Not all views are created equal. Direct head-on views are obviously a valuable amenity, but sometimes even just a glimpse of pristine open space, river, park, or ocean can also command a premium. How much are different views worth in today’s market? We take a closer look at three Northern California properties priced between $4.495 million and $4.85 million.

907 Eagle Ridge Dr | Danville, CA 94506 | $4,495,000

Remodeled with timeless elegance, this spectacular estate offers a grand architectural presence, incredible finishes, and breathtaking views that sweep across San Ramon Valley from nearly every window. The Mediterranean-style architecture and the magnificent views extending over the verdant hillsides give one the feeling of being transported to Europe — especially when you admire the sights from the magnificent terrace. Over 7,800 square feet in the main residence brings well-designed spaces that cater to sophisticated living and entertaining with a seamless flow. Details such as the millwork adorning the archways, windows, staircase, walls, and ceiling combine with gorgeous Cantera hand-forged iron doors at the entry to convey Old World grace. A 671 square-foot cabana elevates the offering, making the ultimate compound for luxuriously sheltering in place.

9401 RD 500B | Mendocino, CA 95460 | $4,750,000
The first thing you’ll notice about this stunning estate are the breathtaking cinematic views of Mendocino Bay, Village of Mendocino, and Chapman Point. Perched upon a gated knoll, the home boasts majestic ocean panoramas from every room via expansive picture windows. It’s an undeniable setting for serenity and relaxation. Inside the 4,000 square-foot home, grandeur and elegance are expressed in details such as handcrafted old growth vertical grain Douglas fir wainscotting, cathedral beams, layered mouldings, and patterned maple wood floors. A sumptuously appointed attached guest cottage offering a separate entrance means it’s the perfect place to house your extended family or a long-term guest. Multiple decks offer you a front-row seat to the Pacific.

5733 Cottage Ridge Rd | Santa Rosa, CA 95403 | $4,850,000

This exceptional custom estate takes its position in Santa Rosa’s renowned Mayacama Golf community, where a thoughtful floorplan has been oriented towards its peaceful hillside setting among the golden oak-tree studded hills in northern Sonoma County. The European Old World style and architecture facilitate private indoor/outdoor living. The 4,781 square-foot residence boasts floor-to-ceiling French doors that open onto lush gardens and multiple lounging patios overlooking an expanse of oaks, olive trees, and professionally landscaped gardens. Glimpses of the surroundings can be enjoyed from many of the rooms, but the most inspiring views are captured from the expansive terrace with its own stone fireplace. Distinctive architectural style and beautifully artisan-crafted interiors also create a memorable ambiance with a stunning great room featuring towering ceilings and hand-hewed beams. Other luxuries add to the lifestyle offered here: a chef-inspired kitchen, formal dining room that opens to the entertaining terrace, family room, a home study/office, a 1,200-bottle wine cave, a detached guest suite, bocce ball court, and more.