Cali Comparables: What $3.5 Million Buys You in Orange County

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 month we are house hunting in Orange County with a budget of $3.5M. Come with us to find out what is on the market!

1309 Santa Barbara Dr, Newport Beach


2 Beds|2 Full Baths|1 Partial Bath

Located in the exclusive Meridian condominium association in Newport Beach, this smart home is an incredible find. The home is a rare find, one of four corner units in the association with living areas facing the golf course. Modern designs and luxurious finishes can be found throughout the property with sharp, clean lines, upgraded wood flooring and high-tech appliances. Enjoy 4-K TVs, BOSE audio systems, smart-home technology and amazing appliances. Take in the beautiful golf-course and ocean views, or head to the Newport Beach Country Club and Fashion Island nearby.

1924 Leeward Ln, Newport Beach


6 Bed | 3 Full Bath | 1 Partial Bath

Timeless and classic, this Cape Cod-style home is a gorgeous property in the Baycrest North neighborhood. The home is designed with elegant finishes such as crown molding, ceiling medallions and wainscoting. Each room feels extra roomy and airy with large windows and an open floorplan. The unique style ties in stunning elements like modern granite counters, luxurious finishes and classic touches of Cape Cod aesthetic. Enjoy Newport’s amazing year-round weather in the pool outdoors, or head to one of the incredible nearby beaches.

7 Stockmen Rd, Ladera Ranch


4 Beds | 4 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath

This Ladera Ranch home is situated in a cul-de-sac, the home has plenty of privacy in a great location. Every inch of the property is designed with luxury in mind. Indoor/outdoor living has never been more accessible with walls of pocket doors and an open-air courtyard. There is also an outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and great seating spaces for entertaining. The contemporary style home also has an extensive list of upgrades including a custom built-in bar with Sub-Zero wine refrigerator.

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