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 with 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 taking our real estate exploration up to the hot Silicon Valley market. With a budget of about $4 million, how much house will it buy?


33 Bayview Ave | Los Gatos, CA 95030 | $4,295,000
Just recently reduced, this stunning two-story contemporary home in desirable downtown Los Gatos features sophisticated entertaining spaces that flow to outdoor entertainment spaces, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and too many “wow” moments to count. A glass and steel foyer leads you in to bright living room with exotic wood floors, soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. A dining area and lounge area with fireplace and exceptional light open to a beautiful landscaped backyard. The kitchen is touched with custom countertops and cabinets. Meanwhile, the master bath is a showcase with a custom-tiled wall spanning into the shower and extra-large soaking tub. In the expansive and ultra private backyard,  prepare to be impressed with mature trees, three different patios and a guest home, perfect for and art studio or live-in guest. Bonus: it’s only blocks from town and all the charms Los Gatos has to offer.


18921 Bear Creek Rd | Los Gatos, CA 95033 | $3,998,000

Set only five minutes from downtown Los Gatos and only a half mile up Bear Creek Road, Casa de los Suenos offers a captivating interplay between nature and structure that few residences manage to achieve. The finest materials combine with dazzling artistry and craftsmanship to create an environment of textures, patterns, and colors that delight the spirit. This spectacular Spanish-style estate is a triumph of architectural design and exceptional craftsmanship that unfolds on approximately 2.5 glorious acres in the hills of Los Gatos. A culinary kitchen offers custom wood cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances. A separate guest house and separate studio are perfect for home office, gym or art studio. A 1,400 square foot oversized four-car garage is an added plus — not to mention the self contained attached fully equipped apartment.


46 Hernandez Ave | Los Gatos, CA 95030 |$3,950,000

If you want to live above historic downtown Los Gatos within “Glenridge” — one of the town’s most sought-after neighborhoods, then look no further this beautiful custom residence of four bedrooms and three and a half baths set on a meandering tree-lined street. Natural privacy emanates from this fabulous estate, offering a captivating interplay between nature and structure that few residences manage to achieve. The home transforms natural materials into a finished creation that is beautiful as it is functional. A culinary kitchen features beautiful custom wood cabinetry with designer hardware, slab granite counter tops with honed stone backsplash, wine refrigerator, and top-of-the-line appliances. The master bedroom suite includes two walk-in closets and luxurious bathroom with a walk-in shower and dual sinks. The private rear grounds present a spectacular setting intertwined with strolling paths, a complete outdoor kitchen, magnificent pool and waterfall, gas fireplace and putting green.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in Los Gatos in the $3,950,000 to $4,300,000 range.

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