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 the coast to the sun drenched shores of Malibu for our house hunt. Let’s take a look at how far $4.5 million (and slightly over) will take you.


A custom Malibu beach house eludes French style elegance on approximately 60 feet of beach frontage. A dramatic entry welcomes and leads to a great room with fireplace, den/media/library area, and dining room which all open to the oceanfront deck. On the upper level, the large master suite impresses with ocean views, fireplace, balcony, and an expansive bathroom.

11350 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265


21110 PCH_ReShoot High Res-23

Sitting on the sands of Malibu in its own private cove, this contemporary pads offers beachfront living at its finest. As one of very few Malibu beach houses built on a low ocean bluff rather than wood pilings, enjoy the wonders of the Pacific without the worry and maintenance of the area’s traditional waterfront dwellings. Recently remodeled the 3-bedroom, 3-bath residence epitomizes effortless elegance, boasting gorgeous water views from almost every room, state-of-the-art appointments, and striking finishes throughout.

21110 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265



This stunning architectural estate rests on approximately 2 acres and offers phenomenal ocean and sunset views. Surrounded by parkland, the private residence is nestled among mature Canary palms and rolling landscape. Indoors, the home boasts modern and industrial influences and features an open floor plan that is ideal for entertaining. The outdoor space encompasses a pool & spa, spacious deck, built-in lounge area, and bamboo Zen garden with firepit.

6047 Cavalleri Road
Malibu, CA 90265

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