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Los Angeles home comparison: What $1.25M buys you right now

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How about a charming Spanish bungalow in Carthay?

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: $1.2 million.

House from front walkway Via Clear Point Real Estate
Living room with arched window
Living room with fireplace
Bedroom with French doors

↑ Located in the tiny neighborhood of Carthay, this 1920s Spanish bungalow has 1,473 square feet of living space, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, hardwood floors, arched entryways, built-in shelving, and an updated kitchen. There’s also a detached garage that’s been converted into a home office space. Asking price is $1.249 million.

Front of home with red door Via Mills Realty
Open living room and kitchen
Living area with glass walls
Bedroom with access to balcony

↑ This modern residence in Studio City was constructed in 1961 and features beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, and an open concept throughout much of its 1,341 square feet of living space. Featuring two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, the house’s most attractive feature is perhaps the long deck offering views across the surrounding hills. Asking price is $1.25 million.

Abstract courtyard with fountain
Living room and dining area

↑ You could be the first owner of this newly constructed condo in West Hollywood. The two-bedroom, one-and-three-quarter bath unit offers hardwood floors, high ceilings, state-of-the-art appliances, and a private balcony. Asking price is $1.25 million, with HOA dues of $450 per month.

Interior of cabin Via Keller Williams
Windows with beam in foreground
Wooden seating
Wooded area

↑ This secluded cabin in Topanga Canyon features a rustic design with wooden beams and walls of windows. Sadly, the unpermitted structure is red-tagged so you can’t actually go inside. On the bright side: It sits on 2.38 acres of tranquil forested land, and, as the listing notes, buyers can always work to get it up to code. Asking price is $1.25 million.

View of house from front walkway Photos by Pierre Galant Photography; via Keller Williams Silicon Beach
Living room with fireplace and piano
Kitchen with farmhouse sink
Bedroom with pullout bed

↑ Built in 1920, this 1,256-square-foot cottage in Del Rey packs three bedrooms and two bathrooms into a relatively small amount of space. The third bedroom, in fact, doubles as an office with a Murphy bed that can be stored out of sight during the day. Asking price is $1.249 million.


Which of these homes around $1.25M would you choose?

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  • 43%
    (383 votes)
  • 31%
    Studio City
    (272 votes)
  • 7%
    West Hollywood
    (65 votes)
  • 7%
    Topanga Canyon (I’m a developer)
    (63 votes)
  • 10%
    Del Rey
    (93 votes)
876 votes total Vote Now