Got a Multi-Million Dollar Budget? Here’s What it Buys You

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Live like a legend for under $1.5M in Cape Cod, or splurge on a modern $2.2M San Diego masterpiece. This is what luxury looks like in multiple markets.


Redfin revealed the average sale price for luxury homes nationwide at the end of 2018 to be $1,772,000. And that’s just the average–luxury looks very different around the country.

So what does that look like? We took a look at luxury homes currently listed by Redfin agents in 10 markets across the country. From a home cinema in Seattle, to a saltwater pool and Tesla charging station in Dallas, money can’t buy you love, but it sure can buy some dreamy features.

Whether or not you’ve got enough cash stored away in the piggy bank, don’t miss taking a peek inside these swanky spaces.



1241 Bigelow Ave N
List price: $4,850,000
Square footage: 5,110
This modern marvel not only features stunning vistas of the Seattle skyline and Puget Sound, but posh finishings like a home cinema, solar heated swimming pool with bathhouse, and wine cellar. Clean lines add to the overall feeling of zen, as does the highly covetable serene spa-like bathroom.

San Francisco

191 San Felipe Ave
List price: $2,495,000
Square footage: 2,850
It’s no surprise to see San Francisco high among high-priced listings, but this graceful 1926 Monterey Heights residence is equipped with an effortlessly light, bright and airy layout behind a charming facade. There’s a grand entry staircase, marble fireplace and sweeping ocean views, and we could certainly see ourselves savoring a peaceful evening on the deck, couldn’t you?

San Diego

2755 Clairemont Dr
List price: $2,299,000
Square footage: 3,250
Talk about dream house status. This contemporary darling was custom-built and designed by architects Mark House and Don Vanderpool. The chef’s kitchen boasts Dupra Supreme cabinetry, Ceasarstone quartz counters and a Miele oven. A divine master bedroom opens onto a private deck with a gas fire pit, flanked by an en-suite bathroom with large soaking tub, rain shower, and a walk-in closet the size of a small bedroom. Additionally, there’s nearly 1,400 square foot of roof top space with a hot tub, outdoor kitchen and sun deck, all surrounded by stunning ocean views. If that’s not enough luxury, the attached garage is wired for electric car charging and even has a mechanical lift.


9317 Midway Rd
List price: $1,745,000
Square footage: 4,357
Another mod masterpiece, this Dallas home feels futuristic thanks to polished concrete floors, super sleek finishes, and museum-like walls. Other ultra upscale elements include Porcelanosa tiles imported from Spain and Ceasarstone Quartz counters, plus high-tech touches like smart cabinets, a Tesla charger and saltwater pool. And we haven’t even gotten to the bathrooms–tubs range from Japanese soaking to jetted glass, each designed with immaculate elegance.

Washington, DC

5600 Western Ave
List price: $1,695,000
Square footage: 3,274
Located in the DC suburb Chevy Chase, this 1920s brick colonial  is a real piece of American history, as the front yard houses the oldest federal monument, Northwest Boundary Stone 7, which dates back to 1792. Super spacious with five bedrooms and four full baths (including a stand alone claw tub), amenities feel high-end, like the walk-in closet that’s more like a full dressing room. There’s a two car garage, but with a Walk Score of 88, the location alone feels luxurious.

Los Angeles

1415 23rd St
List price: $1,598,800
Square footage: 828
Situated in LA’s beachy enclave of Santa Monica, this three bedroom craftsman cottage is loaded with recent upgrades like new flooring, a quartz kitchen, chic living spaces and a tranquil backyard and deck. It’s also less than two miles to sink your toes in the sand at the beach, surely a contributing factor to a high Walk Score of 92.


1001 Queen St
List price: $1,510,000
Square footage: 985
Say Aloha to Ae’o, the newest building by Howard Hughes Corporation in Honolulu. Perched on the 25th floor, this expansive two bedroom condo has floor-to-ceiling soaring views of Hawaii’s breathtaking scenery, all within a full-service luxury building loaded with perks like fitness center, pools, cabanas and a sky terrace. It’s kind of like residing in a five-star hotel, except you’ll live where everyone else dreams of vacationing.

Cape Cod

383 Commerce Rd
List price: $1,445,000
Square footage: 6,254
Another home with a desirable vacation address, this stately Barnstable colonial boasts a picturesque view and luxurious elements like a chef’s kitchen, home gym, five bedrooms, and beamed rec room. But the master is the true jewel, with a private deck, double walk-in closets, and beautifully tiled bathroom. Further up, find a dramatic cherry wood-paneled library with a widow’s walk. Friends visiting for the summer? Host them in the in-law/au pair suite.

New York

450 Boston Post Rd
List price: $1,425,000
Square footage: 2,539
A short commute to New York City, this Westchester County home’s open-floor plan reveals hardwood floors, a spacious eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters and top tier appliances, while a spectacular outdoor entertainment space has a two-level patio extending to an over-sized backyard.

Virginia Beach

2960 Sandfiddler Rd
List price: $1,300,000
Square footage: 1,752
Sometimes, luxury simply means land. This rustic 1960s oceanfront cottage is in need of a major facelift. But that means it’s also a blank canvas to build a dream house highlighted by unbeatable ocean views. What luxurious finishes would you put in?

Published on February 6th, 2019
Updated on July 15th, 2019

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Emily Hochberg is Redfin's Lifestyle Editor, covering topics related to culture, trends, personal finance, decor, style and more. When not busy typing away, find her daydreaming over Redfin listings (seriously, should she buy and fix up a beach house in Hawaii?) or obsessively planning where to travel next.

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