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Los Angeles home comparison: What $920K buys you right now

Condo living or a house with a pool?

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 or condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $920,000.

Living area with glass walls
Couch next to wide window
Balcony with sliding door Via George Recupito, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

↑ First up: this sleek one-bedroom condo in Marina del Rey. Featuring two bathrooms and 1,060 square feet of living space, the top-floor unit includes walls of glass and a wraparound balcony to take in the views. Asking price is $925,000 (down from $975,000 earlier this year), with HOA dues of $386 per month.

Exterior of home with front courtyard
Living room with beamed ceiling
Reading room with stained glass window
Watermelon-colored bathroom Via Ryan Asao, Keller Williams Executive

↑ This 1930s English-style home in Glendale has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The 2,203-square-foot home sits above a two-car garage and features a large front courtyard. Interior highlights include beamed ceilings, built-in shelving, a smattering of stained glass, and a very festive watermelon-colored bathroom. Asking price is $915,000.

View of house from the sidewalk
Living room with fireplace
Open dining room and kitchen
Pool behind the house Via Sylva Khayalian, Redfin

↑ Built in 1947, this three-bedroom Pasadena home has been given a total overhaul in the nine months since it was last purchased. Now, it’s sporting an updated kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, and a fresh coat of paint. The 1,536-square-foot residence sits on a 7,562-square-foot lot with a backyard pool and spa. Last sold for $749,000, it’s now asking $929,000.

Exterior of house with side garden
Living room with hardwood floor
Dining room and kitchen bar
Sunny nook Via Alexander Lozano, John Aaroe Group

↑ This four-bedroom home in Highland Park was constructed in 1928 and includes a few nice vintage features, such as recessed shelving and living room fireplace. The 2,218-square-foot residence has two bathrooms, an open kitchen and dining area, and a very pleasant-looking little nook off the master bedroom with a wraparound panel of windows. Asking price is $925,000.

Open space with windows
Bedroom with windows
View out window Via James Hancock, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

↑ This two-bedroom condo off of Wilshire in Westwood is looking a little spare right now, but we suppose that helps draw attention to the ample 1,402-square-feet of living space. The unit also offers hardwood floors, marble countertops, and views of the Los Angeles Country Club. It’s asking $919,000, with HOA dues of—get ready—$1,436 per month. Those go toward amenities like a pool, fitness center, and valet parking.


Which home around $920,000 would you buy?

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  • 10%
    Marina del Rey
    (89 votes)
  • 19%
    (161 votes)
  • 23%
    (196 votes)
  • 38%
    Highland Park
    (321 votes)
  • 7%
    (66 votes)
833 votes total Vote Now