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 making our way back up to the North, taking our home hunt to beautiful and tony Marin County. With a budget of $3 million, give or take, what kind of house can we buy? Let’s explore.


331 Pine Hill Road | Mill Valley, CA 94941 |$3,150,000

Architecturally designed and rebuilt in 2008, this one-of-a-kind contemporary masterpiece rests behind a privacy gate. Four bedrooms and three and a half baths offer plenty of space. A stunning and dramatic entry leads to a gourmet kitchen touched with Calcutta marble, granite counters and Viking appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows and glass sliding doors open to a bluestone patio and gardens. Upstairs is a kids family room, loft, master and three kids bedrooms.


4 Laurel Lane | Sausalito, CA 94965 |$3,100,000

Situated on a truly special lot in Sausalito spanning over 1/2 an acre with sweeping views, this ultra private residence offers a winning combination of world-class views, ample parking and a flat and easy driveway approach. Massive outdoor decks and floor-to-ceiling windows make this an entertainer’s dream. All of the living areas and bedrooms are oriented to take in the view. There is an easy commute with quick access to 101 and San Francisco.


171 Cazneau Avenue | Sausalito, CA 94965 | $2,998,000

Let’s just start with the sweeping San Francisco Bay and Sausalito marina views in this striking contemporary gem. Add to that, a desirable close-in location just minutes to the city and you have one unique property. Entertain in the great room with a fireplace and wet bar. Prepare meals in the granite chef’s kitchen with stainless appliances and center island. And when the day is over, retreat to the relaxing master suite with fireplace, opening skylight and two walk-in closets. There’s also a media loft with surround sound and built-in screen, office, elevator and more.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in Marin County in the $3,000,000 to $3,200,000 range.

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