When it comes to the luxury lifestyle, California’s coastal cities capture most of the attention. But don’t count out the Greater Sacramento region. Considered the Bay Area’s less glitzy cousin, the Sacramento area straddles two geographical regions (the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevadas) and seven counties. Despite its size, it still manages to maintain a small-town feel and less pretension.

With that in mind, we searched the available listings on www.coldwellbankerhomes.com and found three spectacular luxury properties that demonstrate the vast range of living styles represented in Sacramento. If you like living in the center of it all, there’s a swanky and modern downtown penthouse. If you want water views and plenty of square footage, there’s a beautiful custom-build in El Dorado Hills. And if you’ve always dreamed of having acreage and privacy, there’s a stunning European residential fantasy in Elk Grove. Without further adieu, let’s take a look:

1862 Shoreview Drive | El Dorado Hills, CA | $2,799,000

Set against the backdrop of a lake on 1.3 acres, this custom-built, 6,004-square-foot home impresses in the El Dorado Hills community of Southpointe. Breathless views of water sweep across the main living areas, including the great room. A main level primary suite beams with a “dream” walk-in closet, a charming balcony with views and a spa-worthy bath with a steam shower and heated floors. Three additional bedrooms (including two ensuites), a home office, two laundry rooms and a lower-level bonus room with a built-in bar and wine cellar for entertaining complete the vision. Outside, the entertainment can continue with a 800 square-foot loggia highlighted by a fireplace and outdoor kitchen, plus a pool, spa, waterfall, fire pit and dog run.

Listed by Debora Ambroff of Coldwell Banker Realty in El Dorado Hills

500 J Street Unit 1801 | Sacramento, CA. | $4,385,000

Downtown living is making a comeback – and this spectacular 18th-floor view penthouse atop the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel is the perfect staging ground for your next pied-a-terre. Spanning nearly 3,000 square feet, the residence captures far-reaching vistas that encompass Downtown Commons, Golden 1 Center, Sacramento River, California State Capitol and Sierra Mountains. The sunsets are pretty dreamy as well. An open floorplan keeps the living, dining and kitchen areas all in one big entertaining space, with an adjacent private terrace and expansive windows framing the 270-degree views. Everything is top of the line: hardwood floors, quartz kitchen countertops & backsplashes and Viking Professional Series appliances. The primary bath is fit for a (Sacramento) King too, complete with a wet room featuring an enclosed free-standing tub and shower with limestone floor and wall. To cap it off, you’ll have 5-star services including valet parking, separate owner’s entrance & elevators, concierge, doorman, private owner’s lounge, access to the resort-style pool, fitness studio, 24-hour room service, plus VIP access to Golden 1 Center for Kings Games via a private tunnel.

Listed by Michael Onstead and Clara Tucker of Coldwell Banker Realty in Sacramento

7619 Grant Line Road | Elk Grove, CA. | $9,400,000

Listing agent Cecil Williams calls this Elk Grove estate “a heavenly abode,” and you’ll understand why once you experience it in person. Set on almost 50 tranquil acres, this estate pays homage to pastoral living while offering every luxury amenity imaginable in over 9,800 square feet. From the six stocked fishing ponds to the resort pool and guesthouse to the exquisite interior design, the property feels like a world unto its own. The grand entry features a custom pitched atrium over 30 feet high providing an abundance of natural lighting and a sense of volume. European accents, including imported marble, chandelier accents, and Spanish tiled floors, cast a timeless yet elegant ambiance over the entire residence.

Listed by Cecil Williams of Coldwell Banker Realty in Sacramento