Cali Comparables: What $4 Million Buys You in Los Angeles

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 headed to inland Los Angeles with a budget of $4 million. What properties will be within our budget? Let’s take a look!

735 Holladay Road, Pasadena


Situated in the gorgeous Huntington Library estate area of Pasadena, this Spanish style home is a spacious Los Angeles retreat. There is plenty of space for entertaining in the large living room, dining room and den. A cozy breakfast nook sits directly off the kitchen and has views of the pristine backyard. The home has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and one-half bath. Four of the bedrooms are upstairs with en-suite bathrooms. The backyard is pristinely maintained and has great space for seating areas; a perfect place to enjoy Los Angeles’ amazing weather.

320 David Lane, Lake Sherwood


This historic home dates back to the glitz and glam of Old Hollywood. Situated in a picturesque lakefront community known for being a retreat for the famous, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is a blend of traditional lake house and modern touches. The beamed ceilings add character and charm to the home. While the kitchen has gourmet, chef-worthy appliance, the finishes truly suite the home’s rustic, lake house charm. Outdoors is a gorgeous pool with a cascading waterfall feature surrounded by lush greenery. The seating areas are great for taking in the panoramic Lake Sherwood views. The home also has a separate guest house and a boat/hobby shed, as well as a deeded dock.

1016 South 1st Avenue, Arcadia


This stunning custom-built home is chic, spacious and luxurious. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home welcomes guests with a two-story high-ceiling entry and an elegant sweeping staircase. The home has an open floorplan with a formal sitting area and dining room that leads into a spacious living room, breakfast nook and kitchen. The kitchen has an island with more seating, built-in appliances, custom cabinets and a large walk-in pantry. Specially-made sliding doors open up to approximately 500 square feet of covered patio space with room for multiple seating areas. Just a short distance from downtown Arcadia, the home is conveniently located near the golf course, parks, restaurants and shops.

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