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 series called “Cali Comparables”. We’re crisscrossing the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.


This week we’re headed to explore properties in Orange County. What will our budget of $3.5 million purchase? Let’s find out!


110 Gardenview, Irvine | $2,999,888

This chic and sophisticated Irvine property is new, and move-in ready. The property has five bedrooms and five full bathrooms, each with clean, elegant touches and an open floor-plan. The spacious kitchen features double islands, and is located next to the family room. There is also a formal living room and dining room as well as a loft upstairs. The outside living space is equally as impressive with another dining area and custom-built barbecue.


5 Devonwood Drive, Coto de Caza | $3,188,000

This home is impressively built with Tuscan style details and plenty of living and entertaining space. Outdoors, there is a built-in barbecue and dining area, a pool, a basketball court, and a built-in fireplace. The high level of details and features continues indoors, with Spanish tile, tall beamed ceilings, a private office, six bedrooms, and six bathrooms. The property sits on over an acre of land in the Weatherly community. Amenities include hiking trails, pools, tennis courts, golf, a spa, and gym.


18 Coral Reef, Newport Coast | $3,498,000

This fully customized property is not only updated with premium features, but also has a stunning ocean view. The three bedroom, three full bathroom property has two master suites, both with customized features. The kitchen also has custom features including a wine cabinet, high-end appliances, and custom cabinetry. The house is truly unique with stone detailing throughout and a 500-year-old stone fireplace. Not only is the property near the beach, but it is also close to golfing, shopping, and many other Southern California activities.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in Orange County in the $3,000,000 to $3,500,000 range.

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