Cali Comparables: What $5.5 Million Buys You in Coastal 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 month we are in Greater Los Angeles, heading to the coast! What can we find with a budget of $5.5 million?

935 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard


4 Beds | 5 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath

Located right on the beach, this incredible Cape Cod-style home is a stunning retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Clean lines, oversized windows and white accents make the home feel airy and serene. With an open layout and large living spaces, the home is perfect for entertaining. Unobstructed views of the ocean are sure to impress guests. The kitchen perfectly continues the classy, beach design of the home with pops of light blue on the island and in the backsplashes, highlighting the gourmet appliances and luxurious countertops. Amenities such as a game room, office/bonus room and media room offer plenty of extra space. Owners will want to spend all their time outside, on the back porch with stairs leading directly down to the beach.

20781 Big Rock Dr, Malibu


4 Beds | 5 Full Baths

This incredibly private Mediterranean estate is an architectural masterpiece with curving lines and a stunning layout. Feel as though you’ve stepped into a different world with the vintage tiles, beautiful stonework and a stunning antique front door. The design flawlessly incorporates old world and new world, adding in touches of modern luxury. The sunken living room is a unique hang out spot just off the dining area. The kitchen marries tilework and Mediterranean architecture with high-end appliances. Outdoors, the home has plenty of seating areas around a pool area, all with incredible ocean views. The home also includes a detached two bedroom, one bathroom guest house that can be converted to a gym.

300 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles


4 Beds | 4 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath

This beautiful colonial style Little Holmby house is the definition of classic elegance. Designed by architect Arthur W. Hawes, the home is framed by magnificent columns, drawing the eye to the gorgeous front door and entry. Indoors, touches such as luxurious tile, fireplaces, and crown molding add to the simple yet classic style. The kitchen is complete with Calcutta marble countertops, plenty of cabinet space and a breakfast bar with views of the backyard. The bedrooms are sizable with large, luxurious bathrooms. Head outdoors to the covered patio, spacious and ready for entertaining. Guests will love the additional guest house with full bathroom overlooking the pool area.