Show Me The Money: 10 Most Expensive Bay Area Homes

How expensive is too expensive when it comes to your dream home? A look at these stunning homes would definitely make you say it’s all worth it. What's more, one of them is rumored to have served as the first Intel boardroom! 

Browse through long driveways, gorgeous views, private pools, expansive gardens, wine cellars, and more while you sip on your wine and cozy up in bed.

These most 10 expensive homes in Bay Area cities are sure to get you dreaming!

1. Walnut Creek

A palatial Tuscan wine-producing estate with hillside views, terraced vineyards, and sunset vistas - this home is paradise.

The house features vaulted open beam ceilings, hardwood floors, and my favorite - a lavish tasting room 😍

2. Berkeley

Designed by famed Bay Area architect David Stark Wilson, this home screams modern luxury.

Think soaring ceilings, glass walls, large pool, and a relaxing spa - this $12M home is everything you have dreamt of and more.

3. Atherton

If you’re looking for some zen amongst luxury, this Atherton estate with large Japanese gardens, a Japanese tea house, and calm ponds with a koi will be your dream home.

Alaskan cedar woodwork, honey-toned oak flooring, and polished stone are some of the reasons why this home costs a whopping $35M to buy. 

4. Castro Valley

Love the outdoors? Then this one's for you. With 38+ acres of total land area, a main house, guest houses, barns, and hiking trails, you and your horses can lead a pretty happy life here.

All you need is $4.5M and, of course, your own horses.

5. Lafayette

What does a $25M house look like? This private estate with 22,451 sqft of living space is the answer.

With indoor and outdoor kitchens, a place to display your private art collection, a lavish pool complex with waterfalls, two spas, a romantic grotto, and poolside lounges, there isn’t much else you would need.

6. Los Altos

Did you ever want to buy a home that was once owned by someone famous? Here’s your chance!

Once owned by Intel founder Robert Noyce, this $17M estate enjoys views of the Bay, the mountains, as well as the Los Altos Golf & Country Club. P.S. The formal dining room is rumored to have served as the first Intel boardroom. 😮

7. Mill Valley

Designed by 361 architects specializing in net-zero energy homes, this 2017 masterpiece is a green homeowner’s dream.

Solar water filtration, Zehnder air cleaning system, and organic gardens, this modern home costs $6.9M to buy and well, free to look 😉

8. Oakland

Always dreamt of having an elevator in your home? Say hello to this 19,000 square foot home in Oakland.

Featuring an indoor gym, steam, and sauna, 10 fireplaces, a theatre room, a lower garage for boat storage, and an upper garage for cars, this home is spread over three floors. What’s more? The home has 30 ft. tall ceilings!


9. Palo Alto

What do a custom infinity pool, an outdoor cabana, and 20ft. ceilings have in common? They are all a part of this $18.5M estate tucked away in Palo Alto Hills.

With unobstructed views, an artfully-designed interior, and use of natural materials, this home guarantees ‘an extraordinary lifestyle’.

10. San Francisco

You can’t talk about the Bay Area and miss San Francisco... and that’s why we've saved the best for the last.

Featuring sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, showcased in Architectural Digest, and designed by the Wiseman Group, this $28.8M home is nothing short of breathtaking. A theatre with Dolby certified surround sound, a billiards room and a  temperature controlled wine cellar are just a few extraordinary additions to this home.

These homes are so dreamy and perfect that all you need is a cozy nook to settle in while you endlessly scroll through the picture-perfect settings. Got a home you love more than these? Let us know! Check out more great homes in the Bay Area here.

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