Exploring the diversity of home prices in Los Altos

Los Altos consistently ranks high among the most expensive U.S. cities, with home prices upwards of $10 million not uncommon.  Forbes recently ranked Los Altos zip codes 94022 and 94024 as the 63rd and 66th most expensive zip codes in America.  (The United States has about 42,100 zip codes.)  The premier home currently on the market is a $12,750,000 gated estate with a theater, wine salon, outdoor kitchen, pool and guest house.Yet on the other end of the spectrum are 14 homes and townhomes priced more moderately, between $1,099,000 and $1,999,000.  That’s close to half of the 35 current homes for sale in Los Altos.

Under $2 million in Los Altos

An example in this lower-priced group is an exquisite townhouse surrounded by all the luxury you could ask for, located just a block from downtown.  It features an open floor plan with a spacious kitchen and dining area, two upstairs master suites and an attached two-car garage.  Just three years old, this 1,360-square-foot home is offered at $1,149,000.

Another prize in the under-$2 million market is a lovely three-bedroom home with vaulted ceiling, picture windows, large patio, vegetable gardens and more.  The home encompasses 1,850 square feet on a 10,000-foot lot and is available for $1,650,000.

If Los Altos homes in this price range are what you’ve been looking for, go check out the entire list on my Multiple Listing Service page.  Call me for more details about any of these homes.

Los Altos homes at the higher end

While it doesn’t take a vast amount of money to live in Los Altos, the city would never have ranked so high on the Forbes list mentioned above without a fine selection of some of the most luxurious – and expensive – homes in the United States.  A scan of the current market turns up five homes out of 35 listings selling between $3,988,000 and $12,750,000.

At the low end ($3,988,000) of the high-end market is a very private, newly remodeled home with 3,921 square feet within a single level.  It boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, lush hardwood floors, plenty of the latest electronics, huge windows, glass doors and a one-bedroom guest house complete with kitchen and laundry facilities.

A little ways up the scale is an immaculate, newly constructed home situated in the prestigious Los Altos Golf & Country Club area.  The home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms within 6,255 square feet.  Amenities include museum-quality lighting for fine art, home theater, culinary kitchen, exercise room, wine cellar and two laundry rooms.  Asking price: $6,495,000.

Here you’ve seen just a few examples of the home-price diversity in Los Altos, a city whose Spanish name means “the heights,” or “the foothills.”  Is this a place where you dream home exists?  It’s very possible.  Call me at (650) 947-2942, and let’s find out.

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