Cali Comparables: What $5 Million Buys in Los Angeles 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 week we are taking the hunt to Inland Los Angeles. What will a budget of $5 million buy? Let’s find out!

3598 Alta Mesa Drive


Nestled on a nearly two-acre private mountain overlooking the Santa Monica Mountain Reserve, this Tudor Revival mansion is a gorgeous escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below. The home has rustic finishes throughout with exposed beams in the living areas, stone façade fireplaces, and gorgeous antique doors with metal accents. The three bedroom, three bathroom home has plenty of living and gathering areas. The kitchen is spacious with unique appliances to match the whimsy of the home.

Looking at the exterior, it is easy to understand why this home was dubbed the “Cummings Castle”. The cobblestone driveway leads to a grand home that looks straight out of historical Europe. The home is surrounded by extraordinary views of nature.

800 Inverness Drive


This contemporary marvel is a six bedroom, seven bathroom home with clean lines, modern finishes, and a futuristic feel. The exterior is unique with a one-of-a-kind stained-glass design, giving the home a stylish personality. The two-story ceilings and large windows make the already large living spaces feel even more spacious.

Outdoors, owners will enjoy privacy provided by large oak tree canopies as well as scenic views of nature. The pool and spa are perfect for warm Southern California days and there is plenty of space for entertaining guests. The sense of tranquility and serenity flows from the uniquely designed indoors to the contemporary outdoor space.

425 East Las Flores Drive


This exquisite equestrian estate sits on nearly two acres. Designed in 1934 with a colonial flare, the stately home was remodeled in the early 2000’s and featured in the 2006 design book Along Bungalow Lines. The property features many unique details throughout the living spaces, seven bedrooms, and seven bathrooms, such as arches, built-, and exposed beams.

There are also stables, flower and vegetable gardens, a fish pond and fountain, and an enclosed sunroom with glass walls and ceilings. The backyard is surrounded by luscious greenery, a rare retreat in Los Angeles. The guest house is equally as gorgeous as the main residence with exposed beams and beautiful wood paneling, and a rustic fireplace.

Click here for other homes currently for sale in Los Angeles around $5,000,000.

Click here to view other Cali Comparables posts from Southern California.