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 heading to inland Los Angeles. What can we find with a budget of $4.5 million?
5 Beds | 5 Full Baths
This gorgeous, brand-new, single family home in South Arroyo is a rare find in Pasadena. The sleek, exterior is reflected throughout the home with contemporary finishes and clean architectural features. The home has several large living spaces, including a multipurpose room that can be used as a home office, movie theater or game room. There is also a finished basement, perfect for entertaining. Enjoy views of the city and San Gabriel mountains on the master bedroom balcony and second floor deck. The home is located in the heart of Pasadena near the Tournament of Roses Mansion and Old Pasadena with easy freeway access.
4 Beds | 2 Full Baths | 4 Partial Baths
Built in 1902, The Bernhart House combines historical finishes with luxurious upgrades. Architect Matt Peterson added a modern touch to the home with custom built-ins, a kitchen with a large eat-in area, and gourmet kitchen. The living room highlights the historic Batchelder fireplace, while incorporating an element of contemporary design with gorgeous finishes and lighting choices. Upstairs, the home features three large bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large master suite complete with a luxurious bathroom and private patio. There is also a pool and an accessory dwelling unit with a full kitchen, half bath and three-quarter bath.
6 Beds | 7 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath
The epitome of luxury, this is a new-construction home in Arcadia. The gated entry and grand exterior set the tone for the incredible interior. Through the wrought-iron front doors is a stunning double staircase accented with a glittering chandelier. The elegant design continues throughout the home with incredible finishes, such as high, tray ceilings, stone flooring and detailed crown molding. Aspiring chefs will love the incredible master kitchen and second kitchen for prep work, both outfitted with high-end finishes. The home has great amenities including an office, wine cellar, 10-person theater and pool/spa.