Here’s what $1M buys around LA

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ‘hoods. We’ve found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $1 million.

View of house from the street

Living room


Via  Robert Estrada, Vartan Achabahian/Prospect Group

We’ll start with this inviting Spanish bungalow in Fairfax. Built in 1927, it’s been recently renovated but retains a barrel ceiling and arched wall niches. The compact 745-square-foot residence holds two bedrooms and one bathroom, with a freshly remodeled kitchen and glass doors leading out from the bedrooms to a patio space in the back. Sitting on a 1,749-square-foot lot, the house is asking $999,999.

View of house

Living room


Living room and yard
Courtesy Erica Lockhart, Lorin Ruttenberg/Compass

Here’s a charming midcentury home in Baldwin Hills looking for its first new owner in more than six decades. The house contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 2,107 square feet of living space. It’s equipped with elegant built-in shelving, wood-paneled walls, a living room fireplace, and walls of glass that allow for plenty of natural light. Sitting on a 7,105-square-foot lot with a grassy yard, the home is asking $995,000.

Living room



Via Azita Sadeghi/Douglas Elliman

Take in the views from the 27th story of this Wilshire Boulevard high-rise, located in Central City West. The condo measures 1,140 square feet, with two bedrooms and a bathroom. The open living room flows into a small dining area and a kitchen updated with stainless steel appliances. Both bedrooms have walk-in closets and wide window panels. Building amenities include a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and screening room. Asking price is $995,000, with HOA dues of $995 per month.

Front patio



Courtesy Elizabeth C. Layne/Remax

This cozy little cottage sits on a quiet cul de sac in the Hollywood Hills, fronted by a garage and a handsome brick wall. The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,176 square feet of living space. Built in the 1950s, it features French doors, tiled bathrooms, and a brick fireplace in the living room. It sits on a 3,215-square-foot lot with a pleasant entry courtyard and a wooden deck in the back. Asking price is 999,000.

Backyard of house

Living room


Swimming pool
Via Carl Gambino/Westside Estate Agency

This Spanish-style residence in Silver Lake sits on a hilly 8,632-square-foot lot complete with a yard and a swimming pool. The home holds two bedrooms and one bathroom with wood floors and coved ceilings. French doors in the office lead out to a deck overlooking the pool, and the surrounding neighborhood beyond. A separate patio with space for outdoor dining is shaded by a pergola. Asking price is $999,999.


Which home or condo around $1 million would you choose?

  • 6%


    (8 votes)

  • 8%
    Baldwin Hills

    (10 votes)

  • 0%
    Central City West

    (1 vote)

  • 10%
    Hollywood Hills

    (12 votes)

  • 74%
    Silver Lake

    (89 votes)

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