Clayton. Set in the foothills of Mount Diablo, this 5.6-acre estate includes an equestrian barn and access to riding trails. The three-bedroom Tuscan-style house features distressed-hardwood and mosaic-tile floors, French doors, hand-painted murals, carved-stone details, and knotty-alder cabinetry.
Outside are a guest casita with a private patio; a studio; an oversize garage with a hobby room; gardens; stone terraces; a fountain; and a spa. $3,995,000. Charlie Engs and John Ward, California Outdoor Properties, (415) 601-6330.