium/greenhouse, three ponds, gorgeous waterfalls, acres of green lawns and a place for all to gather with separate guest quarters over the garage, two cottages and 5-acre horse pasture.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in the Lake Tahoe area in the $1,400,000 to $1,500,000 range.

Click here to view other Cali Comparables posts from around the state.