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 in a new series we’re calling “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

This week, we’re taking our house search up the coast to Marin County — one of the wealthiest localities in the United States. Let’s take a look at how far $2.9 million (and slightly under) will take you in this booming market.


14 Cibrian Drive | Tiburon, CA 94920 | $2,699,000


When it comes to Tiburon, it’s all about the views — and this spacious home pays homage to the view like no other. Affording uninterrupted panoramas of water, the large, light-filled home features a welcoming and open floorplan with 10-foot high ceilings, water and garden views and four bedrooms — including a spacious master bedroom and guest bath with ensuite baths. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the Bay’s unmatched sunrises and sunsets.


100 Chipman Place | San Anselmo, CA 94960 | $2,995,000


In nearby San Anselmo, this chic Cap Cod beauty is another charmer. Offering a private location on over an acre of manicured grounds, flat lawn and fruit trees, this magnificent estate was tailor-made for entertaining. The main residence reveals five bedrooms and four full baths, and a separate new cottage has another bedroom and two-car garage. A secluded setting broadcasts views of the Seminary spires, Bay to Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tam.


125 Prospect Avenue | Sausalito, CA 94965 | $2,999,000


You had us at mid-century modern. This Sausalito gem has it all: great bones, world class views of San Francisco Bay and city skyline, floor-to-ceiling windows and desirable indoor/outdoor living with a great room opening to spacious view deck. e4Floor to ceiling windows. The house offers four bedrooms and a master suite on its own level with a gorgeous master bath and private deck. The kitchen features a stone peninsula and an open venue for entertaining. There’s also a gated entry with fenced private grounds, including lush side yard with lawn.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in Marin County in the $2,500,000 to $3,000,000 range.

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