$2M Billings Home vs. $2M Home in San Diego
Sure, we all know about Billings' ridiculous "castle" house that is currently listed at $13.9 million. But what about a house for us common folk? Something affordable, like under $3M?
Of course, I'm being snarky. They say 1% of the population has all the money and I guess 1% of us Montanans could afford a multi-million dollar house? I honestly know zero people in my sphere that make enough money to buy a two million dollar house (and I know a lot of people), but builders build them and people buy them, so I guess the market is there.
Regardless, it's fun to look and it's fun to dream and I thought it would be fun to compare a Billings home with a similarly priced home in San Diego, one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. We all joke about those pesky Californians selling their expensive, normal-sized houses in Cali and buying up property in Montana. So let's compare!
A desirable neighborhood, located on the golf course at the Yellowstone Country Club (off 62nd and Rimrock). Listed at $2,375,000, you'll get over 8,500 square feet of living on just over a 1/2 acre.
With great views, beautiful landscaping, and four bedrooms/seven bathrooms, this house is pretty spectacular.
There appears to be literally tons of stone and walnut in this home and it looks like it has a classy "Montana lodge" type vibe.
Loaded with high-end features (including a walk-in wine cellar) this luxurious Billings home would be ideal for entertaining and/or relaxing in your own private retreat.
It's a beauty and if you'd like more info, get complete listing details HERE.
LA is full of smog and traffic, so let's pick a similar price-point family home in sunny San Diego for our comparison.
Listed at $2,350,000, this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home also comes on 1/2 acre lot and has around 5,900 sq. feet of living space. Built in the same decade as our Montana home, it's a beauty (and over 2,500 sq feet smaller than our Billings house). Keep in mind, 2,500 sq. feet is a typical, average-sized house. Both of these homes are huge.
Whiter and brighter than our Montana house, spend your $2.3M on this California home and you'll get a pool. Heated, I assume. And some decent views too. The master suite looks pretty... sweet.
Tall ceilings and big windows showcase the family room.
Of course, you'll get a wine cellar in the California home too. Side note: What is it with wealthy people and wine cellars, anyway? I buy booze, I drink booze. No need for me to store it in a special room, but whatever. Different strokes for different folks I guess. Some of us collect fridge magnets, some of us collect expensive wines.
View complete listing details for the San Diego home HERE.
Which home would you prefer? The massive Montana lodge-style house, or the bright and white, southern California pool house? Take our poll!