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What $5 Million Gets You in 6 Los Angeles Neighborhoods

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, exploring what you can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Los Angeles neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $5 million.

? No matter how you slice it, $5 million is gonna buy a lot of house--it's just a matter of exactly how much lotta house, and of character, amenities, and so on. In San Marino, it's a five-bedroom, six-bathroom built in 1927 and totaling 6,070 square feet on more than half an acre. Asking price is $5.08 million.

? Way on the other side of the county in Malibu you'll get a four-bedroom, four-bathroom designed by architect Doug Burdge with a grotto-y pool, a bar and grill, and "ancient Mexican mesquite wood doors," all sitting on 2.66 acres. Asking price is $4.995 million.

? In Century City, $5.05 million (plus $3,321 in HOA dues) will get you a unit on the twenty-second floor of the AM Stern-designed The Century. The condo has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms and comes with all the building's crazy amenities, including a pool, screening room, and valet.

? $4.995 million gets you a big old ugly house in Encino--this one has six bedrooms and ten bathrooms in more than 11,00 square feet for you to "entertain 500 of your closest friends." It also has a pool, a master with two bathrooms, dry and wet saunas, a gym, and a temperature-controlled fur closet.

? Just below Wattles Mansion in the Hills, you'll get a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,500-square-foot house with a stenciled ceiling, stone fireplace, courtyard with fountain, dining room, a two-room staff wing, a guest apartment, a pool, and a tower room, for $4.995 million.

? Things must be good in Monrovia if they don't even feel the need to hire a professional photographer for a $5 million listing. This house sits in a gated community and has four bedrooms, four and three-quarter bathrooms, a wetbar, elevator, two-story library, dining room, wine cellar, and pool on 2.49 acres. Asking price is a straight $5 million.

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