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Los Angeles home comparison: What $850K buys you right now

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A remodeled cottage in Marina del Rey or a Craftsman in Altadena?

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: $850,000.

Front of house from yard Via Anderson Ballard Companies
Front parlor with decorative fireplace
Double doors leading outside
Backyard pathway

↑ This traditional-style three-bedroom home in Glendale features hardwood floors, built-in shelving, and long panels of windows. Built in 1923, the 1,698-square-foot residence is in need of some work, but offers a nice backyard with a large detached garage that could be converted into an office space. Asking price is $849,800.

View of house from front yard Via Hill Top Real Estate
Kitchen with wood paneled walls
Living room with fireplace
Small backyard

↑ Here’s a decent postwar-era two-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks. Fronted by a good-sized front lawn, the 1,260-square-foot residence includes hardwood floors, wood paneling, and a brick fireplace in the living room. There’s also a grassy back yard and two-car garage. Asking price is $849,999.

Living room with glass doors leading outside Via Keller Williams Realty
View of kitchen from living room
Bedroom with ceiling fan
Backyard with deck

↑ At 760 square feet, this recently remodeled two-bedroom home in Marina del Rey is cozy, but glass doors at the front and back entrances help keep it looking light and airy. Situated on a snug 2,496-square-foot lot, the home includes some nice outdoor spaces, including a back deck and seating area alongside the house. Asking price is $849,000.

Exterior of home Via Compass Realty
Living room with fireplace
Office leading to balcony
Bedroom with hardwood floors

↑ This two-bedroom home in Eagle Rock was built in 1937 and offers hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and built-in shelving. Situated on a 9,792-square-foot lot, the 1,596-square-foot home is surrounded by a lushly landscaped yard and terraced gardens. A large balcony and front courtyard seem like good places to take in the scenery. Asking price is $849,000.

View of Craftsman from the front Via Podley Properties
Living room with brick fireplace
Dining room
Bedroom with door open to bathroom

↑ This 1908 Craftsman in Altadena is still looking pretty grand after all these years. The four-bedroom home includes hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, crown moldings, vintage tile bathrooms, and a living room fireplace. The 2,701-square-foot home is situated on a one-third-acre lot with a grassy backyard laden with fruit trees. Asking price is $849,000.


Which house around $850,000 would you choose?

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  • 5%
    (84 votes)
  • 2%
    Sherman Oaks
    (42 votes)
  • 14%
    Marina del Rey
    (222 votes)
  • 25%
    Eagle Rock
    (405 votes)
  • 52%
    (819 votes)
1572 votes total Vote Now