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Curbed Comparisons: What $825K buys around LA

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A condo in bustling South Park or an island retreat in Avalon?

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: $825,000.

Front lawn and house
Living room leading outside
Kitchen and dining area
Upstairs bedroom Via Bonnie Truong, Nationwide Realty

↑ Significantly updated in recent years, this Mt. Washington home has been standing since 1906 and has a few nice vintage built-ins and a bay window to prove it. The 1,695-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated with new appliances, and the open living space leads directly to an outdoor deck with room for seating. Sitting on a 4,463-square-foot lot with a grassy lawn, the home is asking $815,000.

Front of house
Open living space
Backyard with garage Via Everardo Duran, Duran Properties

↑ This Jefferson Park flip sold earlier this year for just $325,000. Now it’s back on the market with a fresh paint job, new electrical and plumbing, an updated kitchen, and renovated bathrooms. Built in 1909, the three-bedroom Craftsman has two bathrooms and 1,423 square feet of living space with hardwood floors and plenty of built-in shelving. It sits on a 5,609-square-foot lot with a wooden deck and a one-car garage in the back. Asking price is $825,000.

Living room
Bedroom Via Robert McGowan, Smart LA Realty

↑ In the heart of busy South Park is this open one-bedroom unit with a single bathroom and 1,020 square feet of living space. The condo has high ceilings, wood floors, walls of glass, and in-unit laundry. Building amenities include a swimming pool, spa, barbecue areas, a fitness center, a rooftop lounge, and a parking spot. Asking price is $815,999; HOA dues are $684 per month.

Exterior of house
Sliding door leading to deck
Bedroom windows
Deck with outdoor furniture Via Jordan Lake, Catalina Realtors

↑ How about some island living in this cozy little home in Avalon? Featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms divided up between two separate units, the duplex has a total of 1,136 square feet of living space with multiple decks and balconies providing views around the quaint Catalina Island neighborhood. The property sits on a small 2,528-square-foot lot, but a workspace beneath the home provides room for projects and a bit of extra storage. Asking price is $820,000.

Front of house
Living room with fireplace
Back deck Via Litta Lee, Coldwell Banker

↑ This pleasant four-bedroom home in the hills of upper Glendale has two bathrooms and a roomy 2,184 square feet of living space. Interior features include parquet floors, sliding doors, a living room fireplace, and an upstairs family room. The home sits on a 3,880-square-foot lot with a wooden deck that offers some very nice mountain views. Asking price is $835,000.


Which home around $825,000 would you choose?

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  • 40%
    Mt. Washington
    (303 votes)
  • 23%
    Jefferson Park
    (177 votes)
  • 4%
    South Park
    (35 votes)
  • 9%
    (73 votes)
  • 20%
    (155 votes)
743 votes total Vote Now