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 moving our house hunt up to Sacramento — the state capitol and hometown of Joan Didion and Greta Gerwig (director of the Golden Globe-nominated film, “Lady Bird,” which is also set in Sac). What will our budget of $1.1 million buy? It turns out…a lot! Let’s go.


4321 Lantzy Court | Sacramento, CA 95864 | $1,179,000

Designed by Carter Sparks, this contemporary showstopper in Mariemont Estates has it all: dramatic design, square footage and a sweet backyard for entertaining. Welcoming you inside, the 16-foot solid wood door welcomes you into 3,724 square feet, where craftsmanship shines with beautiful finishes. This open air floor plan, with the kitchen and wine beverage bar resting at its center, is perfect for entertaining inside and out. The park-like backyard impresses with a salt water pool with waterfall, multiple fountains, lighted Palapa and spa.


389 Santa Ynez Way | Sacramento, CA 95816 | $1,159,000

This charming 2,650 square-foot East Sac home is situated on the desirable street of Santa Ynez. Entertaining is made easy with an open and spacious family room — which was added in the past year. The remodeled kitchen boasts granite counters, Wolf range, a cozy breakfast nook with built-in bookshelves and laundry area with lots of storage. A second floor, also added last year, includes a spacious master suite and a master bath with designer wood cabinets and mirrors, glass shower enclosure and a large walk-in closet, along with two additional upstairs bedrooms.


1810 Maple Glen Road |Sacramento, CA 95864 | $1,099,000

A prestigious location and setting combine in this Arden Oaks single story home.  Surrounded by spectacular trees and mature foliage, a 2,272 square-foot ranch-style cottage and attached guest quarters with separate entrance are ready for you to put your personal touch on them. A circular driveway welcomes you its secluded embrace. A charming kitchen with extra sink and sunny breakfast nook offer plenty of space, while a great room features hardwood flooring and cozy wood burning fireplace and opens to a covered patio and expansive backyard oasis with private pool.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in Sacramento in the $1,100,000 to $1,200,000 range.

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