Cali Comparables: What $2.5 Million Buys in San Diego

You set a certain budget for your house hunt — and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods with a series called “Cali Comparables”. We’re crisscrossing the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

This week we are heading to San Diego. What will a budget of $2.5 million buy? Let’s find out!

2317 Via Cascabel


Located just inland, this Santa Barbara-style hacienda sits on over 10 acres of land. The property has plenty of privacy, and the secluded location creates a feeling of stepping back in time with its unique style. The home has five bedrooms and five full bathrooms with an additional guest suite. The backyard is lush and spacious, with a fully covered outdoor kitchen and plenty of seating areas. There is an approximate 2,000 square foot workshop, plus trails across the property and vineyard. While the property does offer a quiet retreat, it is not far from local wineries, great shopping, and scenic golf courses.

1625 Somerset Ave


Situated just minutes from the beach, this home’s architecture exudes a modernist style with retro flair. The simple designs throughout the home are elevated with natural wood details and white accents. Clean design elements are continued into each of the four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Included in the bedroom count is the master bedroom, located in a newly constructed expansion — an approximate 380 square foot pavilion with an angled wood ceiling and clerestory glass. Large sliding doors leading to the backyard facilitate easy indoor/outdoor living. The backyard has fun pops of color with a bright blue stone/tile patio and backsplash. There is also a built-in barbeque, room for several seating areas, and drought-tolerant landscaping. If you are looking for a Palm Springs, modernist style home transplanted to a beach community, look no further!


4565 Orchard Ave


Located near Old Town, Mission Bay, Coronado, and of course, the beach, this property is a great option for looking to explore some of the best hidden gems in Southern California. The three-bedroom, five-bathroom home boasts great ocean views, and has amazing outdoor living spaces to enjoy the sunsets. The backyard has a unique saltwater pool and spa surrounded by tropical flora and fauna.  Large French doors lead from the master bedroom onto a spacious private deck, perfect for enjoying the ocean views. Inside, the home is bright and airy with natural elements and a beach atmosphere— the open concept layout feels even more roomy with the wood paneled vaulted ceilings. With all the elements of a beach house, this home will make you feel as though you are on vacation year-round.

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