$1.9 Million Homes in California

Pasadena | $1,899 Million

A three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom Spanish-style house built in 1924, on a 0.2-acre lot

This house is in Highlands, a quiet neighborhood with wide, tree-lined streets. It is about a five-minute drive from the stores on Lake Avenue, including an Aldi supermarket and a pharmacy, and from a public golf course and Altadena Town & Country Club. Old Pasadena, the city’s commercial district, is about 10 minutes away. This part of Pasadena is also close to the hiking and biking trails that wind through the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains; Walnut Canyon Trailhead and Eaton Canyon Falls Trail are 10 minutes away.

Driving east to Azusa or Monrovia takes about half an hour, as does driving to downtown Los Angeles. San Bernardino and Riverside are about an hour away.

Size: 1,922 square feet

Price per square foot: $988

Indoors: A short flight of steps off the driveway leads up to a covered porch. The front door opens directly into a living room with large, street-facing windows, hardwood floors and a fireplace framed by Batchelder tile. A dining area is off one side of this space.

The hardwood floors continue into an updated kitchen with Thermador appliances and a center island that seats three. The kitchen is open to a family room with large glass doors that fold back to offer access to a deck and the backyard beyond. A powder room is also in this part of the house.

Two bedrooms are at the back of the house. The primary suite has a crystal pendant light and backyard-facing windows in the bedroom; the bathroom has an oversized walk-in shower and a marble-topped double vanity. The bedroom next door has an attached bathroom with a combined tub and shower lined with white subway tile.

The third bedroom is off the living room. It has an original stained-glass window facing the street and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower finished in pale green tile.

Outdoor space: There are several seating areas in the backyard, including the deck off the family room and a patio shaded by mature trees. The detached garage has one parking spot; there is room to park another car in a gated carport.

Taxes: $23,736 (estimated)

Contact: Georges Rouveyrol, Sotheby’s International Realty, 626-676-5368;

San Francisco | $1.849 Million

An 1883 Victorian with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot

This house is in Bernal Heights, near Bernal Heights Park, which offers sweeping views of the city in all directions. It is a few blocks from Mission Street, a major thoroughfare, putting it within a short walk of a Safeway grocery store, a ramen restaurant and a handful of cocktail bars and coffee shops.

Noe Valley and the Mission District are less than two miles away. The Civic Center is 15 minutes away by car. Driving to San Francisco International Airport takes about 20 minutes.

Size: 1,654 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,118

Indoors: A staircase with a wrought-iron railing leads up to the front entrance, where yellow double doors with frosted-glass panels open into a foyer with original hardwood floors and a staircase to the second floor.

To the left is a living room with a bay window overlooking the street. Through a wide, arched doorway is a dining room with a large window and a period-appropriate, pink-glass chandelier.

Beyond the dining room is a spacious kitchen with a stainless steel Wolf range, soapstone counters and glass doors that open to the back patio. Across the hall is a powder room with frosted-glass windows.

All three bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary bedroom, to the right of the stair landing, has a private patio and a walk-in closet with built-in storage; the primary bathroom is next door. The other two bedrooms are to the left of the landing; one has a street-facing bay window. They share the bathroom across the hall, which has a combined tub and shower.

Outdoor space: The brick patio behind the house is enclosed by a tall wood fence that creates a feeling of privacy. The center of this space is big enough to hold a dining table and a container garden. At the far end is a built-in bar with a tile counter, partially covered by a wood pergola. The attached garage has two parking spots.

Taxes: $23,112 (estimated)

Contact: Osman Dost, Compass, 415-298-9173;

Marina del Rey | $1.9 Million

A 1950 bungalow with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot

This house is a few blocks from Lincoln Boulevard, within walking distance of a movie theater, popular Italian restaurants and a Gelson’s supermarket. The marina and restaurants with water views are less than a mile away, and the Abbot Kinney section of Venice is also nearby. Driving to Del Rey Yacht Club or California Yacht Club takes about five minutes.

Venice Beach is less than 10 minutes away. Santa Monica is a 15-minute drive. Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are about half an hour away. Driving to Los Angeles International Airport takes about 20 minutes.

Size: 1,800 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,056

Indoors: This home is set back from the street, behind a gate, with a yard sheltered by mature trees. A stone path leads across the lawn to a wood deck in front of the house.

The glass front door opens into an eating and cooking area. The dining space, on the left, has walnut floors, a fireplace and a window seat facing the front yard. The kitchen, on the right, has white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and another window seat. A laundry room and a sunny home office with built-in storage are off the kitchen.

The dining room is open to the living area beyond, which has a skylight that brings natural light into the space.

Two bedrooms are off the living area. The primary suite has a bedroom big enough for a king-size bed, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom with a soaking tub and a glass-walled shower. This bedroom and the one next door have access to the patio behind the house.

The third bedroom is off a short hall between the living room and the kitchen, along with another full bathroom.

Outdoor space: In addition to the front yard, there is a patio behind the house large enough to hold lounge chairs and a small table, enclosed by a wood fence and mature landscaping. There is room to park one car in the driveway.

Taxes: $23,748 (estimated)

Contact: Joshua Gaunya, DPP Real Estate, 310-275-2223;

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