Cali Comparables: What $5 Million Buys You in Orange 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.

With Father’s Day coming up, what better way to celebrate than to treat Dad to a home with a luxurious barbecue area?  With a budget of $5 million, we’re searching Orange County for homes with amazing outdoor areas sure to make Dad the coolest grill master on the block!

47 Ocean Heights Drive, Newport Coast


A short distance to the beach, this Newport Coast home truly embraces indoor-outdoor living, making the most of the perfect California weather. The backyard is like its own private oasis with an impressive pavilion and fireplace, a pool, spa and of course, a built-in barbecue. Indoors, light finishes and large windows throughout flood the home in natural light and make each room feel airy and open. The four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms are designed with luxurious details from rounded archways to crown molding. The gourmet kitchen is adorned with new quartz counter tops and high-end appliances, and opens directly into the dining room and living spaces.


28101 Tefir, Mission Viejo


This stunning five-bedroom, five-bathroom, one-partial bathroom home is located right on Mission Viejo Lake and even has its own private dock. The waterfront patio allows Dad to enjoy the views from the built-in barbecue area or the pool/spa. The foyer has a grandiose feel with high ceilings and wood accents. The home also has several living spaces and a large kitchen with plenty of barbecue prep space. The master suite is also notable: it has a unique seating area, fireplace, balcony and dazzling views of the lake. The master bathroom is a spacious retreat with a dual vanity, roman tub and large closet.


25532 Rapid Falls Road, Laguna Hills


This incredible English Tudor six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home is a unique find in Nellie Gail Ranch. The home is designed with every last detail in mind, from the marble flooring in the foyer to the seven fireplaces and crown molding throughout. The kitchen and living spaces are set up in an open floorplan with dark wood cabinetry and accents that tie the space together. Dad may even enjoy a game of billiards in the home’s formal library/office. Outdoors, the home boasts a large pool and spa, fireplace, spacious temperature-controlled seating areas and built-in barbecue.


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