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.
This week, we’re heading to the Tiburon Peninsula, which stretches south into the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. (What can we say? We’re in a summer state of mind.) With an imaginary budget of $4 million, what extraordinary real estate deals are waiting to be found in this scenic California enclave? Do you think we’ll discover some pretty eye-popping views? Let’s see!
20 Bayshore Terrace | Tiburon, CA 94920 | $3,895,000
This completely remodeled contemporary home has a lot going for it: dead-on views over Richardson Bay from Sausalito and extending through to Mt. Tam, magical sunsets and plenty of square footage with four bedrooms and 3,532 square feet of living space. The residence offers an effortlessly flowing floorplan with indoor/outdoor living and all of the modern lifestyle amenities you could ask for, including a top-of-the-line theater room and pool/spa. Bonus points go to its prime location in the heart of Tiburon, adjacent to a walking and bike path with private gate access to parks, schools and downtown shops and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to relax and play.
2457 Mar East Street | Tiburon, CA 94920 | $3,995,000
The views — and the space — tell you all you need to know about this charming traditional home. Offering stunning views of the Bay, Raccoon Strait, Keil Cove, Angel Island and city lights, the residence is spread across six bedrooms and 4,168 square feet. The floor plan is incredibly livable with a perfect blend of indoor outdoor living, with light-filled and warm, inviting spaces. Enjoy water views from nearly every room and a coveted location in Mar East, just a short distance town. There are also lush, private, verandas for entertaining or relaxing and absorbing all the sights and sounds of the bay. A rare three-car garage with additional off-street parking make this home a must-see.
5000 Paradise Drive | Tiburon, CA 94920 | $3,995,000
If you want waterfront resort living in Tiburon, a mere 5 minute drive from the 101, look no further than this sweet (and sweeping) 3,440 square-foot compound. The first thing you’ll notice is that both the main house and waterfront cottage boast views extending from Napa hills to downtown Oakland. The home has plenty of room to grow with four bedrooms, four and a half baths and a two-car garage. Remodeled and enlarged in 1998, the house strikes that perfect balance between tradition and modernity. On top of all of that, you can enjoy the great outdoors with large level lawns, multiple gardens, a private beach at low tide and a boat dock with boat hoist — the epitome of the California dream. A guest cottage with full bath, kitchenette and a sauna also round out the amenities, giving the property a true resort feel.