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: $950,000.
This residence built in 1914 is perched on a steep street above Echo Park, walking distance to Pollen, Valerie Echo Park, and the Baxter Street Stairs, which lead into Elysian Park. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home measures just 864 square feet, but it sits on a 5,961-square-foot lot, and holds an ample wood deck and grass yard. Features include original hard wood floors, plank ceilings, and an updated kitchen, plus central A/C and a Nest thermostat. It’s listed for $940,000.
Over on the Westside, this airy two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft “has been completely updated,” per the listing (though it was only built in 2006). With large windows that stretch from nearly floor to ceiling, the 1,550-square-foot space gets a copious amount of natural light. It’s outfitted with hardwood floors, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and stainless steel appliances, and it comes with two parking spaces. The asking price is $950,000, with HOA dues of $456.
Here’s proof that you can get more bang for your buck in the Valley: This traditional home built in 1954 holds four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms in 1,916 square feet. True to midcentury style, it offers nice connections to its outdoor spaces, including via French doors in the master bedroom and living room that open to the pool. On a 7,535-square-foot lot, it’s listed for $949,000.
Looking for a newly built pad? This three-bedroom home is part of a small lot subdivision that just opened off La Brea Avenue, near the beautiful Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. The unit sits atop a garage, with three additional floors, including one devoted to the master suite, which holds two walk-in closets, a “spa-like bath, private patio and stunning views of the surrounding hills and city.” It’s on the market for $959,000.
Last, but certainly not least: A groovy midcentury modern that boasts striking views of treetops and the expanding Downtown skyline. Coming in at 1,440 square feet, this home holds two bedrooms and two bathrooms and features a wood burning fireplace, quirky blue floors, and beamed ceilings. As the listing notes, it sits on 7,000 square feet, with a “huge backyard that has the potential to be a beautiful private garden.” The asking price? $950,000.