Since spending a million bucks on a home in San Francisco has become par for the course, we thought it best to see what kind of properties that kind of change gets you outside the city limits. One million dollars in San Francisco proper can get you anywhere from a spacious one bedroom condo in Union Square to a small 2-bedroom house in Noe Valley. Are deals to be had outside of San Francisco? Some say the Peninsula is just as bad, if not worse. And it's no secret that the Bay Area as a whole is still the most competitive real estate market in the country. Do check out the map after the jump.Read More
What a Million Bucks Buys You Around the Bay Area
1905 Craftsman in Alameda
Designed "in the style of the grand lodges of Yosemite," this 3-bed, 3-bath, 3,189 square foot home is no joke. It's also a little under $1M at $975K.
An Eichler in Sunnyvale
This is a gorgeous 4-bed, 2-bath, 1,657 square foot home designed and built in 1959 by Joseph Eichler. Highlights include an open air atrium and lots of wood paneling.
Mill Valley Bungalow
An upgraded 3-bed, 2-bath, 1,400 square foot bungalow nestled in the mountains of Mill Valley. Property highlights include a wood burning stone fireplace and a large panoramic deck.
3-Bedroom View Condo in Tiburon
Clocking in at 1,750 square feet, this 3-bed, 2.5-bath condo has fabulous views of the Bay and City. Building amenities include a gym and sauna, and an outdoor pool.
3-Bedroom Berkeley Craftsman
This 3-bed, 1.5-bath, 2,300 square foot home is surrounded by lush greenery and even has a creek running through the property. The entire house has been updated.
Built Just This Year in Richmond
This sustainably built 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 2771 square foot home high atop Point Richmond has views of the Bay spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to Tiburon.
Ocean Views in Pacifica
This 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,600 square foot home is fit for entertaining, with a big open floor plan and vaulted ceilings. Perched high on a hill, the home overlooks the ocean.
3,200 Sq. Ft. Home in Oakland
High atop the Oakland Hills in a community known as the Sequoyah Hills is this 4-bed, 3-bath, 3,200 square foot single-family home. It was built in 1990 and looks every bit the part. That said, the views are outstanding and its got a huge backyard.
Architectural Masterpiece in Berkeley Hills
This home is a bit over budget at $1.125M, but we couldn't pass it up. The 4-bed, 4-bath, 2,395 square foot home is dripping with amazing architectural details, and because of its location has incredible views of Berkeley, Oakland and the Bay.
7-Bedroom Home in Walnut Creek
Deep into the East Bay in Walnut Creek you'll get a 7-bed, 3.5-bath, 3,522 square foot McMansion-looking thing that sits on a 10,400 square foot lot.
Decks Galore in San Anselmo
On the market for the first time in over 50 years, this 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 2,400 square foot is nestled into the mountainside of San Anselmo.
San Rafael Three Bedroom
Located in a 1/4 acre natural setting, this remodeled 3-bed, 3.5-bath, 2,300 square foot home sits on a lot that's over 10,000 square feet.
Downtown in Half Moon Bay
This is a painfully ordinary 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 2,570 square foot home in Half Moon Bay. It was built just six years ago, so all the finishes and appliances are pretty current.
Suburban Sprawl in San Jose
If tract housing in the middle of nowhere but close to a freeway are your thing, do check out this 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,810 square foot home that was built just before the last housing boom.