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Los Angeles home comparison: What $1M buys you in LA right now

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A mobile home in Malibu or a newly built small-lot home in Mid City

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 within $10,000 of today’s price: a cool $1 million.

Living room and dining room with hardwood floors
Kitchen with green tile backsplash
Verdant outdoor area

↑ This charming 1920s residence on the border of Silver Lake and Echo Park has 1,304 square feet of living area and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the lushly landscaped grounds. Quirks include the green kitchen tile and a pink bathroom adorned with a small recreation of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. The two-bedroom home is asking $995,000.

View of front of house with fence and front porch
Interior of home with central fireplace

↑ Yes, this is a $1 million-mobile home. But it’s located in Malibu’s exclusive Paradise Cove community, with on-site tennis courts, clubhouse, and direct access to the beach. At 1,200 square feet, it has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living area centered around a large freestanding fireplace. Asking price is $1 million even.

Living room with stairs to next level
Rooftop deck

↑ Looking for something freshly built? How about this small-lot home in Mid City? Part of the recent VUE development, the 1,976-square-foot residence has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, and a spacious rooftop deck with a grill. Asking price is $998,000.

Living room with tile floor and sliding glass doors
View of home from the front
Bedroom with ornamental light fixture

↑ This Spanish-y home in Hollywood Hills West needs a bit of TLC, but it’s dramatic tile floors and stellar views are sure to appeal to the right buyer. Built in 1947, the 1,941-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and plenty of patio and deck space. Asking price is $999,999.

Two stories of glass walls
View of kitchen amid walls of glass

↑ Can we interest you in a glass cube? Here’s one in Woodland Hills built in 1963 and “inspired by Mies Van Der Rohe and Philip Johnson,” according to the listing. The 2,460-square-foot home has five bedrooms and three baths and opens up to a large saltwater pool. Asking price is $990,000.


Which home around $1 million would you choose?

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  • 24%
    Silver Lake
    (430 votes)
  • 5%
    (93 votes)
  • 30%
    Mid City
    (543 votes)
  • 19%
    Hollywood Hills West
    (357 votes)
  • 20%
    Woodland Hills
    (367 votes)
1790 votes total Vote Now