The San Francisco Bay Area…the most expensive housing market in the country. If you’re wondering how much house you can afford here and whether you should buy in the city or the surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered for this month’s edition of “Cali Comparables.” We decided to compare three homes in San Francisco, Hillsborough and Los Altos priced around $6 million. Whether you’re a city dweller at heart or a suburbanite looking for more space, you’ll have a better picture of what the luxury buying landscape looks like in California’s most happening region.

 

246 Angela Dr | Los Altos, CA. 94022 | $5,999,999

This contemporary designed home is an entertainer’s dream and offers over 3,500 square feet of living space in desirable Los Altos. Completely renovated in 2017, the residence features extensive floor-to-ceiling glass doors, windows, coffered ceiling, and skylights throughout, creating a bright, airy atmosphere that integrates seamlessly with the lushly landscaped garden front and back. The chef’s kitchen is the centerpiece with a striking Himalayan leathered quartzite waterfall island, frameless walnut cabinetry with soft close drawers, Wolf appliances, and an elaborate butler’s pantry with Perlick refrigerator/freezer drawers and Miele second dishwasher. The primary suite is a showpiece with a French door to the backyard, floor-to-ceiling windows, a coffered ceiling, a modern design gas fireplace, and a spa-like master bathroom with Azul Macaubas slab, stainless soaking tub with ceiling-mount bath filler, and custom-designed lit glass counter topped with stainless sinks. A convenient location where you can enjoy evening walks to the many restaurants and shops in town.

 

1405 San Raymundo Rd | Hillsborough, CA 94010 | $5,950,000

Situated in sought-after North Hillsborough on a nearly acre lot, this elegant residence brings together six bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths in over 4,200 square feet of sunlit living spaces. Contemporary lines, huge window-filled spaces, abundant skylights, and vaulted ceilings characterize the interiors. Floorplan highlights include a striking formal living room with expansive picture-frame windows showcasing the beautiful scenery and a gracious formal dining room that leads to the kitchen with high-end appliances, a large center island, and a breakfast nook. The adjoining family/great room boasts a wall of French doors with direct access to a large deck and stunning rear yard. The grand primary suite, office, bedroom with full bath, and powder room complete the main level. The lower level offers a second family room, bedroom suite, two more bedrooms with a hall bath, large laundry, storage rooms, and pool bath. And for the finale, the resort-like grounds serve as a private retreat with mature trees, multiple patios, an outdoor kitchen, a sunlit pool, and a kids’ play structure.

 

245 Euclid Ave | San Francisco, CA 94118 | $5,795,000

If the suburbs aren’t your style, then there’s always this San Francisco gem. Designed by Feldman Architecture and built by Eastwood Construction, the 3,560-square-foot reimagined classic mid-century home offers a new vision of modern living in Laural Heights. Great volume, high ceilings, large picture windows, clean lines, crisp details, and a designer floorplan with a dynamic mix of inviting public spaces and warm private spaces are what awaits you in this destined-to-be gem. A Northwest corner location maximizes light, sunsets, views to the ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Marin headlands. The main level living and dining room, open kitchen, and family room opens directly to the spacious multi-purpose patio with a lawn and hot tub.  Three bedrooms and two baths reside in their own wing. Dramatic private top floor primary suite with three walls of windows and raised office/dressing area overlooks the green roof with breathtaking vistas. Other highlights include a mudroom, powder room, and a large bedroom/media/au-pair room with a full bath. And don’t forget the ultimate must-have in the city: a one-car garage with EV charging.