$3.3 Million Homes in California

Almost every room in this home has access to outdoor space, and the expansive deck offers views that stretch to the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island. The property is a five-minute drive from the Tiburon Peninsula Historical Trail, which winds along the water, and from a ferry terminal, waterfront restaurants and bakeries in the center of town. Paradise Beach Park, which has a fishing pier and a lawn for picnicking, is 10 minutes away.

Driving to Oakland, San Francisco or Berkeley takes about 45 minutes. Napa Valley is a little more than an hour away.

Size: 2,409 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,368

Indoors: Stairs lead up from the driveway to a wood gate that opens to a covered patio and the main entrance.

The glass front door opens into a foyer with hardwood floors that continue straight ahead, into a living room with white-painted wood ceilings, a fireplace, an alcove lined with bookshelves and expansive glass doors facing a deck.

Adjoining the living room is a dining room with more glass doors that open to the deck. This space connects to a kitchen with white cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

Two bedrooms are on this level, off a hallway extending from the foyer. The primary bedroom, at the far end, has glass doors that slide open to the deck and windows overlooking the side yard. This bedroom and the one next door have the use of two full bathrooms across the hall.

The third bedroom and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower are on the lower level, reached by a staircase between the living and dining rooms. A laundry room and a door to the garage are also on this level.

Outdoor space: The deck, which wraps around the side of the house, is big enough for several distinct dining and sitting areas, all with water views. There is also a patio off the lower level. The attached garage holds two cars.

Taxes: $41,181 (estimated)

Contact: Howard Wynn, Vanguard Properties, 415-828-9966; vanguardproperties.com

This house is in the hilly Monte Nido neighborhood, close to hiking and riding trails that wind through the Santa Monica Mountains. It is less than five minutes from Saddle Peak Lodge, a popular restaurant and wedding venue, and a 10-minute drive from an Erewhon organic grocery store.

Driving to Pepperdine University, the beaches in Malibu or the Commons at Calabasas, an outdoor shopping center, takes about 15 minutes. Woodland Hills is 20 minutes away. Santa Monica is about a half-hour drive.

Size: 2,206 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,473

Indoors: This house sits at the end of a quiet street, behind gates that open to a yard landscaped with grass, shrubs and mature oak trees. A brick walkway crosses the lawn to the main entry.

The front door opens into a living room with polished concrete floors, high ceilings, a white-painted brick fireplace with a raised hearth and glass doors facing the rear deck. A short hall with a window seat links this space to a den with more glass doors that open to the yard.

The dining room, to the left of the entry, is next to an open kitchen with polished wood cabinetry; a white enamel range with a gas cooktop; a stainless steel dishwasher and refrigerator; a colorful, patterned-tile backsplash; and a white porcelain farmhouse-style sink beneath a row of garden windows.

The primary suite, at the end of a hallway extending from the dining room, has high ceilings, glass doors that open to the backyard, and a bathroom with white shiplap paneling, a long double vanity and a windowed walk-in shower. A guest room is also in this part of the house; it has the use of a bathroom with botanical-print wallpaper and a claw-foot tub.

The third bedroom and an en suite bathroom are off the living area.

Outdoor space: The new termite-resistant wood deck behind the house has ample space for dining. The yard beyond is landscaped with gravel, grass and mature oak trees, and includes a detached structure currently used as a gym. There is room to park three cars in the driveway.

Taxes: $40,620 (estimated)

HOA fee:$25 a month

Contact: Tracy Lynn Testin, Sotheby’s International Realty, Malibu Brokerage, 310-940-5578; sothebysrealty.com

This 1957 house, designed by William Krisel, has been sensitively updated with new copper plumbing, double-glazed windows, a new electrical system, updated bathrooms and new kitchen appliances. It is in a neighborhood that was popular with midcentury celebrities: The House of Tomorrow, designed by Robert Alexander and known for its association with Elvis Presley, is a few blocks away, along with homes once owned by Liberace and the actress Donna Reed.

Palm Springs International Airport and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which travels to the peak of Mount San Jacinto, are 10 minutes away. Driving to Los Angeles takes about two hours.

Size: 2,659 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,239

Indoors: A short, curved driveway leads from the street to a covered front entry framed by pink-painted breeze block.

From there, a glass door with an aqua-colored frame opens into the living area, which has tile floors, a fireplace, a bar area with an illuminated back panel and expansive sliding-glass doors offering a view of the pool behind the house. The dining space, to the right of the living area, has an accent wall papered in a coral print.

The kitchen, which is also part of this big, open space, has a quartzite waterfall island, light wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a Thermador range with a custom hood, two ovens and a wine refrigerator. A laundry room with a side-by-side washer and dryer, a guest room and a full bathroom are also in this part of the house.

Three more bedrooms are off a hallway extending from the left side of the living area. The spacious primary suite has an accent wall papered in a vibrant blue strip; wide sliding-glass doors that open to the pool area; and a bathroom with a walk-in shower that has a bench seat. The two bedrooms across the hall have en suite bathrooms and access to a private walled patio with a firepit.

Outdoor space: The in-ground swimming pool and spa behind the house are surrounded by paving and lawn, with space for lounge chairs and views of tall palm trees. The yard also includes a second firepit and a dining area partially shaded by a pink pergola. The garage holds two cars.

Taxes: $41,184 (estimated)

Contact: James Gault, James Gault & Associates, Compass, 310-621-7765; compass.com

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