For this installment of Cali Comparables, we’re heading to Silicon Valley, home to the nation’s most expensive ZIP codes. With a healthy budget of $4 million, how much house can you buy in some of the Valley’s most desirable neighborhoods? Let’s see.

1036 Marilyn Dr | Mountain View, CA 94040 | $3,699,000

This private, sprawling four-bedroom, three-bathroom custom-designed home rests on an 11,000-square-foot lot a half a mile from Mountain View’s Castro Street. The residence is ideal for families with 3,400 square feet and a layout that accommodates both formal entertaining and casual living. Meal prep is made easy in the kitchen with double ovens, a gas stove and Sub-Zero fridge and you will find a large dining nook with sweeping views of the backyard. French doors lead to lush back and side yards with redwoods, fruit trees, and raised beds. Enjoy outdoor living and entertaining on a large redwood deck, secluded patio, and separate deck with a pergola. The master bedroom offers sliding glass doors that open to a private balcony with treetop views and the master bath features double sinks and a large walk-in shower with bench. The upstairs of the home features two bedrooms, plus a bath. And downstairs, there is a bedroom, full bath and laundry room perfect for a housekeeper, au pair, in-law or guest.

515 E Meadow Dr | Palo Alto, CA 94306 | $4,080,000

If you’re looking for new construction in the heart of Silicon Valley, look no further than this Palo Alto architectural gem, completed recently in August 2019. Set in a sought-after midtown location, the 2,550-square-foot house features a modern functional floorplan with four bedrooms plus an office. Quality architectural design and craftsmanship define this light-filled home. Fine materials and design elements are used throughout, including European white oak wide-plank hardwood floors, coffered ceilings with recessed lighting, bay window/window seats, Porcelanosa tiles in all baths and a porch with Italian-made tiles. A superbly equipped large kitchen is highlighted by a Thermador 48-inch refrigerator, 48-inch hood and range top with six burners and griddle – plus, Columbia cabinetry, a Cambria slab countertop and wine cooler. Silicon Valley-worthy technology includes security with four cameras, a Ring video doorbell, surround sound, A/C and more. A highly desirable neighborhood places the future owner within walking distance of top-rated schools, 21-acre Mitchell Park and a 41,000 square-foot new library, which offers a wealth of active recreational opportunities.

270 Channing Ave | Palo Alto, CA 94301 | $3,995,000

For those who want lots of historic charm and original architectural character, this tri-level Queen Anne style-home checks all the right boxes. The 2,770 square foot abode has been tastefully remodeled and updated with modern touches. The living/dining room area on the main level flows into a spacious, light-filled kitchen creating a perfect space for entertaining, enhanced by easy access to the back garden. The upper level offers three bedrooms with custom closet systems, a full bath, and a large bonus storage closet. The lower level master suite presents a private, quiet retreat with a large patio, built-in wall system, dual-sink vanity, jetted tub, spacious shower, a customized walk-in closet and a bonus customized wall closet. A large laundry room, an exercise room, and extra storage space round out the many amenities found in this home.