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 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’re switching gears and heading up to Santa Clara County to explore the not-to-be-missed real estate opportunities at the southern tip of booming Silicon Valley. Just how far will $2.6 million (and a little under/over) lead us on our search for a piece of valuable Silicon Valley real estate? Let’s review.

 

22344 McClellan Rd | Cupertino, CA 95014 | $2,698,000

This stunning five-bedroom contemporary remodel is situated on top of prestigious Foothills offers unobstructed views of Blackberry Farm, just steps away from McClellan Ranch and Deep Cliff golf course in Cupertino. Beautiful paved and stoned walkways lead to an open space floor plan, loft-style high ceiling with lots of windows, natural lights and skylights. The main floor bedroom is ideal for guest, in-laws or may be used as a den. The gourmet chef kitchen wows with a 6-burner gas range stove, Vent-A-Hood ventilation, custom cabinetry, marble countertops, glass backsplash, large island with sink, pantry with sliding barn door, custom dining area with bench and fireplace. The luxurious master suite is a haven with a walk-in closet with custom drawers, dual sink on floating vanity, Porcelanosa bathtub and dual shower. Additional amenities include dual-zone heating/cooling system with two Nests, European white oak (DuChateau) wide plank wood floors, bonus room, two balconies, a vegetable garden and fruit trees. Convenient and premier location near Cupertino’s top schools is another plus.

 

1173 Nikulina Ct | San Jose, CA 95120 | $2,548,000

Offering a desirable location in Almaden Valley, this gorgeous custom English Tudor boasts panoramic, and breathtaking views. The architecture, featuring distinct European flair, creates instant curb appeal. The large floorplan offers 5,448 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, five and a half baths and a guest room/au-pair suite. The lot is equally spacious: 21, 522 square feet to be exact. Your family can spread out in the backyard with gorgeous landscaping and sports court — perfect for entertaining. A three-car garage offers convenience and storage space. Ideal set in a community near top schools! Williams, Bret Harte, and Leland, this home is a must-see.

 

2192 Windemere Ct |Morgan Hill, CA 95037 | $2,695,000

If you are dreaming of bringing a little bit of the French countryside to the South Bay, look no further than this French Provincial estate in Morgan Hill. Resting on just under 2.5 acres, the estate resides on Windemere Court — the premiere street on the north end of Morgan Hill within minutes to the Cochrane exit to Highway 101 and quick access to Anderson boat ramp. The acreage makes it possible to enjoy both space and privacy, as well as the opportunity to convert an undeveloped area for horses, vineyards or tennis courts. The property consists of a main residence, a studio style guest house, plus a large cabana with a full kitchen, living room with a fireplace, a full bath and luxurious sauna. The main house offers four bedrooms with a main floor master suite, a formal living room and formal dining room, office, open beam kitchen, breakfast room, family room, billiard room and a game/ theater room. Designed for entertaining, the backyard features a pool and spa surrounded by captivating, peaceful gardens. This is a rare opportunity to own a home on Windemere Court.

 

Click here for other homes currently for sale in Santa Clara County in the $2,500,000 to $2,700,000 range.

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