What does $1.9 million buy you in San Jose? It’s the question we’re asking for this month’s Cali Comparables series. Silicon Valley real estate is hot — still hot — so we’re curious how far our money will go!

1194 Olive Branch Ln | San Jose, CA 95120 | $1,925,000

Spread out in this cool ranch-style abode spanning 2,695 square feet. This spacious four-bedroom, three-bath home with private guest quarters is perfect for any growing or extended family. Relax in the bright living room with open beamed ceiling and gas fireplaces. The kitchen has a large eating area and open to the family room with a wood-burning fireplace and indoor BBQ grill. Retreat to your master suite with a walk-in closet and private patio area. Off the large 2-car garage, there’s even an accessory unit complete with a kitchen and laundry — perfect for guests, in-laws, an au pair or a potential renter.

 

1737 Whispering Willow Pl | San Jose, CA 95125 | $1,978,000

This magnificent 3,189 square-foot home rests on a serene cul-de sac lot with two master suites. One bedroom and a full bath resides on the ground floor, where there are separate living and family rooms, both with fireplaces. The kitchen is a cook’s dream with a six-burner, gas stove, double oven, built-in microwave, granite counters and an island, making prep work easy. Upstairs, there five more bedrooms, including one master suite boasting a large, soaking tub with jets, a separate stall shower, dual vanity and a huge walk-in closet. Hardwood flooring, crown molding and recessed lighting are among the standout accents of this spectacular home. It’s close to shopping, eBay, and easy access to major freeways.

 

6841 Hampton Dr | San Jose, CA 95120 | $1,850,000

This gem of a home is located on a large lot spanning nearly a half-acre. Situated in a quiet enclave of only five homes, the turnkey 2,245 square-foot property reveals a beautiful interior updated with contemporary flair and fine finishes. A new Thermory deck with cable railing and bronze topped pillars creates an inviting entry. The open floorplan also seamlessly flows to an enchanting backyard sanctuary poised for entertaining, play and relaxation. The backyard offers panoramic views that span across the valley and surrounding mountains. Features include new European wide planked floors throughout the home, Andersen dual pane windows, vaulted ceilings, fresh paint, new door hardware, stylish light fixtures and spacious flexible-use rooms. The updated gourmet kitchen features a fresh palette of colors including Arlington gray quartz counters, a glass subway tile backsplash, and soft-close cabinetry. Bonus: you’ll live near San Jose’s outstanding and highly coveted schools: Williams Elementary, Bret Harte Middle and Leland High.