Cali Comparables: What $3 Million Buys You in Riverside 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 taking our search to Riverside County. What will we find with a budget of $3 million?

41307 Avenida La Cresta, Murrieta


Located on nearly an acre of land, this estate is a spacious gem in the heart of Murrieta. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom and one-half bathroom home offers plenty of privacy and breathtaking views. The front doors and foyer area look straight through the living space and onto the backyard with sweeping canyon views. Next to the living area is the dining room featuring plenty of storage and built-in hutch and the gourmet kitchen. The home also has a detached casita with a kitchenette and full bath. Outdoors is a pool, spa, firepit and plenty of seating areas to enjoy the gorgeous views.

6139 Hawarden Drive, Riverside


Situated in an exclusive area of Riverside, the stunning villa is a slice of Italy in Southern California. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom and two-half bathroom home has incredible curb appeal including a gated drive linked with greenery and mature trees. The home was built with high end materials including imported stone and terracotta tiles, limestone counters, and Loewen aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors. Impressive stone arches frame the living room and its grandiose fireplace. The home also features a gourmet kitchen with tons of prep space, an Italian-inspired wine cellar, and a wood-paneled office/library. A resort-worthy pool (with a swim-up bar), spa, fireplace and private tennis court complete the backyard.

 37565 Calle De Companero


This Tuscan-inspired home is like a private retreat, situated on over 38 acres of land in Murrieta, including 9 stalls for horses, additional animal housing, and a small lake. Indoors, the home is designed with every detail kept in mind. Floor-to-ceiling windows line the walls bringing in tons of natural light to the home’s many living spaces. Luxurious architectural details adorn the home with wainscoting, tray ceilings, and crown molding throughout. The kitchen has custom cabinetry with gourmet appliances, dual dishwashers and rich hardwoods. Also on the property is a two-bedroom guest house built in 2015 with the same attention to detail. Enjoy the outdoors with a pool and full outdoor kitchen and a view of the lake.

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