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: $900,000.
Encircled in a white picket fence, this bungalow sits on a tree-lined street walking distance to the LA River, Griffith Park, and Los Feliz Boulevard. The dwelling measures just 866 square feet, packing in two bedrooms and one bath, but the lot spans 5,200 square feet and includes a roomy backyard. The bungalow was built in 1922, but it looks freshly remodeled. It’s listed for $895,000.
This Spanish-style was built in 1933 and is brimming with period charm and character. The living room is spectacular, with exposed wood beams, a plaster and tile fireplace, built-in wall nooks, and scalloped entryways. Coming in at 1,631 square feet, the house holds three bathrooms and one and a half baths. The full bath sports pink and turquoise tile and a barrel ceiling. The property spans 6,667 square feet and holds a detached garage and roomy backyard. It’s asking $899,000.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a single-family home in Santa Monica for under $1 million, but there are plenty of multi-family options, including this two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in a 1970s five-plex off Lincoln and Pico. The 864-square-foot unit contains a remodeled kitchen, updated bathrooms, and a private balcony. The asking price is $899,000, with HOA dues of $214 per month.
Here’s another Spanish-style option, this one located in adorable Magnolia Park. The spacious house holds four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,617 square feet. Built in 1928, it still has most of its original hardwood floors. Other features include French windows, a fireplace, central A/C, and a smattering of breeze blocks at the front entrance. The 6,742-square-foot property includes a raised patio deck and a detached one car garage. It’s listed for $910,000.
This midcentury home is bright and airy, thanks to its vaulted ceilings and hilltop setting. Fresh off a remodel, it sports an open floor plan, contemporary kitchen, fireplace, and bamboo floors. It measures a generous 1,805 square feet across two stories with a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The bottom floor has a bonus media room, a separate entrance, and a large wood deck with treetop views. The asking price? $899,000.
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