Los Gatos is one of Santa Clara County’s oldest communities – with home prices in this popular Silicon Valley town among the most expensive in California and consistently ranks among the most expensive in America. Knowing that we set our imaginary house budget at a healthy $5 million so we could compare two current Los Gatos properties. Whether you want resort amenities, a view or a functional floorplan for multi-generational families, these listings from Coldwell Banker Realty offer something for everyone.

120 Arroyo Del Rancho |  Los Gatos, CA 95032 | $5,500,000

You had us at “resort lifestyle.” This gorgeously remodeled traditional farmhouse-style home offers a pool, sports court, kids play area, and lawn, plus fruit trees on 2.15 flat private acres on a cul-de-sac. Over 5,100 square feet of living space offers a comprehensive floorplan that comes with every conceivable modern-day amenity and room appointment. Five ensuite bedrooms, including a main level bedroom (currently doubles as a home office) and an incredible downstairs guest/nanny/in-law quarters with a door leading out to the sideyard, are among the standouts. A stunning chef’s kitchen opens to the large family room and leads out to the backyard. A striking, spacious upstairs game room provides additional space for keeping family and friends entertained – and an upper-level home office overlooks the backyard. Quality craftsmanship beams throughout as built-ins, hardwood floors, volume ceilings, and other rich architectural details combine to create a truly unforgettable setting for living and entertaining. A superb location puts you a short distance to the hiking trail to Santa Rosa/Heintz Open Space right outside your front door and provides access to distinguished Los Gatos Schools.

555 Santa Rosa Dr | Los Gatos, CA 95032 | $5,300,000

For some homebuyers, a view trumps everything. This inspiring gated contemporary estate just may rise above the rest with its seamless blend of architecture, art, and breathtaking views of the valley below extending from every room. A floorplan spanning over 5,300 square feet easily conveys relaxed elegance and grand scale. High-volume ceilings and large picture windows flood the spaces with natural light and expansive panoramas. Four bedrooms allow optimum privacy and a serene park-like setting entices you to take in the views and commune with nature, all in the privacy of your property.