Built in 1939, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom fixer-upper in Laurel Canyon has seen some upgrades since then, as the pictures of the interior show. Up the steps from the garage to the double-door entryway, visitors traverse the long front porch; inside, there's a galley-style kitchen, wood floors, a scorched fireplace that will look great once it's cleaned up, and more steps up to the bedroom. The hilly backyard could definitely use some forceful landscaping, but there's a good amount of space: this lot and another are being sold together for a total of about 3,600 square feet. The wee place is asking $625,000.
· 8266 Kirkwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046 [Redfin]